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Field Hockey to Host Wildcat Classic Fundraiser

by | Mar 29, 2023

Coach Zoe Almquist talking to the DCFH team.


Ever wanted to play field hockey?

Well, the Wildcat Classic might just be your opportunity, while you’re also able to assist the Davidson field hockey team.

On Sunday, April 16, the Wildcats will host their first Wildcat Classic, a 5-vs-5 tournament, at Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field. The event is free for participants, and no experience or equipment is necessary. A complete understanding of the sport is not required, either.

“All you need to bring is yourself and a sense of adventure,” says head coach Zoe Almquist. “It will be a great day of field hockey, competition and, most of all, fun!”

The event is open to players ages 18 and older, and players can sign up as teams or as individuals. DCFH players will coach.

While the event is free, it’s also a fundraiser for the team’s 12-day trip to South Africa in May. It’s a trip that will include three games, as well as team activities such as scenic tours, cage diving with sharks, ziplining and more. The NCAA allows teams to take international trips every four years, but Almquist says the Wildcats “haven’t been able to chase this dream until now.”

They’re excited for the opportunity.

“As a whole,¬†study abroad and international travel are foundational components of Davidson’s mission to prepare young minds for a life of leadership and service,” says Almquist. “This trip will give our team the space to bond, learn and grow together in a new and exciting environment. We are looking forward to experiencing a new culture, competing against new teams and having the adventure of a lifetime. As the coach leading this charge, I want my athletes to be able to look back in 30 years and remember this trip as one of the highlights of their time at Davidson College.”

Donations made directly to the program will go through the DAF and be tax deductible. 

To register for the Wildcat Classic, click here. To learn how you can help with the DCFH summer trip, click here.

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