Three years ago, a women's club basketball program did not exist at UCLA. In response, in early 2017, a group of girls who shared the same passion for basketball and a desire to play at a competitive level combined their efforts to found the UCLA Women's Club Basketball program. Because of their proactivity, and the generous help of donors, UCLA Women's Club Basketball had a successful first official season in 2017-18.
This group of hardworking girls is determined to make a presence on campus and improve the precedence of women's athletics. The 2018-19 season is just the girls' second season together, and they need your help! The program demands several costs: travel, tournament fees, coaching compensation, paying referees, as well as uniforms and other basketball gear. Completely student-run, UCLA Women's Club Basketball works hard to promote a fun and competitive environment for its players; however, we would be so appreciative of any support we receive!
Without an established group of alumni, finding donations to alleviate our program's costs has proven difficult; and, as a group of full-time college students, any help offered goes a long way! We hope that you will consider making any dollar amount donation to support our efforts of establishing our presence on campus and achieving our goals in competition against other university club teams. The UCLA Women's Club Basketball Team is extremely appreciative of any donation -- your support goes towards the girls' passion for the game of basketball and being able to compete at a high level while pursuing an esteemed education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Curious to see how your donation can help us? Check out our "perks" section to see what your generosity offers. Even a small gift goes a long way and helps us grow and succeed. Thank you for your time! We hope to see you at a game soon!
UCLA Women's Club Basketball with Common (rapper, actor) at the John Wooden Center
As a young club established in 2017, the UCLA Women's Club Basketball Team lacks many resources, including experience and an extensive alumni base. The initial years of this program are particularly important; we must work to create an excellent foundation so that the future girls of this program can be provided with security. Club basketball demands expenses for many articles such as equipment (uniforms, gear, basketballs), tournament and officials' fees, travel costs (transportation, lodging, food), in addition to a plethora of other items. Therefore, running the program with a minimal budget is impossible. Although the club makes efforts to host its own fundraisers on campus and through small businesses, the program's overall costs are still outstanding. With some help, though, the financial burden can be alleviated, allowing these girls to compete and grow as both basketball players and human beings. Please consider supporting our program and helping us fight our way to victory.
With your gift, you can help us tackle finances across many areas:
Your magnanimity is greatly appreciated. Please share our campaign with family, friends, and coworkers to help us achieve our goal. Thank you, we dedicate our season to you! Go Bruins!
The girls of the UCLA Women's Club Basketball Team all share a love for the sport of basketball. Each individual has played high school varsity and wishes to continue to compete, all while furthering their education across a broad pool of majors including sociology, psychology, MIMG, bioengineering, biology, political science, and MCDP. All of these Bruins are hardworking and passionate, both in their studies and on the court! Despite the demands of the classroom, the girls still find the time to make it to the gym and play the game they love. Meet some of our cherished teammates:
“Coming out of high school, I knew I wanted to stay involved with basketball. This club basketball program and this group of girls have allowed me to do just that. While upholding a spirit of competition as well as a love for the game, this team has helped create unforgettable memories here at UCLA. I am so grateful for the past two seasons of playing for this club, and I look forward to what the future holds for us.”
- Marie Berthiaux, 3rd Year Political Science and Psychology Double Major
"Basketball has always been an important part of my life. Transitioning to college was a difficult process but this club helped me get through it. Basketball is my outlet and this club has allowed me to continue playing at a competitive level. It has also introduced me to amazing teammates and friends that have given me unforgettable memories from team bondings to road trips for basketball tournaments. We all share the same love for the game and it would mean the world for us if this club continued for years to come. I am so grateful for the past two years I’ve experienced and excited to see what the new season brings. "
- Paris Rivera, 3rd Year Political Science Major
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