For over four years this website has tried to provide you with the most in-depth and unvarnished Bulls coverage we can. We've tried to reach as many of you as possible, and March was our best month ever (which is really amazing since it's not even football season). More of you are reading us then at any point in our history, and we can't thank you enough.
When we did our reader survey in February, so many of you asked how you could help us. Be it buying merchandise, paying a monthly fee, offering to chip in to have us advertise locally, you generously offered to help and we were honestly humbled and flattered. Well here's how you can say thank you to us: help us help our favorite team.
As many of you know we long ago adopted the volleyball team as our favorite. They always have been, they always will be. This is their 12th annual tournament, and I've played in and been on the committee for every one. And that's because in the five years I worked for the Bulls I saw how much more a dollar means to a team like volleyball than to a revenue sport. These teams practice just as hard, compete as just as high a level, and do so without so much of the fanfare.
The money this tournament generates won't get used for things like fifth alternate uniforms or charter flights: it's the difference as to whether the team can buy new practice balls this season. Or how far away the coaches can take recruiting trips. A dollar to volleyball has a greater impact on winning a match than a dollar to football has in winning a game. It's just that simple.
I've gotten to watch so many girls that played on this team grow into great young women. Some of them go on to great careers in volleyball (Michelle Collier, new coach at Georgia Tech: Alli Arbogast, new assistant at St. Louis), but most end up as business women in every sector. Teachers, bankers, entrepreneurs, techies... basically every walk of society. And the experience they had at USF is one that is so formative to all of them. They all say the same thing: I learned so many things as a student-athlete that I use every day.
So let's help them grow, and let's help them win. You can give between $5 and $250 below.