PerfectlyPlanned News: An Ultimate Thanksgiving Tradition


Update February 15, 2009 New Links: What is UltimateInternational competition /

Update December 16, 2008. CHS’ Ultimate Alumni impact on European Culture/Sports.  Blue Riders Blog: European Indoor Ultimate Frisbee

Update December 2, 2008.  Josh CinCotta, on of the two coaches of Sparkle Motion, our CHS girls Ultimate team, provided this URL for those interested in a list of all the Alumni Thanksgiving games  – starting 1970, and who each winner was: WFDF: History of Ultimate

Fellow Maplewoodians, I was freezing this past Thanksgiving due to a not so wise selection in clothing and footwear while I watched the 34? Ultimate Alum Thanksgiving game.  Someone who shall remain nameless called me out hard on where my gloves where…I didn’t have an answer. (Thank goodness he let the subject rest.  Thank goodness also a very kind South Orange resident (CHS Alum & RU parent) lent me his very warm gloves). Warmly enveloped into the group, I stood happy that [t]he coach emailed me about the 8:30pm game.  When I stepped out of the car I thought my contacts were frozen or something.  I didn’t expect to see so many people out at that time watching the game.  I had great fun standing among the current CHS students, alumni & parents that night.  Sadly we couldn’t yell; we were under strict protocol. But we didn’t need to.  It was pretty awesome watching the guys play.  I think it was only fair the alumni let the students win.  Ahhhhhhm.  I’m reppin ’00 hard!

If you haven’t gone to an Ultimate Thanksgiving Alum game yet…You don’t know what you’re missing until you find out what you’re missing.  This is a cult classic…  I wont give away the location.  In case you are intrigued, as any game individual might be, there are some under-cover, hard-core, & very in shape competitive student athletes walking around the streets of Maplewood.  (It was a 3 hour game of non stop running).  They play ultimate in the freezing cold and sleet…and they could clue you in.  I would ask one of them.photo_112708_009

© 2010 W. S. Hughes

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Corey AyalaFagundez says:

    Anthony 🙂 There was plenty of cheering until 10pm then we were askednot tocheer so that the game would not be shut down by the police due to complaints by nearby residents. I am a parent of one of the girls on Sparkle Motion 🙂

  2. Corey,
    What are the upcoming events for Ultimate? It’s hard keeping track of everything going on. I asked your daughter when I saw her on CHS campus a couple of months ago about what the team was up to. I haven’t gotten updates from any Sparkle Motion girls I gave my blog information to. – w

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