Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Andy 24 2009

Registration is going on for the Andy 24 Ultimate Event! If you're new to the Ultimate community, Andy 24 is a 24-hour Ultimate game played in memorial of Andrew Starinchak, a local player who was killed in a hit and run accident. Players come from all over the country to play in this continuous game, which runs from 7:00 PM on Friday, August 21st to 7:00 PM on Saturday. All proceeds go to support the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus.

Registration is easy and cheap, and can be found over on our home site at www.columbusultimate.com. For just $24.00 online you get all the Ultimate in the world, a great shirt made from high-quality wicking material and a grab bag of donated goodies. You can also buy a disc or extra shirt if you'd like.

Andy24 is Columbus' premiere Ultimate event. It's one-of-a-kind and a great time. Players take over Beekman Park on OSU's campus, and if you haven't been there before it's worth the price alone. The grass is immaculate and lush, the fields are level and soft. You can run and dive around like a dog and not feel a thing. For me and many others, it's also a chance to meet up with old friends coming into town as well as meet a bunch of new ones.

And of course, it's all for a great cause. No matter what your skill or experience level is, you owe it to yourself to experience this event and see what makes the community so special. Tons more information can be found at the Andy24 website.

Please note that if you, your company or employer, or anyone else you know would be interested in sponsorship opportunities for Andy 24, you can find more information here. Thanks!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pick-Up Rises From the Ashes

I'm pleased to announce that pick-up is again a viable option for those in Columbus wishing to play a relaxed game of Ultimate outside of our many leagues and club teams. Join our Twitter Feed to get reminders and weather updates on weekly pick-up. Here are your options:

Sunday, Park of Roses - The CUDA pick-up game is finally getting good again, with 6s and 7s a dependable expectation. Numbers the last two weeks were low due to tournaments and Independence Day, but even then we've seen a handful of new players join the fray. Add back the regulars and this should be a great game moving forward. Park of Roses, Sunday, meet at 3:15 in the back of the park.

Wednesday, Academy Park - This is a newer game I haven't been to, but Adam Shea from the Monday League says they've been consistently playing from 8:00 until dark every week. Obviously Wednesday leaguers can't play, but this is a good option for any Monday players or area people new to Ultimate. Academy Park on Morse Road, Wednesday, meet at 8:00.

Wednesday, Park of Roses - There's actually a pick-up game going on the last few weeks by the softball fields at the Park of Roses during league play. It's a group of 8-10 men and women, and they say they come every week at 7:00 to play. This is another great Monday/beginner player option, and perhaps something that should combine with Academy Park, since they are near each other. Park of Roses Softball Fields, Wednesday meet at 7:00 PM.

Email or comment with any questions or other games you know of around Columbus.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lost and Found

I will keep a running list of all the things I currently have that were left at the fields. Please email me if you believe any of this stuff belongs to you.

Red and white cleats (seriously? you left your cleats?)
Women's tortoise shell sunglasses
Women's black flip flops (I believe left on the first week)

More coming, I have some other stuff in my trunk.