UltiPhotos named Official Photographers for eight USA Ultimate championship events
Posted: May 2, 2012 10:41 AM
ULTIPHOTOS NAMED OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR EIGHT USA ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
Boulder, Colo. (May 2, 2012)—
USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States, announced today that UltiPhotos
, the world’s largest provider of Ultimate tournament photography, has been named Official Event Photographers of eight USA Ultimate Championship events.
Since 2008, UltiPhotos has provided official tournament photography for some of the most competitive tournaments in the U.S., including the USA Ultimate College and Club Championships in 2011. UltiPhotos tournament images have been viewed over 10 million times. In the past year, UltiPhotos photographs have been featured in USA Ultimate Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Skyd Magazine, and The Ultimate Athlete Handbook.
||"UltiPhotos is extremely pleased to be the Official Event Photographers of these premier USA Ultimate events", commented Kevin Leclaire, UltiPhotos Founder and Chief Photographer. "Our photographers are passionate about Ultimate photography and we look forward to this partnership with USA Ultimate to cover and showcase such great competition. We will bring our passion to capture the incredible action and wonderful moments that define the sport we all love to create lasting images that the athletes, their families, fans, and the community can enjoy for a long time to come."
UltiPhotos will be providing Official Event Photography for the following premier USA Ultimate events in 2012: the D-I and D-III College Championships, Club Championships, US Open, Youth Club Championships, and the High School Northeastern, Central, and Southern Regional Championships.
UltiPhotos official USA Ultimate championship event photography will include slideshows of daily highlights for each division on www.usaultimate.org
, with the very best photos showcased in USA Ultimate Magazine
. Extensive photo galleries covering each event in breadth and depth will be posted on www.UltiPhotos.com
, where photos will be available for sale as high quality prints up to 20"x30" in size or as high-resolution downloadable images.
Since 2008, UltiPhotos has grown from a single photographer to a nationwide pool of elite Ultimate photographers, and they now provide coverage for many locally run regional Ultimate tournaments across the country. UltiPhotos is now bringing professional tournament coverage to a growing number of USA Ultimate college conference and regional championships as well as the corresponding events in the Fall USA Ultimate club series.
"UltiPhotos is setting the standard for accessible, high quality Ultimate tournament photography. We are excited to partner with them to provide this benefit to our event participants and showcase the very best of competitive Ultimate with fantastic photos of our premier events," explained Andy Lee, USA Ultimate Director of Marketing & Communications. "UltiPhotos has done a lot to showcase Ultimate these past few years and their talented photographers have a great eye for the sport. Their presence at these premier USA Ultimate events will greatly enhance the experience of athletes and fans alike by capturing great highlights and providing engaging photo galleries. Their products are of the highest quality and will provide long-lasting photographic memories for participants, teams, families, and fans."
ON THE WEB
UltiPhotos is the largest provider of Ultimate tournament photography in the world. Since its founding in 2008, UltiPhotos has supplied high quality, comprehensive official tournament photography for many of the most competitive tournaments in the United States. UltiPhotos showcases the amazing action and the wonderful moments experienced in the sport of Ultimate.
Starting with a single East Coast photographer in 2008, UltiPhotos now features a team of skilled Ultimate photographers who cover regional and championship events from coast to coast. UltiPhotos is continuing to grow by recruiting and developing talented photographers to build out a greater local and regional presence.
For the latest news about UltiPhotos and announcements about their event photo galleries, please visit their Facebook page and/or follow their Twitter account above. All their photo galleries will be posted on www.UltiPhotos.com, where there is also an extensive archive of past events dating back to 2008.
About USA Ultimate
Founded as the Ultimate Players Association in 1979, USA Ultimate is the National Governing Body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States. USA Ultimate is a non-profit organization with its national office headquarters in Boulder, Colo., and focuses foremost on the needs of its athletes while improving access to the sport and enhancing members’ overall experience. USA Ultimate is the largest flying disc sport organization in the world with more than 40,000 members and an extensive national volunteer network. The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) recently named Ultimate the fastest-growing team sport in the nation. USA Ultimate is also a member of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), which is a member of the General Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). USA Ultimate annually sends multiple National Teams to represent the United States at a variety of international events, including the World Games, which operates under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).