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Help Sumedha play for India at JAPAN!

For those of you who are new to the term Ultimate Frisbee, it is an exciting fast paced sport that is self refereed, gender neutral and non-contact.
Ultimate seamlessly combines the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of American football.
A game of ultimate is played between two teams using a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to American football. Teams score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone.
Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense. Ultimate traverses economic and social barriers, and breaks down gender stereotypes.

What makes Ultimate special to most people who play it though is the Spirit of the Game™(SOTG), a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees.
The primary guidelines for SOTG being Rules knowledge and use, awareness of fouls and contact, fair mindedness, positive attitude and communication.

Ultimate is played in more than 80 countries by an estimated 7 million men and women.
In a time where marketing, and commerce take over a large part of the growth of most sports we get to partake in, Ultimate emphasises on athleticism and SOTG equally.

Sumedha is a 29 year old from Nainital. She was first introduced to ultimate as a team building exercise while she was part of the Gandhi fellowship program in Ahmedabad.
While occasionally tossing a disc around, she didn't start actively playing till after more than an year of knowing the sport.
Her engagement with the sport only became more active after a dear friend, who was trying to put together a team, had an unexpected injury. It was then that she and some of the co-fellows took up the task of running sessions for the team that he was working towards building.

Almost 9 years ago, there was almost always a need for women athletes on most teams. This allowed her to participate in many national events as a pick-up player with different clubs.
It was this connect that changed her course of life..
What amazed her, even then, was the community.

Having never played a sport before, she took to ultimate like she never had imagined.
After a year or two of showing up only for tournaments with different clubs from all over the country, she moved to Chennai to be able to train better.
8 years down, she has played at most of the major tournaments in the country and has had podium finishes with different clubs over the years.
She has had multiple opportunities to be mentored by coaches from India and abroad and has taken up projects to support ultimate in local communities wherever she has been.
An active member of the ultimate community, she truly believes in the potential of Ultimate to bring about positive changes in community spaces and she loves to work towards promoting the sport in her own capacity.

Having worked in the field of education, she also feels that ultimate is an amazingly effective tool to initiate dialogue and understand gender and group dynamics with groups of children and adults alike.

Now, she has earned a chance to represent the country at the Asia Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championship to be held in Japan from the 13th - 16th of June.

It is her first chance at representing the country. Before Ultimate, this wasn't something she ever imagined herself doing.
And to be able to do it for a sport that had changed so much about her life, a sport she loves- the feeling is an overwhelming mix of excitement, gratitude and pride.

As an emerging sport in the geographies of India, Ultimate still does not have the level of outreach that some mainstream sports do.

Sumedha is partially short of putting together the funds for this campaign.

To help make this championship a reality for Sumedha and the Indian team, it is YOU who can make the dream come true.



 
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25th June 2019
Dear All,

I am back from the tournament and the experience has been amazing in so many ways.

The place, the people, the games and the sweat. Everything was worth working for. Being my first time representing the country, it was overwhelming to actually step on to the beach and know that it's for a team that I've worked with for so long and together we stand for the growth of a sport we all love. It's a difficult feeling to put into words, but I feel all of you would understand what I mean.
Our younger squad won us a medal, the first ever podium finish for our country, and we all know it's only going to get bigger and brighter going forward.

I've come back more motivated and very happy.

I get back to training tomorrow :)

The tryouts for the next year are in less than a month, and the next championship is going to be the World championship in Australia, in July 2020.

Thank you, each of you for being party on my journey I choose to call my Ultimate journey and making this big-little dream possible :)

It means more than I could put together in words here. Once again, Thank you.



Team India Classic

The Indian Contingent

Team India Beach brought home Bronze, India's first ever podium finish at an international competition.
Dear All,

I am back from the tournament and the experience has been amazing in so many ways.

The place, the people, the games and the sweat. Everything was worth working for. Being my first time representing the country, it was overwhelming to actually step on to the beach and know that it's for a team that I've worked with for so long and together we stand for the growth of a sport we all love. It's a difficult feeling to put into words, but I feel all of you would understand what I mean.
Our younger squad won us a medal, the first ever podium finish for our country, and we all know it's only going to get bigger and brighter going forward.

I've come back more motivated and very happy.

I get back to training tomorrow :)

The tryouts for the next year are in less than a month, and the next championship is going to be the World championship in Australia, in July 2020.

Thank you, each of you for being party on my journey I choose to call my Ultimate journey and making this big-little dream possible :)

It means more than I could put together in words here. Once again, Thank you.



Team India Classic

The Indian Contingent

Team India Beach brought home Bronze, India's first ever podium finish at an international competition.
4th June 2019
Dear Supporters,

Between the initiation and the conclude of this fundraiser, I have finished my last and final training before my bags are packed and I leave to Japan with the national team. This was possible because of this lovely and compassionate support i received from each one of you.

Thank You! For making this possible.

This is way above and beyond me as an individual. This is for a sport which needs more recognition just as so many others being kept in the dark.

I hope all of you will continue to support many more individuals and organisations as you have to help them realize their dreams.

This reminds me of a quote which I would like to dedicate to each one of you and many more out there:

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

Between the initiation and the conclude of this fundraiser, I have finished my last and final training before my bags are packed and I leave to Japan with the national team. This was possible because of this lovely and compassionate support i received from each one of you.

Thank You! For making this possible.

This is way above and beyond me as an individual. This is for a sport which needs more recognition just as so many others being kept in the dark.

I hope all of you will continue to support many more individuals and organisations as you have to help them realize their dreams.

This reminds me of a quote which I would like to dedicate to each one of you and many more out there:

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

Thanks
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Rs.85,310 raised

Goal: Rs.80,000

Beneficiary: sumedha info_outline

Supporters (29)

Manish
Manish donated Rs.5,000

All the best Chotu

A
Anonymous donated Rs.4,000

Go for Gold, Cho!

RK
Rajiv donated Rs.5,000
A
Anonymous donated Rs.5,000

Hare Rama.... Hare Krishna

Hemant
Hemant donated Rs.5,000

Go Sumedha. Best wishes:)

A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500

Best of luck