November 14, 2017

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The New VC Revolution Hoodie: Review

Ultiworld, the premier news media site dedicated to the sport of ultimate, has reviewed our new Revolution hoodie... and we couldn't agree more with their impressions. It has been copied - word for word - below.

Product Review: VC Revolution Hoodie

Is it really worth wearing an extra layer in the hot sun?

NOVEMBER 14, 2017 BY DANIEL PRENTICE

I should begin by saying I have been both curious about and skeptical of sun hoodies ever since they first started spreading through the ultimate community a couple of years ago. A light hoodie to protect you from the sun sounded great to me in theory, but actually wearing one under a strong sun sounded hot. When I got my hands on VC’s rendition, the Revolution hoodie, though, I got my chance to find out if they lived up to the hype.

What You Get

Materially, the Revolution Hoodie is exactly what I would want it to be. It’s light and slightly stretchy—just like an ultimate jersey—but with a hood and (optional, $4 add on) hand warmer pocket. Beside the hood and pocket, the hoodie is also different from a jersey in that it feels a bit sturdier.

In fact, the Revolution Hoodie looks and feels like the best manufactured ultimate top I’ve owned. Every seam is double stitched, and though I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks, it seems like it will last for years without seams coming undone or the fabric getting stretch tears. Even with a base price of $35, the Revolution Hoodie still feels like a premium piece of clothing.

The hoodie’s double stitching – here, where the sleeve meets the body – helps provide a feeling of sturdiness and quality.

Stylistically, I very much liked the model I received. The hoodie’s graphics give it a bit of flare without being  garish like a lot of ultimate top designs can be. 

The one design I wasn’t crazy about were the thumb holes on the sleeves. As a person with long arms, the sleeves weren’t quite long enough to use the thumb holes without tugging against the overstretched sleeve. Fortunately, the thumb holes are an optional feature on the Revolution hoodie (as a $3 upcharge) so you can skip them altogether. If you love thumb holes and have longer arms, though, it may be something to consider.

The screen printing on the VC Sun Hoodie is probably the best I’ve ever seen.

I should also note that, as a larger guy who isn’t into form fitting clothes, the XL was a teensy bit snug on me, but certainly not uncomfortably so. And as far as ultimate apparel companies go, VC does one of the better jobs of meeting my shirt size expectations. They do so with their sun hoodie as well. 

Usefulness

So what is the Revolution Hoodie useful for? For a player, it’s an ideal garment for bye rounds. For at least a round, don’t worry about reapplying sunscreen or missing out on limited team tent space. It would also prove useful for warmups when it’s cooler out.

For anyone at a tournament that spends more time not playing, the hoodie is even more useful. Coaches, hobbled players, reporters, family fans, and sideline wanderers will want one as part of their every-tournament wardrobe. Obviously when it’s genuinely cold out, you’ll want something a bit heavier. And when it’s truly hot out, I still believe sunscreen is a preferable alternative than an extra layer of clothing. For cool or temperate weather, though, the sun hoodie is a valuable tournament garment.

And the Revolution Hoodie is great beyond ultimate tournaments as well. The hoodie felt appropriate for outdoor activities in any nice to slightly chilly outdoor activity weather1. For hiking or kayaking—really anything outdoorsy that warrants moving around—the durability and breathability of the VC’s Revolution Hoodie is perfect. In fact, in a rare spurt of cool, late October weather, I wore the hoodie while playing disc golf and shot my best-ever round. I’m not saying my improved performance was because of the hoodie, but I’m also not saying it wasn’t.

Drawbacks

So far I’ve almost entirely positive in reviewing my time with the Revolution Hoodie. But there is one drawback I feel I should highlight. The model I wore was black, and while that makes for a sleeker look, it also nearly defeats my perceived purpose of what a sun hoodie is for: shielding the wearer from the sun while not overheating her or him. Black can obviously be a hot color. If I’m going to be moving around in the sun, I don’t really want to wear it, particularly if it’s humid or above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Use of the thumbholes caused my sleeves to pull uncomfortably on my hand.

