2017 Volunteers of the Month


Kristy Chow is our first volunteer of the month for 2017! Kristy was a massive help at From Disc Till Dawn, acting as a dedicated volunteer throughout the night. She showed up early (or late depending on how you see it) to help set up by unloading a van full of goods and setting up the fields. Throughout the night you could find Kristy stat-keeping, recording footage, helping manage schedules, helping keep the food station clean, and much more. Kristy is an example of a new member embracing the club through volunteerism. Further, she enjoyed her time so much that she has continued to reach out to the TUC office to pursue additional volunteer opportunities. Thanks Kristy for all the help!

New to the club and want to get more involved? e-mail us at volunteers@tuc.org


Sarah MacQuarrie is our Volunteer of the Month for February! Sarah is a long time member of our Women's Committee helping to grow participation and a love of the game for our female members. Sarah spent much of February planning the Women's Rules Clinic, hosted at Central Tech Stadium in early March. A key contributor to the Pick It Up initiative that takes place every June, Sarah has become a champion of women's ultimate in Toronto. Sarah is also a convenor of our Sunday Winter Indoor league at Central Tech, making her a pretty well rounded volunteer! Thanks Sarah for all that you do!

Want to be like Sarah? e-mail us at volunteers@tuc.org


Our Volunteer of the Month for March is Andrew Carroll! At our Catch the Spirit high school tournament early in the month there was a bit of confusion that lead to one of the registered teams not showing up for the event. With the schedule already set, there were five teams that weren't going to have an opponent to play. Andrew jumped into action, organizing in impromptu clinic for the affected teams and saving the day for a panicked tournament director. On the field, Andrew is a member of the Toronto Rush, Toronto's professional ultimate team. He's also been recently announced as a member of the Team Canada World Games extended roster, an ultra high-acheiving cohort of the countries absolute finest. Thanks Andrew for all the help!

Want to watch Andrew in action? check out www.torontorush.com for schedules and tickets. #feeltherush

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Our volunteer of the month for April is Darren Gray! Darren is a long time member, starting with the club in 2006. Since then, Darren has been one of our most steady and consistent convenors, managing leagues year round and stepping up to take on any additional leagues when we are in need. This year, at the end of the winter season when TUC staff were stretched thin, Darren went above and beyond yet again by trekking out to Monarch Park Stadium to present championship prizing to a winning team. Did we mention that Darren doesn't even play in most of the leagues he convenes? Thanks Darren for all your hard work!

We're currently looking for a few more juniors coaches! Want to help? e-mail volunteers@tuc.org

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Our volunteer of the month for May is Marisa Hart! Marisa is a long standing member of the women's committee, and has taken a huge role in this years Pick It Up week. In particular, Marisa is responsible for coordinating the female sub list to support captains and teams who may have struggled to reach the 4/3 female to male ratio. We have 20 teams across all nights and divisions who have requested subs, and over 40 women who have volunteered thanks to Marisa's efforts. Thank you Marisa and the entire women's committee for your hard work and commitment.

We're always looking for help at the committee level. Want to help? e-mail us at volunteers@tuc.org

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Our Volunteer of the Month for June is Chris Lau! Chris is one of our many new coaches taking on a big role with our TJSL program this summer. Chris is currently coaching pre-teen ultimate players in our Tuesday @ Dante Aligheri program, 21 participants in all! A member since 2009, Chris is also playing on TUC summer teams on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights and it's inspiring to see someone using their "day off" to give back to future generations. Thanks Chris for all your hard work!

We ALWAYS could use more coaches, want to be like Chris? let us know at volunteers@tuc.org

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Our Volunteer of the Month for July is Kyle Mineque! Kyle was a massive help for TUC during the Midseason Classic as well as during the inagural TORO Invite, showing up early for all four tournament days! In addition, Kyle also helped take charge at the All Star Challenge, distributing jerseys and helping to organise people into teams for the games. In total, Kyle put in nearly an entire work weeks worth of volunteerism this month and his efforts lead to two highly successful events. If you see Kyle on the fields make sure to give him a gigantic high five for all his hard work. Thanks Kyle!

Want to be a superhero like Kyle? email us at volunteers@tuc.org

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Our Volunteer of the Month for August is Clinton Nguyen! Clinton has been a consistent volunteer for TUC for over two years now, making an appearance at most TUC events. This summer, as a member of MMV, Clinton was an active volunteer at Summer Experience, Midseason, and The TORO Invite. Clinton has also perfomed spot duty assisting with our juniors summer leagues and has done his fair share of work outside of the TUC umbrella, directing free impromptu youth clinics in low income areas. Thanks Clinton for all that you do for ultimate in Toronto!

Want to be a star volunteer like Clinton? e-mail us at volunteers@tuc.org

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Our Volunteer of the Month for September is Sharven Muralidharan! Sharven was a superstar volunteer at the TUC Summer Playoffs, showing up at 7:15am BOTH DAYS and sticking around until the very last cone was packed away on Sunday. If you had your empty water jugs replaced mid day, or played on fields with cones on them (everyone!) Sharven had an impact on your tournament experience! Did we mention that while most volunteers were helping out in and around their games, Sharven wasn't even participating in the event? Next time you see Sharven on the fields be sure to give him a massive high five and thank him for the help.

Want to help your team qualify for their first CUC since 2012?! We can't help with that, but if you want to volunteer for the club drop us a line at volunteers@tuc.org

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Our Volunteer of the Month for October is Kirk Nylen! Kirk has recently stepped up in a coaching role for the club acting as a coach for the u10 Fall Outdoor program at Central Tech, as well as for our upcoming u10 Fall Indoor program at Monarch Park. Outside of his volunteerism with TUC, Kirk is a founding member and member of the Board of Directors for ReachUp Ultimate, a registered non-profit organization engaging Indigenous children and youth in active, healthy living through the sport of ultimate. If you see Kirk on the fields, be sure to thank him for all of his hard work with the club over the past few months.

For more information on ReachUp, check out their website at www.reachup.ca, and as always, e-mail volunteers@tuc.org if you're interested in helping out like Kirk!

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Our Volunteer of the Month for November is Graham Withers! Graham has been a huge help as a juniors coach for the fall sessions. Helping out with the u10 Fall Outdoor program at Central Tech, as well as at our u10 Fall Indoor program at Monarch Park. Graham is a long time member of the club and began his ultimate career in 1998! A mainstay on Sweet during the summer months and on The Shepherds during the winter, it's no wonder these teams have seen consistent success over the years. Next time you see Graham on the field, make sure to give him a high five and thank him for all his efforts with the TUC juniors program. Thanks Graham!

Want to be like Graham? e-mail volunteers@tuc.org

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Our Volunteer of the Month for December is Crystal Sotelo! Crystal was a top volunteer stat keeper for the fall indoor edition of TPL: TUC Parity League. Stepping up whenever there was a void, Crystal was a huge part of the leagues success this year and helped make the convenors and GM's days just a little bit easier. Keep an eye out for Crystal on Steele's Team to start out the winter season of TPL. She might not be there long though, Volunteer of the Month awards might not impact salary but they could definitely help create a little more trade interest around the league. Thanks for all the help Crystal!

Want to help out like Crystal? email volunteers@tuc.org