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Updates: Utah Wild Q3 - 2023

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

After a much needed, post-season break your Utah Wild players and organizers are picking up steam as we prepare for the next season!


Quick Hits:

  1. 🔗We are Hiring!: Whether you've only got a little bit of time to spare or are interested in helping drive the strategic vision of the Wild, we've got positions open for you! It takes a village to run this organization and are prepared to meet you where you're at so your work with the Wild can be beneficial to both parties.

  2. Seeking Sponsors for 2024: Is your business or a business you know looking to: support a growing women-founded and women-led business; increase their reach and visibility; or provide opportunities to local gender diverse athletes? Reach out to us at partnership@utahwildultimate.org about getting your business logo on our jerseys, being promoted on social media, or getting your products in front of our athletes and fan base. Jersey sponsorship spots are limited and must be locked in before the end of the year!


Upcoming Events:

  1. 🔗Utah Wild Silent Auction: We are back for our second annual Silent Auction coming up on October 4th and ending October 6th! This is entirely virtual so anyone can participate - head on over to our GalaBad page to see what is up for auction!

  2. 🔗SLC Fall Goaltimate League: It's not too late to sign up and join the fun! Get some touches in under the lights and enjoy some time with ultimate community as the club season comes to a close. Starts this Wednesday, October 4th and runs through Novemeber 15th.

  3. 🔗Tryouts for the 2024 Pro Roster: Come join the best players from across the Mountain West on November 4-5! Compete for a spot on our 2024 roster or just put reps in and learn from elite players and coaches. Saturday open to players ages 16+.

Looking Back:

Since the end of our 2023 professional season, Wild players and organizers have been busy getting involved in various community-based initiatives!


Wild Outreach Efforts

Throughout the summer we were grateful to partner with several awesome organizations for clinics, camps, conferences, and the like. We helped teach about the sport of Ultimate, teach the next generation of players, and helped grow the Ultimate community.



On The Field:

USA Club Ultimate and Ski Town Classic

The majority of our players, board members, and coaches couldn't stay off the field this summer and participated in the USA Ultimate Club season. We had Wild representation on Utah Swell, Utah Dark Sky, Boise Seven Devils, Denver Small Batch, and Denver Molly Brown in the women's division, as well as Salt Lake City Sego, Montana Moondog, Seattle Mixtape, and Huntington Space Force in the mixed division. All of these teams competed at the Regional Championships and now three Wild players, Paige Kercher, Cori Bigham, and Kendra Miller, continue their seasons onto the National Championships which take place Oct. 19-22 in San Diego, CA.


As part of the Club season, Utah Wild took on the mantel of hosting beloved mid-season tournament, Ski Town Classic. With 40 teams flying in from thirteen different states as far east as Florida and as far west as California, it was an exceptional weekend of ultimate! Thank you to our sponsors, Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Sports Commission for their ongoing support of this event and the sport of ultimate.


Youth Club Championship Coaching

This summer, the Utah Swarm U17 girls team was coached by Wild players Kellie Koester and Sailor Ong, and the Utah Swarm U20 girls team was coached by Wild players Kendra Miller, Maddy Hunter, and Wild coach Tania Reitz. These teams travelled to Minnesota in August to participate in the Youth Club Championships where the U17 team got 6th place in the country, and the U20 team got 4th place in the country! We are incredibly proud of all of the players on those teams and the coaches who helped guide them - the future of ultimate in Utah is bright!


Advocacy

In line with our mission, it's important to the Utah Wild that our community grows as we grow. This summer we were grateful to have the privilege of donating some funds to our Purposeful Partner, Utah Diné Bikéyah.


As part of our Purposeful Partnership program, we donated 5% of the last year's revenue from corporate sponsorships to Utah Diné Bikéyah, which ended up as a $425 dollar donation. Utah Dine Bikeyah works to preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American lands to benefit and bring healing to people and the Earth. If you're unfamiliar with their work, we highly encourage you to follow them on Instagram and check out their website for ways to help or join them. We hope to continue this partnership and support for Indigenous communities in Utah.


Western Ultimate League Announcements:

Check out our league's most recent updates on their website!

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