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Amir Lopatin Spirit of the Game Tournament  


Amir Lopatin (left) organizing the first league games for NYCPUL. On right, Amir's mom Sara and brother Uri receive a Spirit Award at the first annual Amir Lopatin Memorial tourney in Central Park.
  In the Spirit of the Game

"Spirit of the Game" Thank you all for attending the annual Amir Lopatin Spirit of the Game ultimate "hat" tourney! It was a beautiful, sunny Spring afternoon, the level of spirit and play was exceptionally high! See you out there next year. Every summer hundreds of players participate in this activity, which is currently scheduled to continue on weekends this summer in Central Park’s East Meadow. See photos of the 2009 event HERE. Read more about out league founder Amir Lopatin.

 

 
    Players,

Thank you so much for your participation in the 5th Annual Amir Lopatin Spirit of the Game Memorial tournament! We raised a significant amount of money, over two thousand dollars that will be split between Ultimate Peace and Discabilities. And on behalf of those organizations, I can say that your support is greatly appreciated! We will update this group as we hear back from Ultimate Peace and Discabilities how they benefit from this support.

Overall, despite the weather, the weekend was a GREAT success. We carried the tradition and mission of the Annual Amir Lopatin Memorial Spirit of the Game tourney in a meaningful way, brought together our ultimate community and raised some funds for very deserving causes at the same time. Amir's mom made an emotional appearance and said a few words of appreciation through tears and gratitude for honoring her son this way. The shirts came out very nicely, featuring the three organizations that collaborated, and in the end, in the spirit of the game, no one seemed to care particularly what team "won" the tourney. We played, we got muddy, we had fun.

THANKS AGAIN FOR THE GREAT EVENT!!!

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www.nycpul.com/photos/amir_photos_2009/