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UC Berkeley Pie Queens Spring 2023

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
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Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Welcome to the Pie Queens 2023 Crowdfunding Page!

Who are we?

The UC Berkeley Pie Queens is a nationally competitive D1 ultimate frisbee team for women, non-binary, and trans athletes at Cal. The core identity of the Pie Queens is rooted in inclusivity, joy, and personal growth. We pride ourselves in being a space where athletes of all levels of experience can come to unleash their competitive spirit, play on a team alongside great friends, and become a part of an incredibly supportive ultimate community that goes far beyond college. This team is undoubtedly a highlight of our members' college experiences and we are happy that we get to be a part of growing this sport.

In the fall, we play as one big Pie Queens program where the focus is all about team bonding and skill development. Then in the spring, we split into our A and B teams, the Queens and Tarts, to take on the competitive season. We have a total of seven awesome coaches who generously volunteer their time to keep this program as strong as it is. As a full program we get to take our teams to 12+ tournaments in a school year! For some fun info about teams, scroll down to the end of this page!

Team Trick and Team Treat in our themed uniforms at Chico 2022

Why support us?

We are asking for your support so that the financial burden of being a member of this team does not deter any individuals from joining. Some of the main ways we use your donations to make the program more accessible/affordable are by:

  • Offsetting the cost of team dues (team dues include costs such as tournament bid fees, housing, field space, and other miscellaneous team costs) 
  • Funding our BIPOC account which supports our program's BIPOC individuals on a need-based, no questions asked basis
  • Having the funds to provide need-based support to all members of our program

As a Cal Sport Club team, the cost of competing comes almost entirely out of members' pockets. By donating to our program, you are helping us grow all athletes in the program to their full potential. Many PQ alumni go on to coach and are heavily involved in the Bay Area ultimate community and beyond. We even have a current PQ coaching youth ultimate this season!

A little Pie Queens history

Our program has been around since 1988 and has been growing ever since. Somewhere along the lines, our team made the life changing decision to stop at a diner in Oakland called Lois the Pie Queen after a weekend of ultimate. The food was amazing, but the team agreed that the highlight of their meal was the pie! They offered a wide variety of pies including apple, sweet potato, lemon ice box, berry, cherry, pecan...the list goes on! And so, the UC Berkeley Women's Ultimate team, the Pie Queens, found their namesake in this delicious local restaurant and ever since, they've been loyal customers. This black-owned business has been serving delicious soul food for over 50 years and we couldn't recommend supporting them enough!

Our visit to Lois the Pie Queen during this season's Spring Training

More about our team!

Where's everyone from?

Hear about what some of the Pie Queens have to say about the program:

"Tarts is a place where I can become a better athlete while also forming friendships with some of the funniest and sweetest people I've ever met. I love the uplifting and supportive vibes this team radiates! And as always, Tarts 4 Regionals." Jackie (Rings) Tran (she/her) Tarts '25

"From playing on the Tarts to the Queens the program of the pie queens has been incredibly fun and I have made so many amazing memories. Not only am I inspired to play better to not get absolutely beaten upline by my teammates, but the coaches are always giving me feedback on how to play to the best of my abilities. I am a transfer student at Cal, and making friends was not easy when I first came here. Pie Queens made it really easy to make friends with really cool people and I am so happy I joined." - Martina (Teeny) Sexton (she/they) Queens '23

"I was searching for a community at Cal for a long time, and I stumbled upon frisbee and my life has become exceptionally better. The joy of being on a team again with really cool and accepting people has been amazing. - Nat Gaffney (they/them) Tarts '23

"I love that frisbee can always bring me into such a lovely environment where everyone cares and supports each other. No matter what happens before or outside the game, at this point, we are all committed this spirit, this team, more importantly, to each other." Cecelia (Frosty) Wu (she/her) Queens '23

Thank you so much for visiting our page!

We truly couldn't do this without you and appreciate any support you can offer whether it's monetary or helping us spread the word about our fundraiser. Help us reach our goal of $4000! Find us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook @piequeens and find our highlight videos on Youtube!

Our way
of Thanking You


Social Media Shoutout

We'll shout you out on Instagram for your generous donation!

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Estimated Delivery: April 2023


Photo Album

Receive a photo album of Pie Queens exclusive content from cool pics of us showing off our hops to funny faces to wholesome smiles<3

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Estimated Delivery: April 2023


Pie a Queen

A queen of your choosing will get pied at the end of this fundraising campaign and we'll send you a video of it!

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Estimated Delivery: April 2023


Name our Next Play

Next time we make a new play you get to name it! We will try to take a video when we run it at practice and send it to you:)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2023


Fall Tournament Costumes

We will let you choose the team's dress-up themes for a fall tournament. Last year a donor of this perk chose "Mozilla Firefox vs. Internet Explorer".

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Estimated Delivery: December 2023


Make us Jump in Ocean at Night

We will jump in the ocean after practice (ends at 10pm)

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Estimated Delivery: April 2023
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