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Third Ultimate Event Announced for Aurora Area

19 Mar, 2018


Without Limits, an organization that develops training and tournaments for women ultimate frisbee players, has announced it will bring its largest and longest-running club tournament, Heavyweights, to the Aurora Area of Illinois this summer.

Without Limits will partner with the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Aurora Area Sports Appliance, and the Fox Valley Park District for the event which will take place August 4-5, 2018 at Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery, Illinois.

Heavyweights is expected to attract many ultimate players and spectators to the region. The tournament is scheduled to host a combination of women’s, open, and mixed teams.

“For several decades, Heavyweights has brought many ultimate teams across the Midwest to Chicago, and we are thrilled to host our event in Aurora, IL this year,” said Kyra Catabay, a representative for Without Limits. “We are excited to work with the Stuart Sports Complex and Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to provide an amazing experience for 1,500 players and fans.”

Ultimate players participating in Heavyweights are required to be USA Ultimate members. The Aurora Area CVB announced earlier in the year that USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate frisbee in the United States, and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will host its second-largest tournament in the Aurora Area. The 2018 Masters Championships will be held at Stuart Sports Complex from July 20-22, 2018.

 

Another ultimate tournament, the 2018 Neuqua Knockout, will be held April 21-22 at Stuart Sports Complex, with 90 high school teams from throughout the Midwest expected to participate.

About Without Limits: Without Limits was founded by Sara Jacobi and Michelle Ng in Summer 2010 with a mission to get more players and teams invested in building women’s ultimate. Without Limits works with college partner teams to run outstanding events by helping them attract top competition as well as incorporate skills clinics and community building pieces into their tournaments. The goal is to train these leaders to grow their tournaments and to take a lead role in the development of women’s ultimate. To learn more visit http://withoutlimitsultimate.com.

About the Aurora Area Sports Alliance (AASA): The AASA is comprised of representatives from like-minded organizations who support amateur sports of all types. In addition to the AACVB, these organizations include the City of Aurora, the Fox Valley Park District, Batavia Park District, Big Rock Park District, Sandwich Park District, Sugar Grove Park District, Yorkville Park District, area high schools, Aurora University, Waubonsee Community College, privately-owned sports facilities and area businesses. The AASA is committed to promoting the Aurora region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the AASA are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The AASA will strive to enhance the image of the Aurora Area by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

About the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB): Formed in 1987, the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and marketing the area as a visitor destination. The goal of the AACVB is to enhance the economic and environmental well-being of our region compromised of 10 municipalities: Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, Plano, Sandwich, Sugar Grove, and Yorkville. The AACVB aggressively promotes the area as an overnight destination and increases visitor awareness and expenditures for the maximum economic benefit of our tourism partners.

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