In Florida, where it’s generally close to 80 degrees more often than it isn’t, I would opt for a white hoodie and get those extra days of use per year out of it. Conversely, for those further north, black probably is a better option, so this complaint is definitely regionally biased and only pertains to the particular black model I tested.

And again, the thumb holes on my model weren’t for me. But, because those are optional, it hardly feels like a meaningful gripe.  

Final Verdict

All in all, the Revolution Hoodie completely won me over. I am now firmly pro sun hoodie. It’s not something that I will wear year round, but that’s because I get eight months of summer where I live. It will, however, be something I bring with me to every tournament I cover in winter, early spring, late fall, and every time I’m going to be covering a tournament at night. Whether it’s to stay comfortable without overheating, or just to avoid putting on sunscreen for another round or two, the hoodie adds a unique and hugely useful garment to my tournament wardrobe.

I think that usefulness is absolutely applicable to anyone else attending tournaments as well. It’s a must-have for a anyone spending more time off the field than on and a nice thing to have for everyone else. A sun hoodie should be a regular item in the bag of any active, outdoorsy person, and in $35-50 range (depending on add-ons and design), the Revolution Hoodie‘s quality and style put it at the top of the ultimate-specific market for a fair price.

  1. Note: I do live in Florida, so my definition of chilly may be a bit different than yours 

*****

Want to check out the Revolution Hoodie for yourself? We have 3 ways to order!

  1. In-stock designs in the VC Online Store
  2. Custom fully sublimated orders (minimum order only 5 units... captain's gifts anyone?!)
  3. Custom screen printed or spot sublimated.
November 09, 2017

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VC Blue Label Line

A few of our customers have started noticing that there's a new look to some of our signature rubber labels, so we thought we'd explain the VC Blue Label line.

The story behind the VC Blue Label

VC’s been making gear in Canada forever. Well, since we started making custom gear in the late 90's. Over the years, enticed by much lower costs, we’ve tried making gear in different countries, but we could never get the quality and consistency to match what we wanted.

Until 2014, when we partnered with the Lookfly brand in Europe and started redeveloping and expanding their product line with a really amazing new factory there. The product development timeline with our new factory partner was much shorter than in our Canadian factory and the quality of the new products we started to come up with was awesome. For a while, we hesitated to make any VC products through this factory, and instead branded them as Pivot (our multi-sport offering brand) but that was confusing. These were, in fact, VC-driven patterns and VC designs and we were making them for the ultimate community, who already knew and trusted VC… they just weren’t made in Canada.


Alyne in Shorty Shorts with the new blue label.

We decided that we needed a way to distinguish what gear was made where, as it’s super important to us as a company to be upfront about this. The classic grey rubber label that we’ve used for 15+ years would signify “made in Canada”, and the new bright blue label would mean “made in Europe”.

Almost all of our products can be made in either of our production factories, so customers can even request a Canadian or European version - if it’s important to them, like it is to us, we want to respect preferences as much as possible.

In general, though, almost all of our custom team jerseys and shorts are still made locally in Toronto and will have the grey label, as our in-house production team are the experts at the technical and creative design requirements of producing fully custom gear for our teams.

Remi and Alyne's photo shoot for our Revolution Hoodies being interrupted by park traffic.

Any questions about the VC Blue Line gear? Drop us a line - we're always happy to hear from you! 

November 04, 2017

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VC WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT SPONSORSHIP

FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON, VC WILL OFFER ALL WOMEN'S COLLEGE TEAMS A 20% NO-OBLIGATIONS SPONSORSHIP DISCOUNT ON THEIR TEAM UNIFORM ORDERS, WORLD-WIDE. 

If your team has a coach, VC will also offset a small part of that investment for you and add a no-charge coach jersey to your order.

