About This Platform
USA Ultimate on RallyMe is an online funding tool that empowers athletes and teams to harness the power of the Internet and their personal networks to raise funds to help offset the costs of training, travel and competitions as they seek their own athletic dreams.
What is USA Ultimate?
USA Ultimate is the official national governing body for the sport of ultimate (Frisbee) in the United States and proud member of the United States Olympic Committee. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Ultimate is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with more than 54,000 members, including athletes, coaches and observers.
As a member of the IOC-recognized World Flying Disc Federation, USA Ultimate selects, trains and supports the U.S. National Team for international competitions across all disciplines of ultimate. The organization also administers the full spectrum of ultimate in the United States and owns and operates 11 major championship events across all ages and abilities, including youth, high school, college, elite and masters divisions.
Governed by a core principle called Spirit of the Game, ultimate remains proud of its historical and continuing practice of being a self-officiated sport – even at the highest levels of competition – which places a unique emphasis on sportsmanship, respect for one’s opponent, conflict resolution, self-confidence, communication and integrity.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a fancy term for asking many people for a small amount of financial help to achieve a clearly stated goal.
What is RallyMe?
Our funding tool is powered by RallyMe.com, the No. 1 crowdfunding platform for athletes, teams and organizations. CNBC called RallyMe the “gold medal standard” in athlete crowdfunding.
Because we understand you better, we will help you more, and you will Raise More Money with us
There’s a reason RallyMe has been the choice of thousands of teams and athletes, and hundreds of Olympic hopefuls.
There’s a reason youth sports team managers overwhelmingly choose RallyMe.
There’s a reason more than two dozen National Governing Bodies and top sports organizations have partnered with and endorsed RallyMe.
It’s because we coach them better and they all raise more money on RallyMe; the average RallyMe contribution is 33% higher than contributions to general-interest crowdfunding sites.
Why? Unlike general-interest sites that serve a zillion different types of fundraisers, we built RallyMe specifically for you, and us.
Like you, we are parents of athletes, we are coaches, and we are lifelong athletes too. We’ve got a lot of skin in this game. RallyMe isn’t some Silicon Valley, venture-capital-funded, get-rich-quick scheme. We are here because we believe in the vision — that no athlete or team should ever have to give up their dreams because of a lack of funds — and we know how to help. On RallyMe, all the logic, the algorithms, the tools and the language is written for you and your Boosters.
The result? RallyMe simply works better than the one-size-fits-all crowdfunders. Online funding relies on connecting with your community and RallyMe helps you speak to the sports community in the language that brings results. It has to. Keeping young people in sports is a battle we can't afford to lose. It’s just too important.