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UMass Women's Basketball Foreign Trip

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
187 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 31, at 05:00 PM EDT
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UMass Women's Basketball Foreign Trip

Dear Alumnae, Family and Friends,


I am beyond excited to announce that we are headed to Portugal in August 2019!  We will be able to offer our players a once in a lifetime cultural experience. The time spent abroad will also allow for team bonding, give our players an international playing experience and begin our preparation for our 2019-2020 campaign.


Our trip will span eight days in the southern most region of the country including Lisbon and The Algarve. Highlights for the trip include a sailing trip on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Tuk tuk tour (small three-wheeled motorized vehicle) of historical sites in Lisbon including the Tower of Belem, a tour of sintra, kayaking, and a zipline adventure in Algarve.



This incredible adventure would not be possible without the generous support of our alumni, family and friends. A loyal donor has already contributed $25,000 towards this experience. We need to raise an additional $25,000 to make it a reality. Last April we got off to a good start raising over $5,000 towards this effort during UMass Gives. We had several more contributions over the summer months to move us even closer to our goal.


If you have already made a gift to support this effort, THANK YOU! Please consider making an additional gift towards this educational and cultural experience. For those of you who have not contributed yet, I ask for your consideration to support these young women. For questions about our fundraising for women's basketball please reach out to Heather Palmer, assistant athletic director for development at






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Experience Local Cuisine

Provides dinner for two to explore rustic, traditional Portuguese food at a local restaurant.


Team Kayak Tour

Provides a team bonding experience kayaking on the Arade River in the Algarves.


Game Day Nutrition

The team will train and play three games while abroad. This will ensure the student-athletes get the extra nutrition needed to play their best.


Team Zip Line Exercursion

The team will experience the beauty of Portugal's Southernmost region on a zip line adventure.


Portuguese Culture

The team will take part in a series of historical and culture tours during their trip exploring the Tower of Belem & the Jeronimos Monastary, the fishing villages of the Algarve, and a Tuk-tuk Tour of country's capital city of Lisbon.


Travel Sponsorship

Provides the entire cost of one student-athlete 's travel on this once in a lifetime experience.

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