What's more, if you're an open or mixed team actively working towards promoting equity at your school and in your community, we want to hear about what you're doing and help share your success. You will also be eligible to receive a Women's Development Sponsorship if your actions are tangibly making a difference in the support of female athletes in your area.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It's really quite simple. We'll ask you to tell us a bit about your team in this form and we'll be in touch to follow up within 1-2 business days. You can also drop us a line any time to get more information. Here is our contact info.

A 20% discount will be added to any estimates we send you for your team uniforms and we'll walk you through the order process from start to finish. Other benefits:

  • Free professional design help (up to 3 hours per team) if you submit your requests by December 1st.
  • Individual team and player direct online ordering - check out our current system here, with a new and improved version launching by the end of August 2017!

That's it, unless you want more...

WHAT MORE CAN VC DO FOR YOUR TEAM?

We are committed to working every day to be the best we can be, and that includes supporting the initiatives and values of our community. Some examples of what else we can do are:

  • Promote your team and its initiatives via our wide-reaching social media channels
  • Share your success stories and the successes of other teams to help learn from each other and inspire our community
  • Offer your team Discs for Development, which allows us to offer Discraft practice discs for as low as US$5.50 / CA$6.91 per disc

Most importantly, we'll continue to stand up and speak out for what's right and do our best to support and promote equity in ultimate through our actions, investments and our partnerships.

HERE'S THAT "APPLICATION" FORM AGAIN, OR DROP US A LINE TO HEAR MORE AT INFO@VCULTIMATE.COM - THANK YOU!

October 17, 2017

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Behind the Design: GOAT Team Logo

A group of old GOAT players and friends-of-the-herd were surprised this Thanksgiving with a sweet note from the designer behind the mysterious GOAT team mascot, Pary Bell. VC caught up with Pary to hear the story behind one of ultimate's most recognizable logos.

VC: The team name GOAT has always has some mystery around it. Greatest Of All Time, Greater Ottawa And Toronto… are you able to actually enlighten us to the meaning of “GOAT”?

Pary Bell: It is not for me to reveal the secrets to how the small group of 5 of us (me, John “Boogs” Hollins, Andrew Edgell, Geoff Simonet, and Andrew Ochterlony) who formed the team came to name the team GOAT, but I will say it was not my favorite name for the team... but I was committed to work with it! So the mystery continues!!!

VC: What was the original inspiration for the logo? Was it intended to throw non-team members off the scent of the real meaning of the team name?

PB: Once we decided on the team name, I started noodling ideas around how to create a fun logo would capture the commitment we all made to the team while also highlighted the playfulness we all had back then. I quite loved the Furious George logo and the Sockeye logo at the time and wanted to give us a similar character to the name of the team.

VC: What impression did you want to logo to give off? The eyebrows are furrowed in a way that makes the goat look fierce, but there’s also a playfulness in the final version of the logo. 

PB: You are bang on here – I wanted to show that we were going to be a team to be reckoned with (which was a prophecy that came to be) but that we were also prone to have a lot of fun and did not take ourselves too seriously. You can see in some of my sketches that I was really trying to balance off both elements and I think I accomplished it in the final version.

VC: We found some pretty epic old school GOAT team jersey designs, dating back to the camo sublimated side panels from 2005. Actually, GOAT can be credited with the first sublimated big wrap-around side logo in 2009 or 2010, or maybe even earlier? That jersey was an iconic one for VC and ultimate in general – everybody wanted a side print logo for years… so much so that we actually changed our jersey pattern to be only one side panel to allow for it.

PB: How cool is it that your design helped create a far reaching trend in ultimate jersey designs?

First off – I LOVED my camo jerseys. They were awesome.

I would step further back and mention our powder blue jerseys that we won our first National Championship in. It is when we began to challenge the status quo. The camo ones followed that followed by the innovation with the big wrap, but it all started with the desire to be different

A revolution in ultimate jersey design... the side logo hits ultimate fields everywhere...

