Support Us

You & Your Organization Can Support Urban Debate

1) Provide Facilities for Tournaments & Workshops: Each year SLUDL hosts 6 tournaments and several workshops. Tournaments require approximately 30 classroom/conference room spaces and a large common area where 80-100 people can gather. Workshops typically require a handful of rooms for breakout sessions and one large area. Often, the hosts will also provide a meal or meals for the students and staffers. Over the years, Webster University, McKendree University, Maryville University, and Lindenwood University have graciously provided support of these activities. Contact us at if your organization might be willing to provide space for one of our events.

2) Provide Financial Support: Money plays a critical role in allowing our students to participate in the activity whether it be to set the programming of the league or to directly support educational and competitive opportunities. Here are some opportunities that may interest you or your organization. Even small contributions can have a tremendous impact on young lives.

Amount* Description
$5 Registration fee for one student to attend an invitational tournament in St Louis County
$15 A 10-key timer for use by a debater in competition
$75 Registration fees for one student to attend the NFL national championship tournament
$150 One night’s lodging for up to 4 students at the NFL or CFL national championship tournament
$150 Transportation for 20-40 students to attend a tournament in the St Louis-metro area
$325 Plaques/Trophies for one of our tournaments
$750 Lodging for up to 4 students to attend the NFL or CFL national championship tournament
$1,000 Feeds 75 students and 25 volunteers/coaches during a 1-day competition

*Amounts listed are estimates. They may vary depending on location, number of students, etc.

See other opportunities for volunteers here.

Make a Donation

To donate by check, please mail a check payable to:
St. Louis Urban Debate League

Mailing address:
St. Louis Urban Debate League
801 N. 11th Street, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101

Donations of items such as debate supplies, computers, airline miles, and other items are always useful and needed by our students. To make an in-kind or item donation, please email the SLUDL office at