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Catchy Name, Catchy Game
For those of you who are out of touch with the world, let me enlighten you about a major development in sports. The flying disc, commonly known as the Frisbee, has become more than just a toy that people like to hurl back and forth at picnics. Itâ€™s safe to say that its popularity has reached far beyond the average, semi-coordinated picnicker. In the late 1960s,the disc inspired a group of high school students to innovate â€œthe ultimate sports experienceâ€. Since then, Ultimate has taken the world by storm. Itâ€™s a good thing Weddington High School has a club to advance this phenomenon.
Whether you are a seasoned player or have never once held a flying disc, but have an interest in playing Ultimate, the Frisbee Club is a perfect fit. Genuine and encouraging students represent the club and want to spread their passion for the sport to others. â€œThe only thing you need to join the club is the spirit for Frisbee!â€ says Keagen Capron, the teamâ€™s â€œmascotâ€.
Once club activities are in full swing, these enthusiastic Ultimate players will practice at Optimist Park every Wednesday and utilize the practice football fields at school on Friday nights. What could be better than improving your hammer throw under the stars? In the past, club members have even gathered to play Ultimate at midnight. The intense practices lead up to tournaments that are held at Charlotte Latin Schoolâ€™s recreation fields. In the spirit of giving back to the community, the club members take part in service projects around WHS and Optimist Park.
Now that you are interested in joining the Frisbee Club, grab a disc and put your game face on. Itâ€™s time to experience Ultimate.
Written by: Caroline Blunck, Copy Editor of Warrior Witness
Posted: Oct 13, 2010 by Cheryl Edwards