VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen

VOTS Outreach

Helping your Community through your love of Ultimate!

Helping Ultimate through love of your Community!


From Ted Bland:

Thanks to all who came out and supported the cause at Saturday's hat tournament to fight breast cancer! Resident VOTS photographer and all-around-good-guy Stephen So was nice enough to document the day's ongoings and put some photos up on Picasa.

Extra thanks to all those that came in pink or costumes. The positive energy was great! And especial thanks to those that stuck around at the end and helped clean up. Much appreciated!

The "first annual" was a success. Let's do it again next year!


Pink Ribbon VOTS style

A Charity Ultimate Frisbee Hat-Style Tournament!

Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.

Open to all skill levels. Great opportunity for beginners!

Costume Contests!

Saturday, October 24th, 2009
Registration begins at 10:30am.
Games from 11am to dusk (6pm)

Royal Palm Park - Phoenix, AZ
15th Ave. & W. Butler
(on 15th Ave. between Northern and Dunlap)
Dog-friendly park; leashes required.

$15 per person registering individually
$25 per couple/pair (Any combination guy/girl, guy/guy, girl/girl. We encourage carpooling.
Players must register and pay at same time to receive discount.)

What's Included:
Round-robin tournament, then finals
Hotdogs & hamburgers
Beer (for those 21 and up)

What Players Need to Bring:
White Shirt
Dark Shirt
Plenty of water

Costume Contests:
* Early Halloween
* Most Spirited Lady/Most Dressed in Pink
* Guy Dressed Most Like a Lady

Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust,
funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.

December Outreach Opportunity

December outreach will involve 30-40 girl scouts ages 12 and up. I'm looking for 6-8 VOTS to help run a beginner ultimate frisbee clinic. This will not be "at-risk" youth, nor will I be using any grant money from the UPA Grant. So, if anyone would like to donate any discs to give to them for this event, let me know. Also, males AND females are invited to help out.

Details are below, please e-mail (outreach@vots.org) with questions.



Community Connections UPA Innovation Grant


Since 1997 the UPA Innovation Grant program has been supporting Ultimate outreach programs all over the country.

VOTS player Joanne Matibag is proud to announce that her proposal has been selected as one of the winners for 2007.

"Community Connections" is a great opportunity for VOTS to be recognized through the UPA as well - articles and/or pictures will be submitted for possible publication in the UPA's quarterly magazine, which is sent to over 20,000 members.

The organizations participating in future Community Connection events:

For any further questions regarding the UPA Grant or general VOTS outreach, please send mail to outreach@vots.org

***Future for KIDS***

Thanks to those who helped with November Outreach events with Future For Kids: Lindsey Dickinson, Ryan Watson, Pete Buckley, Gary Vogel, Jose Miller, and Natalie Neer Hart...They introduced the sport of ultimate frisbee to about 40 at-risk youth from the Boys and Girls Tempe Ladmo Branch this past month. In addition, they helped with an art project by creating centerpieces for a Thanksgiving Dinner the Boys & Girls Club held last week - over 200 families benefitted from their work. Great job!

~Joanne Matibag

***Save the Family's PALS Program***

From Joanne:

I'd like to thank the following people who helped with outreach events with Save the Family throughout October. I've also included below a thank you from the Director of the PALS program at Save the Family. Please keep an eye out on the VOTS calendar for more outreach events, and thank you once again for the great impact you are making on our community!

Jamie Fleming
Vince Noe
Paul Buckley
Jose Miller
Marisa Jang
Gary Vogel
Nick Rodeck
Lindsey Dickinson
Liz Hamant
Sarah Youngblood
Jenn Gagnon
Mike Williams & brother

From Save the Family Director of PALS:

Everything went awesome last night! The teens really enjoyed it and the volunteers were great! We actually went 10 minutes over because we didn't want to stop playing. : ) Also, We really appreciate the gifts that Save the Family and the teens received last night. The teens were excited about their new f risbees, most of them had never played ultimate frisbee before and they really loved the last couple of weeks. : )
Thanks again for organizing this project. It has really been well received and enjoyed by our teens. Hopefully we will be able to do this again in the future.

Arizona Project ChalleNGe Outreach

VOTS Outreach, led by Joanne Matibag, hosted two events for the students of Arizona Project ChalleNGe on April 28 and May 12, 2007.

Joanne and a retinue of VOTS players taught the students some ultimate skills and, of course, had fun playing.

Joanne thanks the following for all their help:

Jeff Hale
Jose Gringle
Jose Miller
Bryan Paris
Cayla Buell
Stephen Samms
JT Moree
Jim Tolar
Melanie Busch
Nick Rodeck
Joanne Aspinall


Pete Buckley
Lindsey Dickinson
Katy Lee
Laurie Starr
Marisa Jang
Brent May
Dixon Oates
Amber Sniff
Megan Resch
Kumi Boike


Alex Biegel
Cosmo Pearl
Hannah Ruefner
Russ Trotter
Tom Studer
Colin Kikuchi
Ryan Watson
Pat Nardi
Jee Witt
Andy Werness

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