The Valley Ultimate Board plus 3 all-star guests met tonight to discuss and plan out the future of Valley Ultimate. There was over 230 years of Ultimate around the table. Whoa.
Here’s what we talked about:
- Board logistics: It turns out there’s a decent amount of paperwork involved.
- Valley Ultimate Fall League: It’s going super well! Everyone is excited for the upcoming scrimmages against the BUDA all-stars on Saturday, the rest of the league games, and the Sharon tournament coming up in a few weeks!
- USAU Affiliate status: We are quite happy with the relationship. So far we have received great logistics support as well as $2,500 in grants. We will be pursuing further grant opportunities through the program as we expand.
- Hatgiving 2015: The event is coming up on Saturday, 11/21. Registration will launch soon!
- Future projects: We have several in the works, all of which are very exciting! Come on out to a future Board meeting to get a sneak peak at what we’re up to!
This email was sent out on Monday, 9/28 through our Valley Ultimate notification email list. You can join the list right here.
Jim Pistrang just ran a Fall Youth League Coaches meeting and the whole group is super excited to get to coaching!
There’s still time to join the 56 players currently registered! You can learn more about the league and sign up right here. Don’t wait too long… the league starts on 9/13!
Friday, 9/11 @ 11am Update: We’re now at 62 players and only have two spaces left!
The next Valley Ultimate Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, 9/29 from 6-7pm at the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton, MA.
Anyone with any interest in helping grow Ultimate in the Pioneer Valley is welcome to attend!
Come on out and help us chart the future of the organization. While you’re at it, why not fill out the volunteer signup survey?
The Facebook event for the meeting is online right here. Help spread the word!
Valley Ultimate is proud to announce that we have been granted 501(c)3 status! We are very excited by this development and look forward to many more years of huge growth!
Here’s what else we covered at the 8/31/15 Board Meeting:
- Registration is going well for the Fall Youth League. We are well on track to have at least 60 participants.
- We are working to lock in a date for Hatgiving 2016, our annual Thanksgiving hat Ultimate tournament. We will post the date as soon as it’s locked in.
- We are working on a plan to promote Ultimate in schools that currently have no Ultimate presence.
- We’re going to continue to run a Western, MA BUDA YCC summer league location during the summer of 2016.
- We will be ordered Valley Ultimate discs
- We discussed ways to bring more people in to help out with Valley Ultimate.
- We’d love to be able to pull in more volunteers! (Use this form to sign up to help out!)