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Don’t Give Up the Disc Tournament Returns to Presque Isle

8 Jul, 2016


16th Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Hosted by Erie Ultimate League Comes Sailing Back on July 9-10

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce the 16th annual Don’t Give Up the Disc Beach Ultimate Tournament will return to Beach 11 at Presque Isle State Park on July 9 and 10.

The tournament will feature 15 teams with all play taking place on Beach 11. Teams are expected from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Ontario. The defending tournament champions, Erie Brig, who also attended the Beach Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va. in May, will compete again in 2016.

The co-ed tournament is organized as four versus four, and offense dictates a 3:1 or 2:2 male to female ratio.

Admission is free for spectators on both days. Erie Ultimate League will have discs and merchandise for sale at the event to support their youth clinics, which are offered free to new players in middle and high school age brackets.

“Erie Ultimate League is excited to host the Don’t Give Up the Disc 2016 tournament and continue to promote the sport of Ultimate,” said Hayden Weaver, Founder/Director of Erie Ultimate League. “Ultimate strives to help everyone ‘embrace ultimate life everywhere.’ We want everyone involved in the tournament to embrace an ultimate life and embrace all that Erie has to offer.”

“The Don’t Give Up the Disc Beach Ultimate Tournament is a unique sporting event that shows competitive play and good sportsmanship,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “We’re excited the tournament is back at Presque Isle State Park and hope all participants enjoy their time at the park and the surrounding Erie area.” 

For more information on the tournament and leagues, visit http://erieultimate.com/

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC 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 ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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