UCLA Men’s Club Water Polo is a student run and student funded organization affiliated with UCLA Recreation Club Sports. This year we have over 35 active members with a bounty of new talent. We are currently competing against four other teams in the Pacific Coast Division, the toughest division in the Collegiate Water Polo Association with multiple teams consistently ranked in the top-10 in the nation, and are looking to grab a top spot in the championship tournament for our division. The team not only provides excellent water polo development and experience, but has built an exceptional community around the sport where our members have found lifelong friends and lasting memories.
We are 3-time National Champions, winning in 2009, 2010, and 2013. Our ultimate goal for the upcoming year is to return to and win next year’s championship tournament in New York. You can help us achieve this with your donations.
The team is self-funded and only receives a small amount of money from the school. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help pay for the costs of maintaining the team. Our biggest costs are tournament fees throughout the year and because we are fielding 2 travel teams so that more of our players get playing time, these costs take up the majority of our budget. In addition to tournament fees, travel and lodging costs make up a substantial amount of our expenses, especially since the 2018 Nationals is in New York.
Your donations would help alleviate the stress that comes with a student-run and self-funded team and would not only help this year’s team, but future teams to come. Over the years, our equipment has begun to wear down and break. As a result, the number of usable caps has been decreasing and purchasing a new set is a priority. We are planning on purchasing a new set of water polo caps to ensure the safety of our players.
Here are some examples of the costs for the team:
$50 - Tank of gas for travel
$200 - Lodging for four players in San Luis Obispo, CA
$1,500 - A set of home and away caps
$5,000 - League Tournament dues for the season for 2 teams
Thank you so much for your support of UCLA Men’s Club Water Polo. The team is extremely grateful to you for your generosity and help!
As always, Go Bruins!
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Thank you so much for your donation! We greatly appreciate you helping the team!
For your generous donation of $50, you or your business will receive a shoutout on the UCLA Men's Club Water Polo Facebook Page! You or your business will also receive a customized team picture in addition to your shoutout! (a tax deductible donation of $48)
For your donation of $100, we will send you or your business a UCLA Men's Club Water Polo T-Shirt in addition to receiving a Facebook shoutout and custom team picture! You're a shining star! (a tax deductible donation of $82)
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Estimated Delivery: January 2018
UCLA Club Water Polo Jacket
For your generous gift of $150, you or your business will receive a UCLA Men's Club Water Polo Team Jacket in addition to a Facebook shoutout and custom team picture! Thank you so much for this awesome gift! (a tax deductible donation of $100)
For your amazing gift of $200, you or your business will receive a UCLA Men's Club Water Polo Team Polo in addition to a Facebook shoutout and custom team picture! We're amazed by your incredible generosity!! (a tax deductible donation of $145)
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Estimated Delivery: March 2018
Team Signed Ball
For your gift of $1000, we will send you or your business a water polo ball signed by the entire team and our loving coach Doug Merkel ❤. In addition to this, you will receive ALL previous perks (Team Picture, Facebook Shoutout, Team T-Shirt, Team Jacket, and Team Polo). This astounding donation would truly help the team for many years to come! (a tax deductible donation of $835)