Throughout the year, St. Louis Urban Debate League hosts 6 tournaments for participating students. Each tournament costs nearly $4,000 which includes trophies and awards, facility fees, meals, transportation, and staffing. In order to keep our students motivated to remain involved in our program, it is essential to provide them with opportunities to exercise their skills in a fun, competitive atmosphere. In fact, studies show a direct correlation between the students who participate in 1 or more tournament rounds, and their success both within debate as well as in the classroom. To ensure we are able to host our tournaments this season, we are turning those who share our commitment and belief in the impact of debate programming on youth in need of academic opportunity.