The World Junior Ultimate Championships in Poland was a whirlwind World Flying Disc Federation event in the beautiful city of Wrocław! Not all is as it appears however: Polish pronunciation was one of our favorite challenges of the event and by the end of the week we had down the the name of the city (pronounced like "frot-suave") and the word for thank you - dziękuję (pronounced like "jun-koo-ya"...sort of). Wrocław also happened to be the 2016 Capital of Culture which was a well-deserved title judging by the beautiful city, apparently constant events in the main square, and incredible street art all over! We were lucky to merchandise WJUC in such an amazing location! The week-long event certainly kept our staff on our toes. Our problem-solving skills were put to the test when we had to construct racks out of metal pipes that were sturdy enough for all the sweet VC and Lookfly gear! Not to mention weather ranging from hot and humid to chilly and windy to torrential downpour; we had to be ready for anything! Two of our favorite things from the week: starting a VC Snapchat account (Follow us! "vcultimate") and giving away Trivolle sets all week to all the junior teams. Not only are these young athletes amazing ultimate players - they're also hilarious and very good at Trivolle! Thanks to Trivolle for donating sets to these teams from all over the world, they're definitely going to good homes. Best night of the week: trade night. A crazy downpour cut the night's activities short, but not before we got to run around in these crazy human hamster balls: Finally, a great week in Poland was capped off with the Canada boys taking home silver and our Canada ladies winning gold in an exciting final against USA! So proud of our juniors teams. Thanks to everyone who helped put on this amazing event - we can't wait for another opportunity to visit Poland!
What's the best way to spend a Monday evening? If you're part of VC's Team Fun, it would definitely have to be giving away free swag to youth ultimate players! We surprised the Toronto Elites squad with an arsenal of mini games plus a VC tent full of swag to give away as prizing! The kids weren’t really sure how to handle the news, with comments like, “It’s like Christmas came early!” and even “This is the best day of my life!” Games like the fan-favorite Spikeball, Flutterguts (where you flip the disc through the air and try to catch it one-handed), and a modified version of 500 gave the kids lots of opportunities to win swag. Our giveaway merch included some VC printed gear and some leftover merchandise from Worlds last year, but mostly tons of fully sublimated samples through our newest quick sublimation option – Pivot. The evening was capped (literally) by a pun-for-prize hat giveaway, a favorite of ours! Many laughs were shared but possibly the best joke of the evening was this one: “What’s the difference between a piano, a fish, and a pot of glue?"“I don’t know, what?”“You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish!”“What about the glue?”“I knew you’d get stuck on that!” Thanks Elites for being such an awesome group, we hope you had as much fun as we did! You can check out Elites on Facebook here.