The artist behind GOAT's big side logo design was VC's good friend, Anatoly "Told" Vasilyev. "I'm not 100% how exactly I came up with the idea of the wrap around logo," Toly says when we asked him about his inspiration. "I think my thinking process started after attending my first Nationals in Sarasota. I was like a kid at a toy store, walking around those huge polo fields surrounded by some of the best ultimate the world had to offer. But the frustrating part was that you couldn't tell what teams were playing where. Everybody had the same type of jerseys with small logos or teamnames and black shorts. None of the teams stood out using creative design, colors, fit or whatever. I love GOAT logo, which in my opinion reflects well the team personality and i thought it would be a great idea to make it more visible & recognisable. Even though I believe now it's been overused, but back then we set a really cool trend that looked good on so many other teams for years!"

VC: Do you know if this goat likes monkeys?

PB: I can say that the original group that formed GOAT was inspired what they had done on the west coast, and we set forth a roadmap to get Ultimate in the East to be just as competitive or more. This was why the formation of Grand Trunk and ROY were so important in our early days. We would not spank the Monkey in the first year, but we believed we had a plan that would get us there. And you know how things rolled out!

Support The Herd by sporting GOAT gear, available in the VC online store here.

October 10, 2017

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"Where's everybody else?"

The following post has been written by VC's CEO Adriana Withers.

I recently saw a clip of Billie Jean King being interviewed by Seth Meyers talking about the movie Battle of the Sexes, which tells the story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

When asked about the match, King says it was all about social change and recalls being 12 years old at a tennis club surrounded by everything white - including all the players. She asked herself, "Where's everybody else?"

I couldn't agree more with Billie Jean King in this interview. This idea of sport, one of the most joyous and potentially empowering activities, being passively (and actively) exclusive to many people is the drive behind all of VC's equity efforts.

The VC team is looking forward to working more on projects like Discs for Development with Discraft and the Face of Ultimate campaign with the World Flying Disc Federation. The goals are to get more discs out to as many development programs around the world and to show all potential players that they can be, and are, the face of ultimate.

As members of the ultimate community, we need to be thinking, talking about and working on supporting the inclusion of all in our sport. Sport does make a difference in people's lives - through health, community and values. Thank you to all that are making a change with their efforts in this area - please be in touch; we're here to help. 

 "It's all about social change. Trying to fight for equality and freedom for everyone."
- Billie Jean King
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VC & WFDF Partnership: The Face of Ultimate & VC Ultimate Company Values Statement

The World Flying Disc Federation is the international governing body for flying disc sports, with responsibility for sanctioning world championship events, establishing uniform rules, setting of standards for and recording of world records. VC is the Official Apparel Partner of WFDF.

As our sport matures past the stage of “what is ultimate” around the world, thanks in large part to the amazing accomplishment of WFDF securing recognition from the International Olympic Committee, we are now faced with the question of “who is ultimate”?

Ultimate can be everyone, and it’s important that the international governing body promotes that in every way it can. VC wants to be your partner in this mission.

To us, this includes showcasing both male and female players from around the world, of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, competing and playing our sport respectfully against one another.

To us, this embraces a commitment to having all advertising materials representing players from all continents equally.

To us, this means proactively ensuring that on-and-off-field footage from events includes a diverse make up of players and is equitably split between the divisions.

To us, this means that no person around the world should think that he or she doesn’t look like an ultimate player.

To us, this is the embodiment of Spirt of the Game and it’s what makes our sport so uniquely special and important to grow throughout the world.

Without Limits Fusion Tournament

Our good friends at Without Limits Ultimate hosted the 8th year of Fusion this past weekend at the Smith River Sports Complex in Martinsville, VA. At Fusion, East Cost club players are brought in to run FREE skills clinics - this event is a fantastic opportunity for college teams to kick off their fall season. Tournament Director Kyra Catabay shares her thoughts on the event.
This past weekend, we kicked off the women’s 2017-2018 college season at Virginia Fusion. Although a deer took out my driver side mirror, I would still call it a success for the first tournament of the season.


