Utah Ultimate Disc Association Joins the USA Ultimate Affiliate Program

Posted: November 22, 2017 10:53 AM

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Nov. 22, 2017) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, announced today official affiliation with the Utah Ultimate Disc Association (UUDA), making the league the most recent addition to USA Ultimate’s Affiliate Program.

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The Utah Ultimate Disc Association’s mission is threefold. The organization acts as a regional resource for promoting growth and development of ultimate Utah, provides opportunities to play and learn while helping its players embrace spirit of the game, and participates in community service. UUDA hosts and many local leagues and events and supports two Youth Club Championships teams. 

"Utah Ultimate Disc Association is excited to further promote and develop ultimate in our state through the opportunities provided in the USA Ultimate Affiliate program," said UUDA President Bryce Merrill. "As a new affiliate, we know we'll better be able to support our incredible local players, volunteers, coaches and organizers with national resources like the GUM clinics, observer clinics and the potential to host USA Ultimate championship events here in the state."

USA Ultimate’s League Affiliate Program is a significant step in the organization’s commitment to helping grow youth, college and league ultimate. The program helps strengthen and grow the sport across the country by building a national infrastructure of local disc organizations that unites and supports the sport and helps improve operational growth, efficiency and impact within each local community.

Among the benefits offered to USA Ultimate-affiliated leagues are various materials and programs that assist with education, instruction and training initiatives, as well as several streams of financial support. USA Ultimate also assists its affiliated leagues with the facilitation of community recreation programs, youth camps, college program outreach and more.

Financial resources are available to USA Ultimate-affiliated leagues in the form of grants, discounts and rebate dollars, while leagues can also benefit from an insurance program covering events, players, directors and officers.

USA Ultimate maintains a close programmatic and strategic relationship with its affiliates, but each organization remains a separate and distinct entity that exists to serve its constituents, elects a board of directors and manages affairs under its own set of bylaws.

UUDA is the 21st member of the Affiliate Program. As part of the new partnership, UUDA will receive additional resources and support from USA Ultimate designed to assist with the expansion and promotion of grassroots programs and serve local players.

For more information on how to become a USA Ultimate Affiliate, visit usaultimate.org/affiliates or contact USA Ultimate Director of Member Services & Community Development Josh Murphy at josh@hq.usaultimate.org

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