President’s 2007 Annual Report

Date February 6, 2008

The 15th year of Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association Inc. (MUFA) existence was truly the most productive. Most importantly our leagues set record number of players with Summer League having 88 teams, 1764 players, a 29% growth from 2006. Better quality jerseys were added to increase the worth of the great deal summer league players get for their fee of joining. We provide more goods and services than any other league in the nation for the price. Spring and Fall leagues grew 37% and 26%. Goaltimate is the newest league added to MUFA.

Our concern of serving players was enhanced with a winter public meeting to give current reports and listen to concerns, ideas and take proposals in person. Though we are always willing and able to take input, this was the first large group get together for conversation. MUFA is working at publicizing itself better with a revamped web site hopefully to make communication easier in all directions. A MUFA store is in the works.

Because of last years public meeting MUFA has consulted with a law firm in the belief of stabilizing the incorporation into a long lasting upstanding fixture in the Madison landscape. We have reevaluated what we offer our league players to make sure they are getting the best treatment for their fees paid. We know our work is for the players of the Madison Ultimate Community.

Donations this year were the most since giving Hiestand Disc Golf Course to the Madison Parks Division in 1994. Willmar Center received cash from Disc’s On Ice, boys and girls teams were sponsored jerseys for The Ultimate Players Association (UPA) Youth Club Championships. The entire UPA College Championship Series was sponsored by MUFA for all the UW Madison Rec Sports Club Teams which included Sectional, Regional and National for three teams. Loans were made for indoor winter play, and to the UW Men’s Rec Sports Team for fund raising.

MUFA Board members have taken it upon themselves to understand what is happening outside Madison by attending conferences and meetings elsewhere. Brad Wendt Serves on the WI Disc Sports Association Board and was UPA Sectional Coordinator for 12 years. Dan Raabe serves the UPA as WI State Youth Coordindor and is a UPA Level I Coaches Clinic Instructor. Dan attended the Ultimate Revolution Round Table in MN. Robin Davies attended the UPA League Organizer Conference in Philadelphia and was voted into a 3 year term on the UPA Board of Directors.

MUFA sponsored 7 people through the UPA Level I and 5 people through the UPA Level II Coaches Clinics to help spread legal and intelligent ultimate hopefully in our school system. May ultimate grow from there.

As President I would like to thank all the board members for there forward thoughtful awareness. All league directors and volunteers have worked countless hours just so hundreds of people can have a blast throwing, chasing plastic and people. You are heroes. And the players make MUFA a living breathing community worth caring about.

Spirit Of The Game!

Brad Wendt 1/31/08

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