Ultimate Cuddle Puddle

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One culture highly undocumented in the Pacific Northwest is that of Ultimate Frisbee. We are a relatively elusive group as our day jobs do not necessarily give you any insight into our extraordinary #handling, #receiving, or #laying out skills. Today, you fine readers, I invite you to an inside look at our recent all-night-long tournament “Sleepless in Seattle.”

Last Saturday night, Ultimate extraordinaire Mara Lang hosted “Sleepless in Seattle”--an all-night long indoor tournament, running from 10:00PM to 5:00AM. Each team played at least 5 games, each 30-minutes with no time-stops, half-times, or time-outs. Many teams played with costumes. Our team was called “Cuddle Puddle” and opted for blue and turquoise hooded onesie uniforms. Cuddle-puddles were mandatory before and after each game, which was always comfortable, and partially sweatier than we anticipated. 

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Other teams, as is custom in Ultimate, dawned sombreros, dragon suits, sequin dresses, pants and no shirt, shirt and no pants, penguin spandex, and of course--shoes (well, almost all of us). 

Though we make it a point to always have lots of fun, the game is tough and requires a lot of endurance. And for those of you who don’t know the rules of Frisbee, the object of the game is to catch the disc to the end-zone (much like football). However, we don’t have nearly as many plays or rules as football to keep track of—though our butts are certainly just as nice. 

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This tournament, which was one of many that go on throughout the year was a lot of fun. We had bagels to carbo-load all night, energy drinks, karaoke, raffles and of course—lots of cuddling to keep us entertained all night long. 

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If you’re interested in playing or learning more, feel free to contact Gabby Arens at gabby@theworldisfun.org for more info!

-Gabby Arens is an Event Coordinator extraordinaire with The World Is Fun