For the past 8 years, Without Limits has hosted skills clinics after pool play games on Saturday. It was an honor to continue this tradition with over 100 players — many of them brand new to ultimate. Thank you to our clinic coaches from Phoenix, Backhanded, and NC Warhawks for making this possible!



One of the highlights of my weekend was listening to a player explain to her teammate the meaning and story behind the “Nevertheless she persisted” quote that was printed on our new Without Limits jerseys. It’s a reminder that we will be told to sit down and be quiet. And it’s the strength to keep going.



Thank you to all of our attendees for making Fusion possible. We hope to see you in the future!

Contact Without Limits for more information on their events and programming.

Women’s Ultimate.  Community.  Competition.  Empowerment.
September 22, 2017

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GOAT

VC is proud to sponsor GOAT, an elite touring team from Toronto and our longest standing partner squad. More GOAT players than we could count have helped us grow as VC team members, design strategists, product developers and general all-around supporters.

After bringing home gold - and the Open Spirit award! - at the 2017 Canadian Ultimate Championships in Ottawa this summer, The Herd updates us on their season.


GOAT celebrating their win at CUC!
Photo courtesy of Ultimate Canada

2017 has been a strong year for Toronto men's Ultimate. The Toronto contingent representing our country at the World Games in Poland was instrumental in earning a bronze medal for Team Canada. GOAT took home a national title at CUCs in Ottawa. The Toronto Rush came within one point of an AUDL championship against the Bay Area juggernaut San Francisco Flamethrowers, defeating last year's champions along the way. And now GOAT is poised to carry that momentum into the USAU fall series and prove that last year's stumble was an exception, not the rule.

That said, the road to glory is treacherous, and there are a few key members of the herd that won't be making the journey down to the green pastures of Sarasota:

Scott "SHooter" Hastie
Sam Paiva
Greg Ellis
Michael Jones
Gord Harrison

...

Did we miss anyone? Nah, that sounds right... ;)

In any case, after their 12th(13th?) straight sectional championship victory in the Upstate NY Section, GOAT is looking to take the Northeast Region title back from perennial powerhouse Ironside, as well as assert their dominance over regional rivals PoNY and Dig.

With the influx of some premier young talent like Victoria, B.C.'s Ben Burelle, Ottawa, ON's Kinley Gee, and homegrown stars Michael Mackenzie, Bretton Tan, and Jason Huynh, GOAT has found an energetic compliment to their established veteran core and is looking stronger than ever.

Check out @ultiworldlive on twitter for scores and updates on the weekend of September 23/24 to track GOAT's progress and cheer them on their road to the 'ship!

Follow The Herd online:
Twitter
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Website

A special shout-out to recently retired Coach SHooter. We couldn't be prouder to have had Scott "SHooter" Hastie in VC gear on so many occasions - from GOAT to Team Canada(s!). Congratulations, SHooter, on an epic career and best of luck on all that's to come. #Youdabes

Read GOAT's heartfelt tribute here.

September 06, 2017

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CUC 2017 Women's Division Champions: 6ixers!

VC is proud to sponsor the 6ixers from the 6. (“The 6” refers to the city of Toronto. In honour of the city’s main area codes: 416 and 647).

The Toronto 6ixers are your Canadian Ultimate Women's Division Champions!

After a hard fought 4 days playing against the country's most talented women, the 6ixers cemented their place atop the podium with a 15-13 finish over Vancouver powerhouse Traffic.

While this was their first ever CUC appearance, the 6ixers performed like veterans. For the 6ixers the final was defined by clinical, gunslinging offense and grinding man defense. It was the perfect ending to a golden weekend. Good luck to the 6ixers on their upcoming run at the USAU series!

The following is a post from the team's players, Jordon Meron. Follow the 6ixers on facebook here.

We are your Canadian Ultimate Women's Division Champs! Wow. I am still smiling about that game, and I'm so proud to have been a part of it. Early on this season we knew we had the tangibles - experience, speed, talent, but this past weekend we showed we had resiliency and grit, and that's what I am most excited about.

