Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for your participation in Ultimate Chicago Sandblast fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company and in making #14 the Best Ever, again. On behalf of the leadership team, volunteers and generous sponsoring partners, we hope you had an amazing weekend and are already dreaming about #15 in 2015.
Congratulations to EVERYONE for their performances on and off the beach fields. (check party video HERE)
Congrats to Drazba XIII (Chicago) on defending their Game Division Crown over the visiting Boracay Dragons.
Congrats to I Mustache You a Question for earning the Spirit of the Game Division Championship.
Congrats to Highlighter Nation for winning the Spirit Division, Friday AND Saturday night parties.
Special thank you to the event leadership team of Jeff Orcutt, Colleen Costello, Casey Degnan, Sharon Flaten, Rena Park, Mark Liu and Fran Kelley as well as the hardest-working crew of volunteers that all helped in so many ways. I hope you appreciated their hard work and dedication and take a moment to thank them when crossing paths in the future.
Additional thanks to Mark Olsen, Anne O'Neil, Vanessa Ceballos and Jen Wu who spent the weekend capturing your catches, shenanigans and overall enjoyment of another edition of Ultimate Chicago Sandblast on film.
Keep your eyes on our Facebook page as they prepare their albums for your enjoyment, tagging and sharing.
We welcome your best photos from the weekend as well clicking HERE to create your team's own public Google Doc folder.
Thank You to Sponsors
Thank you again to Lagunitas Brewing Company as our "fueling" sponsor, Premier Event Sponsors Ultimate Chicago, Chicago Wildfire, Zipcar, Waboba and Ben & Jerry's Core Tour, and numerous General Sponsors that sampled on the beach.
We hope that you enjoyed their support in the team packages and throughout the weekend and will consider supporting them in the future as they have supported us.
Here is a summary of what we hope you got to enjoy and experience...
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers - therapy and TLC
Ben & Jerry's - Saturday ice cream sampling, yum!
BODYARMOR - Sunday beverage sampling
CLIF Bar - Saturday snack bar sampling
Honest Tea - Saturday beverage sampling
KIND - Breakfast Bar and snack bar giveaways
Lagunitas - Saturday night brews and iced beach bandanas
PopChips - sandwich snacking complement
Spikeball - prizes for Team Winners
Strack & Van Til - recycled grocery bags
VC Ultimate - prizes for Game and Spirit of the Game Winners
Waboba - player packs and Team winners
XSport Fitness - personal fitness consultations
Zipcar - bucket and foursquare games
Thank you again for your time and participation once again this summer. I look forward to seeing you around town and on the beach again for #15 in 2015!
Best ultimate wishes, Adam/Twirly
UPDATED - 2014 Dates CONFIRMED for Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd - UPDATED
Ultimate Chicago Sandblast is a five-on-five co-ed beach ultimate Frisbee tournament that brings together more than 1,000 player participants, volunteers and spectators from across the country. Sandblast offers two days of play, two nights of parties culminating with Spirit and Game Division championships on another sunny Sunday afternoon at Montrose beach. Ultimate Frisbee is a spirited and athletic sport that combines elements of football, soccer and basketball and you can learn more at www.ultimatechicago.org.
The success of this tournament has been built on the strength of its participants and volunteers. Great player participant feedback guarantees Ultimate Chicago Sandblast to exceed increasing expectations year after year.
- Two Divisions - 32 Team Game Division and 32 Team Spirit Division with champion prizes
- One Monster Party - Three hours of select offerings care of Lagunitas Brewing Company (working on Friday night, too!)
- Captain and Team Packs with individual keepsake items
- Breakfast bar along with bagels and fruit, two days of lunch sandwiches with snacks and multiple water and non-water beverage options
- Event Sponsorship and Special Offers for YOU! Check "Sponsor Offers" for more details.
Returning teams will have the first opportunity to return in March and April and the waiting list has already been opened, so please message us to express your interest. Please include your team name, location, playing history, Game/Spirit division preference and a brief statement of why your team should be selected to join the annual summer tradition of beach ultimate in Chicago.
Thank you for coming here to register. As you begin, there are a few kinks that need to get ironed out and wanted to make you aware before you start the process...
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