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Contact: [Name] [Team Name] [Phone Number] [teamemail]@[school].org
Accomplished Speech & Debate Club Qualifies for National Tournament
For Immediate Release
City, state – January 1, 2019 – The High School Speech & Debate Club at [School Name] has had another exceptional year representing the School at state and regional tournaments, winning X and Y and Z. This team of # students is led by [team advisor name(s)]. Recently, it learned seven of its students have qualified for “Nationals”, an annual tournament organized by the National Speech & Debate Association. [mention names and categories if space allows]
As “Nationals” this year is in Dallas from June 16-21, The Speech & Debate Club must raise an estimated $# for travel, lodging, food, and tournament registration fees. [Team Advisor name] explains, “We’ve employed crowdfunding to raise money to help the students offset the cost. They have worked so hard all year and have done excellent work, so we’d love to get them to compete with the best of the best from around the country.”
To learn more about this Club and the opportunity to support their journey to “Nationals”, please visit [team campaign link]. Donors will receive a letter for tax purposes and will feel confident their donation is directly helping these young people.
About High School Speech & Debate Club
Established in 1992, the High School Speech & Debate Club has prepared 500+ students for competitions, including many who qualified for the National Tournament in categories like Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate and others. This club meets over the course of the academic year and is supported in part by its local school district, the high school’s Booster Cub, and individual and business donors.