Washington DC’s Department of Parks and Recreation hosted its first ‘Teen Night’ of 2017. The inaugural event was a huge success with over 200 teens in attendance. For 3 hours, local youth played ping pong, basketball, soccer, flag football, kickball, and Ultimate Frisbee. The night’s soundtrack was provided by WPGC 95.5. Tony Redz and DJ Young Music split time on the turntables.
After scoffing down chicken wraps for dinner, attendees broke up into several groups. The groups rotated activities every 30 minutes in order to give everyone a chance to participate. The Ultimate Frisbee station was a hit! The field was invaded by discs flying in every direction. Some players were engaged in furthest throw contests, while others played one on one versus matches. With all of the fun attendees were having, it was hard to not just enjoy and play. American Ultimate Academy (AUA) coaches, however, still made time to provide individual instruction. For many of the attendees this was the first time they had seen or participated in Ultimate Frisbee. As the night continued, Ultimate overtook the soccer station and was the last sport standing.
AUA is already looking forward to the next teen night in late April. A special thanks to those who participated including Julia Petro, Felipe Ledezma, Rowan McDonnell, and Jonathan Neeley. McDonnell and Neely are captains for the Washington DC Breeze, a local professional Ultimate Frisbee team. The Breeze kick off their season April 9th at 2:00pm, at Gallaudet University. For more information check out our ‘Ultimate in DC’ page.
Check out the video below for some of the highlights