Monday, January 20, 2014

RISE UP South Africa – It’s happening!

by Mario O'Brien

I made it, bru! Cape Town! This place is beautiful. Ryan Purcell welcomed me on Saturday night, and we are gearing up and planning some amazing programming over the next 2 weeks. Below are a few reminders.


Why RISE UP is in South Africa

I’m here to help the Ultimate community grow as a whole, and will be working with multiple layers of the community to achieve this goal. For players, I’m specifically looking foster improvement with skills and strategy. For leaders/organizers, I’m looking to facilitate collaborative work sessions on planning and organizing in order to promote growth in the community.


If you haven’t registered yet, the details are here! 


A growth opportunity for all involved…

Here’s a piece of a message I sent to the South African organizers…. Let’s remember these events aren’t just for the players, they’re also an opportunity for us to grow to grow as leaders, which is an equally vital element of growth in a community. I have no doubt we will rise to this occasion if we can continue to work together and communicate effectively. South African ultimate in 10 years is going to thank you for the outstanding work we will do together. Yes, I’m coming, but YOU are the true manifesters and difference makers in your community, and I’m honored to be helping you. Please let me know how I can help you promote these events. Fantastic job organizing, I look forward to working with you soon. 

RISE UP jerseys and shorts will be on sale!

Thanks to FIVE Ultimate, we have some sweet gear.

  • Jerseys R275, 2 for R500
  • Shorts R275, 2 for R500
  • Jersey and Short combo R500

Help us document the story!

We’re looking for someone to take pictures to document these awesome events. If you can help (even with your phone:), great! Feel free to create an album and send it to or

I’m so excited to be here and do this important work with y’all!

Always Building, Mario!