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UC Berkeley Pie Queens

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
82 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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UC Berkeley Pie Queens

Thank you to all our donors and to everyone who helped us reach our goal! We now have a stretch goal of $5000 and until the end of April to reach it! :D


A long, long time ago, the UC Berkeley women's ultimate team decided to stop at Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland, CA for some food after a fantastic weekend of ultimate. They had never been to this slice of heaven before, so they were excited to find that Lois served some good ol' soul food. It just so happened that one particular item stood out above the rest... THE PIES! There was apple, sweet potato, lemon ice box, berry, cherry, pecan...the list goes on! These pies were the best. things. ever. and so, our team decided to name ourselves after Lois the Pie Queen and have been loyal customers ever since! 

The Pie Queens have strong roots and have been around since 1988. The Pie Queens program is focused on continual growth and currently has around 50 members! In the Fall, everyone is a Pie Queen! We play together, compete in tournaments, and have plenty of fun.

In the spring, we split into an A and a B team: Queens and Tarts. The Queens are nationally competitive, and attend spring tournaments in San Diego, Santa Barbara, Palo Alto, and Seattle. In the 2016 season, the Queens had a 9th place finish at Nationals in Raleigh, NC. The Queens are currently ranked as one of the top ten teams in the U.S. and hope to return to Nationals in Cincinnati, OH this May!


The Tarts are regionally competitive, and attend tournaments in LA, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, and Irvine. Both teams practice 3 times per week at our Cal’s Memorial Stadium. Although the teams practice and play separately in the Spring, we still get to spend a lot of time together and both teams have dedicated coaches, strong veteran leadership, and TONS. OF. FUN.


Players come and go, but once a Pie Queen, always a Pie Queen (#PQ4Lyfe) and every year we reunite at our alumni tournament where rookies and "retired" vets can meet and play together.

This program has given Cal women an opportunity to try a new sport, be a part of a great community, and make life long friends. In order to continue the growth and longevity of the program, we need to fundraise so that the financial burden of being a member of the program does not deter any individuals from joining. We would use the donations to purchase new equipment, and help make the program more accessible/affordable by offsetting the cost of team dues.  We would love to host more clinics to share the sport with younger kids, especially girls. We have teamed up previously with BAWSI (Bay Area Women’s Sports Incentive) to volunteer as coaches in sports events for the girls, but often we had low numbers because of transportation costs. Your donation will not only allow us to keep our program running and accessible but also maintain the quality of our program by having proper equipment as well as amazing and dedicated coaches that volunteer their time for us at practices and tournaments.   


Please donate to help us reach our goal of $3000 today!

Thank you for helping us continue to fund our program!

Meet the teams!!

Our B Team, The Tarts!

Where are you from?

What Berkeley College are you in?

What sports did you play before frisbee?

What is your favorite type of pie?


Also for fun, see a classic Berkeley original Tarts cheer below:


Now meet our A team, The Queens!

Where are you from?

What Berkeley College are you in?

What sports did you play before ultimate frisbee?

What is your favorite type of pie?


See what we're up to on social media! 

Pie Queens Facebook

Tarts Twitter @TartsCal

Queens Twitter @piequeens

Tarts Instagram: cal_tarts

Queens Instagram: piequeensultimate

Our way
of Thanking You


Twitter Shout-Out

For donations of $25 or more we will give you a shout-out on our Twitter page thanking you for your donation. *Note: We cannot personalize your shout-out if you are anonymous donor.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017


Personalized Cheer

For donations of $50 or more we will film a cheer in which you will be featured and send it to you as a thank you. By request we will also post it on our Twitter page. *Note: We cannot personalize your cheer if you are an anonymous donor.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017


Team Selfie

For donations of $100 or more we will take a team selfie with a theme of your choice as thanks and send you the picture.

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017


Team Dance Clip

For donations of $250 or more we will film a short dance clip in your honor with the team and send it to you as thanks. You get to pick the song!

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Estimated Delivery: April 2017


Pie Eating Contest

For donations of $500 or more we will host a Tarts vs. Queens pie eating contest and send you the video as a thank you. In addition, you get to pick the pie!

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017


Youth Clinic

For donations of $1000 or more we will host a youth clinic in your name and get to share the fun of ultimate with children in the area.

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017
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