The New York City Urban Debate League is the city's scholastic debate league and largest citywide debate league in the nation. This is all made possible because of supporters like you. Please join us for our annual Celebrate Debate Fundraiser to support scholastic debate in New York City.
On Wednesday June 5th, we will be at the offices of Gibson Dunn, home to many former debaters and an incredible supporter of debate. Your ticket doesn’t just support debate, it gives you an evening of food, drink, and fun. And we’ll have a raffle for some incredible prizes.
Please consider working with your organization to purchase a sponsorship level ticket. These group sponsorships provide several entry tickets for individuals at your organization, as well as recognition on this page, at our event, and on our website. Your sponsorship will have an amplified impact on the success of the debate league.
Get your tickets now on this page and / or donate directly to the Debate League. Your support is crucial to supporting our mission: bringing debate to even more students and schools.
We also would like to thank our sponsors who support our league and make this event possible:
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Reach out at email@example.com, or purchase a group ticket today.
Your ticket includes 2 hour open bar (hors d’oeuvres, wine, beers, beverages) and all proceeds go to support the NYC Urban Debate League for our summer and school year programming. Raffle tickets may also be purchased for special prizes! All proceeds go to expanding the number of debaters and schools in New York City next school year.
This amount covers the cost of one student to participate in tournaments during the school year, including five regular season tournaments, City Championships, State Championships, and meals at each tournament. Along with this sponsorship, you will receive 4 General Admissions Tickets.
For this amount, you can sponsor a student’s scholarship to summer debate institute. This includes a week long debate institute including breakfast, lunch, Camp T-Shirt, Camp Tournament, and supplies. Along with this sponsorship, you will receive 5 General Admissions Tickets.
For this amount, you can sponsor a debate team of two students to travel. Each year we provide full scholarships to debate teams to travel and compete at regional, national, championships tournaments. Along with this sponsorship, you will receive 10 General Admissions Tickets.
For this amount, you can cover the costs for a team to participate in a year of debate. This covers monthly tournaments, workshops, scrimmages, travel team scholarship opportunities, and summer debate scholarships for students. Along with this sponsorship, you will receive 15 General Admissions Tickets.
For this amount, you can fund a new debate program at a new school. This includes training and curriculum for a new coach, as well as monthly tournaments, workshops, scrimmages, and summer debate scholarships for students. Along with this sponsorship, you will receive 20 General Admissions Tickets.
For this amount, your support will allow us to support a debate tournament serving over 200 students and over 100 teachers, family members, and volunteers. This money goes to breakfast, lunch, awards, and supplies for all debate participants. Along with this sponsorship, you will receive 30 General Admissions Tickets.