Hi Friends and Family!
It has been a big year for Pitt Women’s Ultimate! We were lucky enough to attend the Stanford Invite this past March, as well as QCTU and i-85 Rodeo as our two other regular season tournaments. Unfortunately both QCTU and i-85 had game cancellations on Sundays, but we played hard and continue to work hard every day. Coming up we have the Series, which includes Conference Championships April 14-15 in Allentown, PA and Regionals April 28-29 in Steubenville, OH.
As always, we appreciate all of the love and support from all of you! We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the donations last year. They went a long way in supporting Pitt Women’s Ultimate during last spring and this fall season. See below for a photo from last year’s Nationals...a tournament that we were able to attend because of YOU!
We would also like to let you know that our 2018 EngagePitt fundraiser is now underway! Over the next 30 days we hope to raise money for this year's Series tournaments—which will hopefully include Nationals—as well as for next year’s fall season. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help offset the cost of tournament bid fees, travel expenses, and hotels. You can view our 2018 fundraising page at https://engage.pitt.edu/ultimate. While you are there, we hope you will hit the GIVE NOW button to help us continue developing our program!
Every day we are grateful for all of the love and support we receive from friends, family, and fans. Without all of you, we would never have the opportunities that we do today.
Hail to Pitt Ultimate!
Pitt Women’s Ultimate
Dear Danger Family and Friends,
We cannot say THANK YOU enough – as a result of your support we have raised $6,175 for Danger! This has been a great season and we are all beyond grateful for everyone’s support and love along the way.
This past weekend we were out in Cincinnati, Ohio, competing against the top teams in the country at the College Nationals Championship. It was a weekend full of great competition, love for our team, and a 14-12 win against Stanford Superfly, the 2016 National Champions.
Your donations and endless support mean the world to us, and we would not be the team we are without all of your help. We had a great season and are proud to have had the chance to represent the University of Pittsburgh out there on the field. Thank you so much for everything, and we will see you back here next year!
Hello Family and Friends!
We would first like to say thank you for all of your support, now and throughout the entire year. We would not be able to play the sport we love without the love and support from all of our family, friends and fans (that's you!).
This past weekend Danger went to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Ohio Valley Regionals Tournament and took home the first place bid to Nationals! We played Ohio State University in the Final to take home the win, and are beyond pumped to have the opportunity to continue our season into the month of May.
We will be training hard these next few weeks, and look forward to making our fans proud over Memorial Day Weekend out in Mason, Ohio!
The backhand is the throw you learn first. It may seem simple, but it is one of the most important throws a player can master. Your donation of $25 helps fill up two cars with gas on the way to our tournaments.
The flick throw is usually the second throw a player learns. Once mastered, it allows players to throw trickier throws, and more successfully play against the defense. Your donation of $50 will cover the cost of a hotel room for one night.
Lefty backhand--a favorite of Head Coach Ben Banyas--is a clever way to trip up the mark and get off those quick give-and-goes. Like the lefty backhand, $75 is a great way to give so that a player can go to Nationals.
A scoober is an upside down throw from across the chest. This is used by experienced throwers. Your donation of $100 partially pays for a bid fee for a tournament.
The hammer is an inverted over-the-head-throw. It is a tricky throw, but also one of the most fulfilling feelings upon completion. Your donation of $250 will cover the cost of gas for all of our cars for a tournament.
Though not a type of throw, a layout D is one of the most exciting and important defensive moves a player can make on the field. $500 will pay for the team to attend a tournament like Northwest Challenge.
A greatest is THE ultimate play in a game - it is when a player is in the air and catches the disc out of bounds, but manages to throw the disc back in bounds before hitting the grass. Another player is then there in the end zone to catch the disc for the score. A gift of $1,000 pays for two flights for cross country tournaments.