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Malaysian Students go to an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Organized by: Leslie Willis

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THE STORY:

In the southern Malaysian state of Johor, Ultimate Frisbee is no longer a sport one plays with his dog. Students of all races and ages are embracing the team sport which shares traits with the more familiar soccer, rugby, and netball. However, the opportunities to play outside of their own schools are limited.

Three Fulbright English Teaching Assistants in the state of Johor are organizing a one-day tournament to bring together students from five different secondary schools throughout the state. Many of these students had never touched a disc before this year, and for several, this will be their very first tournament. For the rest, it's only their second.

Although football (soccer), badminton, and netball still dominate the sports scene in Malaysia, the number of people playing Ultimate Frisbee is quickly expanding. Unfortunately, however, the majority of tournaments are restricted to the larger cities, making it difficult for players from small towns and remote areas to join and develop their skills. Thus, we are taking the sport to the students, teaching them how to play at a younger age in hopes of instilling in them a love of the game and improving the overall level of competition in Malaysia.

These students have embraced the sport and the “Spirit of the Game,” as they value good sportsmanship and fair play above all else. Not only will participating in this tournament provide the opportunity to improve their Ultimate skills, it will also increase the students’ confidence in speaking English while they compete in a friendly environment with students from other schools.

Funds raised will go toward providing transportation, food, water, and awards for the students.
$10 covers transportation for one student
$2 covers food and water for one student
$3 covers medals and prizes for one participant
Thus, a donation of US$15 will send one additional student to this tournament.

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To This Fundraiser

$858

 

86% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • i eat peas

    $100

  • EWHY

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ra Ultimate

    $15

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  • Josh Greene

    $25

  • Tofu

    $20

  • Aunt Margaret

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mom

    $50

  • Go Malaysian Ultimate!!

    $30

  • mike d

    $50

  • $20

  • Nannie Leverton

    $60

  • Big Sister

    $100

  • Aaron Stern

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Organized by

Leslie Willis

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Keep spreading the word! 3 years ago

Aaron Stern

Aaron Stern

DONATION: $18

3 years ago

Big Sister

Big Sister

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Nannie Leverton

Nannie Leverton

DONATION: $60

Wishing you lots of luck with this new Project. With love from Nannie. 3 years ago

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

mike d

mike d

DONATION: $50

enjoy! 3 years ago

Go Malaysian Ultimate!!

Go Malaysian Ultimate!!

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Keep spreading ultimate cheer! 3 years ago

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