Ultimately... we are ALL on the same team.
To promote community, fitness, and competition through the game of Ultimate Frisbee in Boone, NC.
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Welcome! The Boone Ultimate Alliance was established in the late 70s - early 80s by The Nomads, Appalachian State University's (ASU) club ultimate team. Around 2000, the Lady Nonads emerged on the scene to birth ASU women's ultimate.
Starting in 2005 local pickup games began and the passion for ultimate began to grow beyond the college scene. BUA was formed in Spring 2008 to establish ONE Boone ultimate community.
Thus far, BUA has had 19 leagues, supported a co-ed club team from 2008 to the present, and thanks to the efforts and expertise of George Ehrhardt and other parents, has a youth division growing and thriving.
Here we are in 2016 and it looks to be the most exciting year yet for the BUA. The Spring expansion saw Half league grow to six weeks. Regular league saw its 19th installment and, although suffering from some growing pains from a seven team schedule on two sites, proved to be possible.
Most exciting of all is the implementation of Boone's first USAU sanctioned 2-day tournament this Summer. It is called The Chillout and brought 12 teams from 4 states(6 from NC, 3 from SC, 2 from GA, and even one all the way from Alabama.) Charlotte Storm won championship honors, Boone's youth squad, Blurfoot took the Chumpionship, and Boone!Shaka took the spirit award. We will be doing this again.
One of the best developments is that after 8 years, BUA has recognized a key element to our mission which has really always been there...leadership. BUA has trained quite a few folks how to lead over the past 8 years. We may even seek a 501-c3 to become an official leadership program eventually. If anyone is interested in helping with this development, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org