Creating Magical Communities
An integral part of the IQA’s mission is to empower our youth and give back to the local communities in which Quidditch is played. Our teams are encouraged to give back by holding local read-a-thons, teaching Quidditch to elementary school students, and coming up with ideas for fundraisers that will benefit local charities.
We are strong advocates of the health benefits of Quidditch as a social and physical activity that enables all children to participate in an inclusive atmosphere where the only goal is to have fun. The IQA is open to working with charities, NPOs and other organizations for events and partnerships.
Promoting Gender Equality through Title 9 3/4
In our real-life Quidditch league, as with its fictional counterpart, men and women play against and with each other, making it rare if not unique among other organized sports.
We believe that if men and women learn to compete equally, then they will learn to respect and value each other’s abilities regardless of gender. It is well researched that sports participation improves the lives of women and levels the “playing field” not only in sports but in every aspect of society; with Quidditch we would like to take those benefits a step further by promoting a sport that is truly co-ed, rather than evenly segregated (as it currently exists under Title IX).
This belief has led us to our new mission: Title 9 ¾, a combination of the real-life Title IX and the famous fictional train platform in the Harry Potter book series. Read more about Title 9 3/4 here.