UC Berkeley Pie Queens | 2018 Fundraiser
THANK YOU all so so so much for helping us reach our goal! For the last leg of our crowdfunding campaign, we are having a NEW STRETCH GOAL OF $4,500!!
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 2017 season, the Queens had a 9th place finish at Nationals in Mason, OH. The Queens hope to return to Nationals in Milwaukee, WI 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 Witter Rugby Field and Maxwell Family Field. 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, however, 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 help us reach our goal of $4,000! Thank you for helping us make our program happen!
Meet the teams!!
Our A Team, The Queens!
What is your favorite type of pie?
Our B Team, The Tarts!