Friday, February 23, 2018

Indy Red Breaks Affiliation From Indianapolis AlleyCats

In less than a month, the Indiana women's professional ultimate team went from being strongly affiliated with American Ultimate Disc League team, Indianapolis AlleyCats, to (as of today) breaking off their affiliation with the AlleyCats.

Here's a history of events:

January 25, 2018: Indianapolis AlleyCats announced a women's team.

February 5, 2018: Josh Fairbanks, Indianapolis AlleyCats VP of Operations: "We are excited for this new endorsed affiliation with this amazing women's team. We were honored that the women requested to don both the AlleyCats name and logo with the red variation."

February 10, 2018: Tryouts for AlleyCats Red were conducted indoors.

February 17, 2018: A second tryout for AlleyCats Red was administered outdoors.

February 23, 2018:
"AlleyCats Red" changed names to Indy Red and have updated their identity.
From Jackie Lai and Lauren Piontek, organizers of Indy Red:
...the Indiana Women's Professional Ultimate Team is officially separating affiliation with the Indianapolis AlleyCats. We hold strong with our mission to promote gender equity and to provide a platform for women to play at the highest level of visibility, while compensating them for their dedication, efforts, and talent...we will continue our endeavor and will fall under the moniker of Indy Red, funded by the IUF (Indiana Ultimate Foundation)...We wish the Indianapolis AlleyCats the best with their season moving forward.

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