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Under Armour Frisbee Award : an Award for Me?

I was introduced to the world of Philippine Ultimate in 2003. Thanks to my good friends Tim, Rob, Lawrence, Rick, and Chris. I didn’t get to play in any of the leagues though. A personal choice then.  So I contented myself cheering and watching teams compete in local leagues.

Throwing Disc with Choirmates in Coron, Palawan, 2009

Only recently, I was invited as media to the launch of the second store of Under Armour (UA) Philippines, and got this UA shirt as one of the giveaways.  On the back is an ultimate disc print. It sparked my interest to post it online with the intention of buying one for me soon. It would be a welcome addition to my special disc collection.

My Ultimate Disc Collection

Who would have thought I could own one that fast?  In less than a week, I received this good news via text telling me to check the current post on Facebook.   And what l saw caught me entirely by surprise!  What did I do to deserve such an award–The Under Armour Frisbee Award? Speechless. I felt elated, was over the moon, absolutely excited, and bursting with pride for the recognition from someone whom I’ve just met. What a blessing for my 7th Blog Anniversary!

So Nice for these Powerhouses for Recognizing Yours Truly as Recipient of the Under Armour Frisbee Award 2014

Thank you so much Jérémy Callegher of Grupo Athletica, and Judith Staples of Soleus for this pleasant surprise.  I would treasure this always.

Running and Ultimate Frisbee

Got nothing to do on a weekend? Been itching to try something other than running? Then head over to the camp, right beside Bonifacio High Street, Saturday, 9AM-5PM, and get all the day’s action with your friends. Aside from ultimate frisbee, there’s also touch football, flag football, hip-hop, yoga, beach volleyball, and beach basketball.

Nestea Fit Hot Camp is a healthy and active sports lifestyle program designed by Nestea Fit to get you hot. Hot Camp is a series of sports clinics and activities facilitated by the Philippines’ top athletes and professionals.

With hot celebrities, Derek Ramsay (Philippine Ultimate Frisbee) and Marc Nelson (Sports Unlimited). Want to see Derek in action? Click here.

Three more Saturdays to go! Drop by, or, better yet, register as walk-in participants on March 13, 20, 27, 2010, Fort Bonifacio Open Field. P50 gets you in the Camp and access to clinic for sports, freebies and other games in between. Best of all, you get a free Nestea Fit tumbler. Visit Nestea for more info.

Free sun protection spray

Running and Enjoying the Sun Through Playing Frisbee

I had my taste of ultimate frisbee during my 5th grade. Then sometime in 2003, I’ve met some friends who were into disc playing. Some are well-known TV personalities even up to this time.

While I was running along Kalayaan, Rockwell area, I bumped into one of Philippine Ultimate Association’s (PUA) members and he invited me to play with his group but I declined as I was into my marathon training. Ultimate frisbee is a game where your stamina in running and skill in throwing a disc are tested.

Anyhow, I got an invite from Carmen of informing me that she’s interested to learn frisbee by attending Nestea’s Camp Hot. So, we both agreed to go to Bonifacio High Street, the venue of the event, to check out the camp’s activities. Ultimate frisbee is one of its events. I brought with me one of my discs.

We arrived there more or less two hours ahead of our meeting time. We registered first by paying a minimal amount and got some freebies like free Nestea tumbler filled with cold iced tea. One can avail of free refill any time, too!

Carmen and I relaxing while waiting for the session to start

It was really hot yesterday, Saturday, but it didn’t stop us to practice throwing a disc.

Backhand throw

Forehand throw

Trying to catch the disc

Running and picking up the disc under the scorching heat of the sun

I had fun time during the drills and played with different teams twice. Indeed, it was an afternoon well spent with newfound friends. I realized that running back and forth on the field wasn’t that tiring at all. Running, in fact, helped me get through with the game. So what’s next? Hhhmm, might try hip-hop.

A million thanks to Carmen C. for the photos!