Thursday, February 09, 2012

This is the Ultimate Game

A young Jared Kass
As an an Amherst College student in the late 60's, Jared Kass would frequently play a team game with a Frisbee on campus. Kass was also a camp counselor at Mount Hermon Summer School (MHSS) in 1968 where they offered "Recreational Activities". Included were touch frisbee, tackle frisbee, water frisbee, one-handed frisbee, one-legged frisbee, three-legged frisbee, frisbee basketball, frisbee roulette, and strip frisbee - obviously many experimental games with the Frisbee. One notable MHSS camper was a Columbia (NJ) High School student -- Joel Silver.

Per Kass "I remember one time running for a pass and leaping up in the air and feeling the Frisbee making it into my hand and feeling the perfect synchrony and the joy of the moment, and as I landed I uttered to myself, 'This is the ultimate game. This is the ultimate game.'"

SOURCE: "Ultimate: The First Four Decades"

Updated Photo via UPA Newsletter, winter 2003:

1 comment:

Charlie H. said...

It is indeed the ULTIMATE game.
Well-named and a joy to play every time and a joy to watch most of the time!