Donate to American Speech & Debate Association

Why Donate to ASDA?

American Speech and Debate Association believes that the skills developed through speech and debate will help our competitors positively contribute as leaders in their communities.  When you donate to ASDA, you are helping ASDA develop the future leaders of our country.

Ways to Donate to ASDA

American Speech and Debate Association benefits from monetary donations as well as from volunteers who donate their time. 

Donate Funds

Thank you for supporting ASDA in developing the next generation of American leaders!

  • $30 allows the youth from an entire family to participate with ASDA
  • $100 sponsors one competitor’s participation at a tournament
  • $250 funds a juniors tournament
  • $500 allows one competitor to participate in tournaments for an entire tournament season
  • $1,500 provides a tournament venue
  • $2,000 funds tournament prizes
  • $5,000 sponsors an in-person tournament

Donate Time

ASDA volunteers are invaluable in helping achieve ASDA’s mission to prepare the next generation of leaders. Tournaments are organized and run by an army of volunteers.  Each in-person tournament requires more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time!

Tournaments require about 60 community judges.  Community judges do not need any previous speech or debate experience since ASDA competitors aim to be effective speakers with any audience.  It takes about 2 hours to judge a round of debate or speech at a tournament.

If you are interested in judging at a tournament, please refer to our tournament schedule to find a tournament near you and sign up on the judge registration form.

Spread the Word

ASDA appreciates your efforts to share our mission with your family, friends, and co-workers.  

You may help spread the word about ASDA by:

  • Sharing our content on social media and YouTube.
  • Recruiting others to come participate with ASDA.
  • Asking others to come volunteer.

ASDA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to ASDA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  ASDA’s tax identification number is 88-2708313.

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