The D.C. Current will honor 2013 National Club Women’s Champions, Scandal, during their Week 4 home game against the Philadelphia Spinners.
The Current will donate a portion of the ticket sales from their May 4th contest against the Spinners to local women’s club team Scandal.
Scandal are the reigning 2013 National Women’s Champions and have earned a bid to the Club World Championships this summer in Lecco, Italy.
Depending on how many people attend the game, the Current will donate up to $3.00 per ticket. The percentage of ticket sales donated to Scandal will increase with every fan that walks through the gates.
“This is a natural partnership for the Current,” said D.C. Current General Manager Matt Dewhurst. “We just hope that we can help send these ladies off to worlds to show the rest of the globe how great Ultimate in the District is.”
The game begins at 5 p.m., but Scandal will arrive early to host a mini hat tournament at 3:00-4:00 p.m. Scandal encourages female players to join the fun, and any and all fans to arrive early to hang out and heckle.
In addition to the tournament, Scandal will have select merchandise for sale at the game and participate in pre- and post-game festivities at Kelly’s Irish Times.
“We have been doing a lot of fundraising,” said Octavia Payne, a longtime member of Scandal. “If you’re injured and can’t play that’s one thing, but it’s another if you can participate in something as amazing as the world games but can’t go because you can’t afford it. I think that’s something that everyone wants to avoid and everyone wants to help their teammates realize that goal.”
The partnership is a natural one according to Payne, as Scandal and the men’s club team Truck Stop Ultimate, which features many Current players, have always tried to support one another.
“I think Truck and Scandal have a long history of being good friends, being good companion programs in the area,” said Payne. “We try as much as possible to support the other, whether it’s hanging out on each other’s sidelines when we attend the same tournaments or supporting each other’s fundraisers, and I think that carries over into the relationships that we are trying to build with the Current.”
Click here to buy tickets to the Current’s match against the Spinners on Sunday, and help support D.C. Scandal at the same time. For more information, please contact Scandal captain Kath Ratcliff or D.C. GM Matt Dewhurst.