With the USAU series looming ahead, this CUC victory will give us the fuel that we need to continue to push. Congratulations to all the amazing athletes involved in CUC's, and especially the women's final which was chalk full of talent, awesome plays, and tenacity. 

We can't wait for the next chance to play on Canadian soil!

- Jordo

 

Thanks to the 6ixers from these awesome photos by Noah Markus Photography!

August 23, 2017

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About VC ›   Equity ›   Ultimate Canada ›   WFDF ›  


What's with the shirts?

The following post has been written by VC's CEO Adriana Withers.

Over the past few months, the VC team has been sporting staff shirts that say "The Future is Female". More than a handful of times, each of us has been asked, "What's with the shirts?"... and so, please let me explain.


A Team Canada player Julie Landry with Daniel Bergson, the designer of our staff shirt, at WCBU in Royan, France.

Questions/Comments

As we've worn our Future is Female shirts, we've heard all sorts of comments and questions, including:

  • What does that even mean?
  • Why does the future have to be either male or female; that's not fair.
  • Isn't that shirt a bit aggressive?
  • The future is MALE! (folding shirt in half, while laughing)

    The Future Is Female

    The purpose of wearing these staff shirts at events, such as the World Championships of Beach Ultimate in France, the USA Ultimate Masters Championships in Colorado and the Canadian Ultimate Championships in Ottawa, has been to start a conversation. To get people asking, talking and (hopefully) thinking about equity in ultimate.

    When I first came to Daniel with the design idea for the shirts, he asked me a question similar those listed above. I was proud that one of my own team members was challenging me on the idea, and, right then, I knew that this was the message I wanted to get out there and engage about with our community.

    • It means that society, including our wonderful ultimate community, needs to be working together to discuss, understand and make progress around the problem of equity. 
    • In order for female athletes to catch up in terms of opportunities available to them with comparison to those available to male athletes, there needs to be equitable action, not just equal action. As a community, we need to focus energy and resources on the development of female athletes and their competitive opportunities to make up for so much lost ground. If we only give female athletes the same support as male athletes, female athletes will never close the gap.
    • Aggressive, no. Assertive, yes. 
    • Thank you to the young male for illustrating exactly why we need to have these discussions. For reference, please see almost every history book, ever, and report back on who it was about. The Future is Female because the past has been Male. 

    The statement "The Future is Female" is one of will and purpose. It's about where we are going, the necessary journey to equality for all athletes, and what is needed to get there - a distinctive investment in supporting female athletes. 

    What is the story?

    Unless you've been hiding as of late under a rock far, far away from "mainstream" ultimate media, you know that equity is a topic demanding the attention of players around the world. It's bringing out the best of our community, and also shedding light on situations and perspectives that I believe are detrimental to the positive growth and exceptional potential of our sport.

    This post isn't about those examples, though... although I'm happy to discuss them with any one directly. This post is simply to explain why I felt it was important for the VC team to put this message across our chests and out in to the world.

    The explanation is simple: We need to talk about equity, and each and every one of us needs to find a way to spark that conversation with friends and strangers alike if we're ever going to make progress. I want to hear from one of my team members that he doesn't really fully get it. I want to hear from a masters player who wouldn't want their kid wearing this shirt. I want to hear from the female engineer who is the only female engineer in her firm who wants to wear the shirt to work. I want to hear from the boys team coach who overhears sideline stories from his players which indicate that they have a lot to learn about respecting other individuals.

    I want to ask the junior player who folds the shirt in half and says to his friends, "The future is male!" if he understands where we're coming from with this shirt and how he understands our message.

    Why

    If we don't listen, we don't learn. We don't bust out of our own carefully curated bubbles to more fully develop our own beliefs. 

    If we don't challenge ourselves to take deep breaths and listen and, then, calmly share our own perspectives, how are we to expect others to do the same for us?

    If we don't challenge the status quo, we won't know our own potential as a sport. Personally, I want more for ultimate.

