UVic Hosting Fundraiser Tournament For Severely Injured Teammate

This Saturday, the University of Victoria ultimate club is hosting the Trashwell Cup, a hat tournament to raise money for Trevor Ashwell, a player at the university who was recently diagnosed with quadriplegia.

Ashwell, who dove into shallow water and hit his head on the bottom, caused severe injury to his spine and has lost the use of his arms and legs and requires assistance to breathe.

Danie Proby, one of the captains of the Victoria women’s team and the organizer of the Trashwell Cup, had nothing but praise for Ashwell.

“He is a natural athlete,” she told Ultiworld. “He would produce many layout grabs and D’s. He would do freakish things on the field. More than just raw talent, Trevor is an incredible spirit. [He has] the most contagious smile and personality and is always the most positive influence on everyone around him.”

The tournament, which requires a minimum donation of $40, will include a custom reversible jersey and free lunch. The UVic ultimate club is funding the jerseys and food, so all donations will go directly to Ashwell for his medical treatment.

If you are in the Northwest and wish to attend the tournament, you can find more information on the Trashwell Cup facebook page.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation to Ashwell, you can either donate to the UVic event (and receive the custom jersey) or donate to his trust by sending check or money order to the Comox Community Branch, attention to Maria Demers at 202 – 1797 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC, V9M 3L9. Checks should be made out to “The Ashwell Family in Trust for Trevor Ashwell.”

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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