Help send Cal Table Tennis to the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) Nationals competition and support our quest for gold! We are a student-run sport club at UC Berkeley. Last year, at the NCTTA Championships, Cal brought home a gold for women’s singles, silver for coed teams, and bronze for women teams. In 2018, our team will be competing in Divisionals (San Jose) and Western Regionals (San Diego) on our way to the NCTTA Nationals, which will be held in Round Rock, Texas this April.
For the past several years, our team has performed very well at NCTTA competitions. We have consistently won first or second place at divisionals and regionals, and have always been a top contender for gold at nationals. We had a breakthrough performance at nationals last year and placed higher than ever. Our team has many talented players - we have Lily Zhang, 2012 and 2016 Olympian, and multiple former national team members to round out the roster.
Although table tennis is a growing, thriving Olympic sport, funding for our collegiate club is extremely limited. Aside from $400 allotted to us by Cal Sport Clubs, the rest of our funding comes from only membership fees and from our own pockets. All members pay $40/semester, or $70/year, and on average, we receive $3500-4000/year from membership. Although this is a significant amount, $600 goes to paying registration fee for NCTTA, and $500-$1000 goes to buying equipment for the club. Because of this, we usually self-fund our out-of-state trips.
Your donation will not only help fund our venture to Nationals but also our day to day needs as a club. Because we have had to prioritize immediate costs, like tournament and travel fees we have subsequently lacked the funds to provide our club with more basic necessities, such as adequate tables, nets, balls, and barriers for training. By donating to our club, you'll be helping us provide a better environment for all of our players!
Your Donation at Work
$25 - 15 balls
$40 - 1 barrier
$50 - 1 net
$150 - 1 hotel room for 1 night
$300 - Flight to San Diego for 1 team member
$450 - Flight to Austin, Texas for 1 team member
$500 - Registration fee for Nationals
$600 - 1 table
We are a passionate group of student athletes who tirelessly practice, coach, and promote the sport. Support our journey for gold at the NCTTA Nationals. We greatly appreciate your help, support, and contribution in partnering with us to bring home a national title this April. Thank you for your time and consideration. Go Bears!
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