    So, like'em or leave'em, I'm proud of our Future is Female shirts, and all I can ask is that you respect that. Or better yet, talk to me about it.

    Thanks for reading,

    Adriana

    Adriana Withers
    adriana@vcultimate.com

    Proudly wearing my staff shirt while talking about... you guessed it... women's development with WFDF's Caz Malone on the #UltiShow

    Interested in VC-supported equity-related organizations or initiatives?

    What's Else?

    Let's discuss how the Future Is Transgender, The Future Is Gay, The Future is Multicultural, The Future Is (insert any other credible movement that absolutely deserves support). Let's talk about the Future Is Equality For All.

    August 02, 2017

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    About VC ›   Community ›   Equity ›   Sponsored ›  


    Introducing the VC Women's Development Sponsorship

    As the discussions around Gender Equity in ultimate continue to be so prevalent in our community, we feel as though it's our responsibility to contribute. 

    First, it's important that our community knows where VC stands: We respect all people and believe that all people should be treated equally and fairly. We believe that there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done around gender equality in both sport and the world at large.  We will work with you, our community, to help promote the values of equality and equity as best we can, in everything we do.

    In 2017, we put all of our online advertising partnership dollars in one basket: Exclusively supporting Ultiworld's coverage of the women's division, which allowed for more division-specific coverage than ever before.

    We checked in with Ultiworld on the effects of more women's coverage:

    • There was a 2% increase in overall female viewers from October 2015-August 2016 to October 2016-August 2017. That's truly great when you are looking at over 2MM pageviews. 

    • For new entrances to the site, we are tracking at 24.71% increase in the female category! This means that of the total females that go to Ultiworld each day, 25% are first time visitors!

    VC will continue to work with Ultiworld on this initiative for the 2017-2018 season, and share more effects/stats as available.

    VC Women's Development Sponsorship

    This past spring, we connected with a number of women's club teams and offered them a no-obligations sponsorship discount on their uniforms. This offer helped us to get to know a number of awesome women's teams that we hadn't worked with in the past and helped the teams get great gear while saving funds to be able to put them in to what matters most - tournament fees, travel, etc.

    Given the success of our trial run, we want to go bigger with this idea of a Women's Development Sponsorship. So here we go...

    For the 2017-2018 season, VC will offer all women's college teams a 20% no-obligations sponsorship discount on their team uniform orders, world-wide. 

    If your team has a coach, VC will also offset a small part of that investment for you and add a no-charge coach jersey to your order.

    What's more, if you're an open or mixed team actively working towards promoting equity at your school and in your community, we want to hear about what you're doing and help share your success. You will also be eligible to receive a Women's Development Sponsorship if your actions are tangibly making a difference in the support of female athletes in your area.

    How does it work?

    It's really quite simple. We'll ask you to tell us a bit about your team in this form and we'll be in touch to follow up within 1-2 business days. You can also drop us a line any time to get more information. Here is our contact info.

    A 20% discount will be added to any estimates we send you for your team uniforms and we'll walk you through the order process from start to finish. Other benefits:

    • Free professional design help (up to 3 hours per team) if you submit your requests by December 1st.
    • Individual team and player direct online ordering - check out our current system here, with a new and improved version launching by the end of August 2017!

    That's it, unless you want more...

    What more can VC do for your team?

    We are committed to working every day to be the best we can be, and that includes supporting the initiatives and values of our community. Some examples of what else we can do are:

    • Promote your team and its initiatives via our wide-reaching social media channels
    • Share your success stories and the successes of other teams to help learn from each other and inspire our community
    • Offer your team Discs for Development, which allows us to offer Discraft practice discs for as low as US$5.50 / CA$6.91 per disc

    Most importantly, we'll continue to stand up and speak out for what's right and do our best to support and promote equity in ultimate through our actions, investments and our partnerships.

     Here's that "application" form again, or drop us a line to hear more at info@vcultimate.com - Thank you!

     

     

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