By Rhobie A. Ruaya
Students and alumni Ultimate Frisbee players of Silliman University (SU) plan to make their organization official next school year to promote the growing sport in the community and build friendships inside and outside the campus.
According to Nicole Piñero, a junior education student and one of the organizers of the plan, the organization is “for Ultimate Frisbee players who want to be part of this sport and who are willing to do everything just to support the sport.”
“Playing Ultimate is fun, but spreading Ultimate is more exciting because players share one goal and that is to spread the love and life of Ultimate,” Piñero said.
Piñero said that the organization is important because most students are interested to learn and many people have witnessed Ultimate Frisbee grow.
“Since we’re starting to have competitions in other places, we want to bring the name of SU because as students, we are proud to bring the name of our school if given the privilege to compete in other places,” added Piñero.
The organization is preparing for the 2016 Ultimate College League (UCL), one of the biggest university Frisbee competitions in the Philippines on April 6-8 at Cimafranca Ball Field, SU.
The UCL will be joined by Ultimate Frisbee players from different schools in the Philippines and is organized by the Silliman University Student Government (SUSG) and the SUSG Sports Committee.
SU Student Government President Kirk Phillip Emperado said that “this is also one way of promoting our university to people from other places.
“I also want them to realize that the university, through the SUSG, is supportive of its students in developing their skills not just in the classroom but …l in sports [as well],” Emperado said.
The organization is inviting anyone who is willing to learn the sport and join practices.