Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ULTIMATE WEEKEND, ALL STAR TOUR FUNDED, TIINA BOOTH’S ROUNDUP

by RISE UP Ultimate
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ULTIMATE WEEKEND

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The weekend of July 26 – July 28 was the first ever International Women’s Ultimate Weekend. From Venezuela to Switzerland, women intentionally organized to play ultimate and posted their results to the organization’s Facebook page.

In many places, elite women’s clubs took charge of the organization, such as Boston Brute Squad. On their Facebook page, they made the following post lauding the weekend:

We were so thrilled to host several women from the new Amherst women's club team for @International Women's Ultimate…

Posted by Brute Squad on Sunday, June 28, 2015


ALL STAR TOUR FUNDED

Only a week into the Indiegogo campaign, the All Star Tour was fully funded! Come July, an elite group of college aged women will travel the United States to play elite women’s club teams. Many professional players and teams stepped up and donated a portion of their paychecks to the campaign, citing the important of recognizing privilege and giving back. For example, these series of quotes from San Dieo Growlers player Jimmy Mickle:


TIINA BOOTH LISTS KEY WOMEN’S ULTIMATE NEWS

All in all, it was a fantastic week for women’s ultimate. Tiina Booth claims that she has been “scrambling” to keep up with all of the news, and consolidated them all into one list, for your brief reading pleasure.

http://ultiworld.com/2015/06/30/womens-ultimate-roundup-what-you-missed-whats-coming-up/