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Howard Volleyball to Africa

$60,375
100%
Raised toward our $60,000 Goal
235 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 12, at 02:00 PM EDT
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Howard Volleyball to Africa

Greetings HU Bison Volleyball Supporter -

Howard University Volleyball has a great tradition of success both on and off the court.  With 12 MEAC Championships and successful alumnae in every professional field, there is no doubt that we are developing leaders throughout the world.  Now we are seeking to begin a new tradition… giving back to the next generation of Bison to make sure that every student-athlete coming through our program leaves with a unique Howard Volleyball experience.  Elite college programs across the nation take international tours once every four years to train against national teams and experience cultures different from their own.  Most head to Europe, South America, or maybe China.  At Howard we have a different idea, let’s take the team to Africa!  

This May we have the opportunity to take our programs first foreign tour and travel to Botswana and Zimbabwe.  The trip will include playing against elite teams in Africa but also receiving a rich cultural education.  We will work with children in rural communities both athletically and socially.  Our student-athletes will have the opportunity to volunteer in areas within their current field of study while broadening their worldview and expanding their mind.  Volleyball will also be a great form of fellowship throughout our trip to get to know the local communities and break down cultural barriers.

This will be a unique trip and a once in a lifetime opportunity for our student-athletes, but we need your help to make it become reality.  The cost comes to $4,000/person and obviously, that is a lot to ask of these young athletes.  That is where you come in!!!  Our focus within the program is to pay it forward and create opportunities where there were none before.  The more donors that give, the easier it will be to create opportunities for future Bison leaders.  We are known for our tradition of excellence on the court and in the classroom; soon we hope that members of our program will be known for their generosity as well.  

Thank you in advance for your contribution. Your donation will go directly toward the student-athletes’ expenses and is a tax-deductible contribution.    

Sincerely,

Bison Volleyball Family