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An Ultimate Birthday!

Happy belated 50th birthday, USA Ultimate!

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From a group of friends at Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey to passionate Ultimate addicts in hundreds of countries around the world, Ultimate has come a long way. We can’t wait to see where the next 50 years take it!

For more on the history of Ultimate, read and watch the excellent post our friends at Ultimate Frisbee HQ have put together, including a timeline of the earliest Ultimate associations launched around the world. You’ll never guess which country had the 1st association, and it wasn’t in North America!

You can also watch the excellent documentary Flatball: A History of Ultimate. on Amazon or Netflix.. Or, for an even more in depth look at the players and teams that built the sport over the last half-century, read ULTIMATE–The First Five Decades, a 2-volume book from the folks at ultimatehistory.com.

And check out the moving tribute from some of the game’s best, oldest and newest players below.

Here’s to Ultimate!