I was just checking out this great story from espnW and wow, I can see how Ultimate Frisbee would be a super-exciting game to watch and even play.
According to the article: Ultimate Frisbee was born in the 1960s and is a bit like a seven-on-seven mash-up of football and basketball. It’s played on a grassy, 70-yard by 40-yard rectangle with end zones like a football field. The disc is advanced by passing only; players can’t run with the Frisbee. A team scores a point when a player catches the disc in the end zone. Teams switch possessions whenever there’s an incomplete pass or an interception.
What a great concept, right? Incidentally, this game is used without a referee, can you even imagine that? I love it. But if that’s not enough to make you wanna read about this sport then how about this: meet Hana Kawai, a 28-year old fierce weekend warrior of the game who has been repping it so well.
Kawai was a book-nerd growing up who was never into sports but then found this game in her teens. Since then she has made a name for herself on the field while also coaching and working in social justice programs and non-profits. Her core values are clearly evident in this good read.
Thank you Hana Kawai!