If you’re a community member who is interested in supporting debate but isn’t currently involved in it, there are a couple things that you could do to support a local debate team. Most colleges and several high schools host public debates where the community is invited to watch and/or participate; going to any of these events is an excellent way to support a team. Additionally, you can contact a local administrator explicitly giving your support for the local debate program in an attempt to give the program some recognition. This could even potentially help the local team acquire more funding. Additionally, you could contact the administrator in charge of the program and express how much you support the team.
When community members express their support for debate, the activity is able to thrive and grow. Thus, debate teams definitely appreciate any support that community members give them.