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SPRING & SUMMER REGISTRATION TIME IS UPON US!
We’re not sure if the groundhog REALLY saw his shadow, but warmer weather should be around the corner. Of course that signifies the start of the new membership year for TUC! Starting Monday, March 19, registration will be open for individual TUC Membership and Spring League sign-up (Spring League is FREE with your TUC membership). That’s next week!!! Summer Team registration will open the following week, beginning Monday, March 26.
Be sure to get all your friends to sign up for their individual memberships early and captains get your teams signed up for the summer. Summer Team registration closes Tuesday, April 24.
TUC Membership 2007-2008
Your 2007 TUC membership is valid from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008. This annual fee is used to cover the Club costs of two professional full-time staff, as well as membership packages and insurance coverage. A portion of your membership ($25) is also allocated to our ‘Future Fields Fund’ which is used to develop existing TUC fields and/or acquire new ones.
Your TUC Membership privileges include:
Free membership package including a new one-of-a-kind Spirit of the Game disc, a copy of the new 11th edition UPA Rulebook, and other goodies;
Free TUC events – skills & theory clinics, new & improved parties, hat tournaments, Midseason tournament, Playoffs tournaments;
Free LAYOUT– the TUC e-newsletter delivering important updates and latest news directly to your inbox;
Free Pie Plate – year end souvenir magazine;
Partner Discounts on discs, apparel, sports medical products, and TEAM MEALS;
Accidental liability coverage for all TUC members;
Annual General Meeting – an opportunity to attend and vote;
Volunteer Programmes – opportunity to teach youth, promote Spirit, and help the Club at events or on committees – earning you FREE GEAR at the TUC Shop;
TUC Shop – get your Ultimate gear at our head office located at 1185 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 703, North York.
*New in 2007* - free membership to the Ontario Disc Sports Association, allowing you to receive the ODSA newsletter and take advantage of their partner discounts
Dedicated TUC Staff – we are here for you!
TUC Summer League Registration
As mentioned, Summer Team Registration begins Monday, March 26 and closes Tuesday, April 24. Team fees for Summer League will be $750 per team. This is a slight increase (roughly $3 more per person) from last year and it will easily be worth it. We are working on some great new improvements to our Summer League this year, including:
More games at Sunnybrook Park
Games at the new downtown Varsity Stadium
Games at the new Birchmount Stadium
New tournament in June that will host TUC teams
Increased emphasis on Spirit and your enjoyment of the game
New pyramid structure for Tuesday League (and possibly Thursday, TBD)
Champions League-style event at the end of summer season (sponsored by Scallywags) which will pit the best teams/players from each weeknight league against one another
How to Register
Visit www.tuc.org for individual registration and all leagues online or visit our Head Office. Follow the website prompts starting Monday, March 19, or search under “About TUC – Registration Information.”
Spring League 2007 – Women’s League starts April 9. Men’s League starts April 11
Spring league is a great opportunity for new players to learn the game, and for experienced players to rev up their skills for the summer. Join us this Spring for great Ultimate on the beach!
Spring League is played on the beach of Ashbridges Bay. Games commence at 6 p.m. sharp to maximize daylight hours. Players register as individuals and the number of teams is dependent on final registration numbers. Spring League games are played on Mondays for Women and Wednesdays for Men. The final league games are scheduled for May 14 and 16.
Spring League is FREE with your TUC membership. Sign up between March 19 and April 6.
TUC All-Nighter Tournament in support of Easter Seals - Saturday March 31
It’s back!!!! The TUC All-Nighter Tournament returns to the Downsview Hangar, on Saturday March 31, 12am – 7am. Last year’s event was a ton of fun and supported a great cause. This year’s All-Nighter will see all net proceeds donated to Easter Seals; supporting children with disabilities who need equipment and resources to succeed in life.
Like last year the tournament will be a hat format. Teams will be drafted and all participants will be notified in advance of their team, shirt colour, schedule, etc. Water, fruit, and bagels will be provided but don’t forget to bring your power bars or coffee! There will be prizes for the winning team as well as best spirited and lowest score team. There will also be a special prize for the most originally dressed player of the night; so gentlemen get your skirts ready!
Cost to participate is $25 per TUC member and $35 per non-TUC member. Online registration will be open by Tuesday, March 13 and will close on Wednesday, March 28. So you have two weeks to register! To register login to the site and click on registration in the left-hand menu. If you don’t have a login username & password contact us at 416.426.7175.
Let’s rock the night for a great cause! For more information on our charity visit www.easterseals.org.
The TUC All-Nighter for Easter Seals is proudly supported by Parc Downsview Park, GAIA Ultimate, Daredevil Discs, and Xilarate Sports Power Fluid.
Ultimate Long Weekend & Upcoming June Tournament
Along with the All-Nighter tourney in March, here are two big weekend tournaments you do not want to miss:
Ultimate Long Weekend - ULW is a great long weekend escape from May 18 – 21, held at Olympia Sports Camp in Huntsville. The event features a raucous Ultimate tournament but will also include sport camp activities and a disc golf course. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss! Cost is $195 per person and includes all 7 meals and team accommodations. Registration opens April 3. Open to all Co-ed teams including touring teams and teams from other cities. Rumour has it, a team from Newfoundland will be joining us!
June Grand Prix Touring Tournament – TUC is partnering with The Ultimate Experience to present a top-notch weekend tournament in June that will feature touring teams (Open, Women’s, and Co-Ed), as well as a division for TUC Club teams. Date and location will be made available shortly, but we’re aiming for the middle of June. Stay tuned for more details.
New TUC Partners in 2007
The Toronto Ultimate Club is pleased to welcome two new outstanding partners for the 2007 season:
Xilarate – Events Partner of TUC, in the category of sport drink
Xilarate is a scientifically proven ALL NATURAL sports drink that quickly replenishes fluid, electrolyte, and antioxidant loss, without the added sugar. Unofficial supporters in 2006, Xilarate will be back at our events in 2007 to keep our TUC members hydrated. Visit www.newfluid.ca and don’t forget to ask about team fundraising opportunities.
Scallywags Pub & Grill – TUC team hot-spot
While many TUC teams have already been spotted at this popular destination and they’ve always taken care of us, we’re making it official. Centrally located at Yonge & St. Clair, Scallywags is spread over 3 floors and offers GREAT pub food and drink, at a 50% discount to TUC teams!!! Forget a free nacho platter; we’re talking about HALF PRICE FOOD! Check out www.scallywags.net
New DVD’s in the TUC Shop
Freshly delivered from our friends at UltiVillage.com, the TUC Shop now has copies of the 2006 Canadian Ultimate Championships (Open & Women’s Final) and 2006 UPA Club Championships on sale. Only $20 for the CUC DVD and $35 for the UPA box set (plus taxes). We’ll have them posted in the online TUC Shop shortly, but you can visit the TUC Shop in person to get your hands on a copy.
GAIA TUC Team Deals
Looking for custom team jerseys for the upcoming season? Custom orders can take up to 4 weeks for production and delivery, so now is the time to make that order before the summer rush hits.
GAIA Ultimate Sports is TUC's Preferred Apparel Partner for 2007/2008. As part of our sponsorship program with GAIA, every TUC member is eligible for a free GAIA Membership and $10 Gift Certificate which will be automatically deposited in your online GAIA account. Teams can pool their gift certificates together when they order shirts for their players.
To make a team order using your TUC Gift Certificates, contact email@example.com.
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