The Texas Tech Flag Football team has qualified for nationals in Pensacola, Florida, but travel costs are not completely covered by the university so they need your help getting there.
No, they're not representing the University of Miami with the "U" on their jersey. It stands for Ubuntu which is an African philosophy that stresses the collected success of a group over the success of individuals. This team wants to prove that together they can do anything.
Free Safety Calvin Mitchell talked about the team's spirit and excitement for the trip:
"We're just out here having fun. Just a good group of guys, all smart, all have a good head on their shoulders, just trying to enjoy ourselves before we go out and take care of business in the real world."
Ubuntu has represented Texas Tech flag football for the past three years. This year they dominated the regional tournament held on Texas Tech's campus and qualified for the national tournament.
Backup Quarterback Wes Julian said the team needs donations to get to Florida and 'win it for Lubbock':
"What we would ask of Lubbock and the surrounding counties and alumni from Texas Tech is that you support us in any way that you can. Obviously what we need is funding to get there (Florida). If we need anything it would be that so we can get there and represent Texas Tech and win it for Lubbock, too."
The group is excited about the trip and is eager to represent Texas Tech and the South Plains with their abilities. Ubuntu needs upwards of $7,500 to make the trip and they currently sit around $1,100 today. Any contribution would help.
You can drop by their donation page here: http://www.gofundme.com/5nbs48 and do your part to help these Red Raiders succeed.
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