The Torch is Austin’s newest professional women’s ultimate team! This team was ignited by the Austin Ultimate Community in an effort to promote women in ultimate and showcase them to an audience that wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to watch fierce, elite women in action. From its inception, the community has taken a grass-roots approach to this team in terms of ownership, funding, and organizing. The Austin Torch is an independent, community-funded team that is fortunate to have mutual support and respect from all corners of the Austin ultimate scene including the Austin Sol ownership and players, UPLA, various club teams and of course all the great pickup players!
In addition to covering all player costs, salary, insurance, etc., the Torch are also subsidizing some of the travel expenses for the two teams coming to play in Austin (Medellin Revolution from Colombia and the Nashville Nightshade) as well as paying for plane tickets for our away game vs. the Atlanta Soul. Those three games together - just for the flights and subsidies - are $10,000+. THANK YOU for making it happen!
We need your help to make this dream a reality! All money contributed goes directly to the Torch team fund. The more we raise, the more cool things we can do and great media content showcasing women in ultimate we can create! You can make an individual contribution of two ways. First, follow us on social media and spread the word! Second:
Use one of the following PayPal links:
Send contributions of any amount via PayPal to paypal.me/GiveATorch Receive our endless thanks, in person and on social media, and know that Women’s Professional Ultimate exists in part thanks to you!
Spark Support ($50)
Flame Support ($100)
Blaze Support ($200)
Inferno Support ($500)
Torchbearer Support ($1000+) - Your own personalized Torch jersey, plus a framed picture of you, in your jersey, with the Austin Torch! If you're a company that would be interested in putting your logo on the jersey, reach out to us via email below!
Do you own a business or work for a company that is interested in being an official sponsor of the Austin Torch? We are especially interested in sponsors who can donate food or drink products that can be sold at our games. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
With your help, we can show the world that female athletes deserve a place in the professional sphere. Equal pay for equal play, y’all! Let’s do this!
-Rachel, Dre, and Bonesaw