Last Friday, four superstars from the nationally ranked Haverford and Bryn Mawr Women’s Ultimate team, the Sneetches, came out to North Philly to lead the first of what will be a series of Ultimate Frisbee workshops for fourth and fifth graders at Community Partnership School, a small independent elementary school in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philly whose mission is to meet talent with opportunity by providing access to high quality education to all families, despite their income bracket.
It took CPSers about 15 minutes to nail what it had taken me months to master–the backhand!
Along with themes such as teamwork, honesty, mutual respect, CPSers and Sneetches discussed the foundation of Ultimate Frisbee: Spirit of the Game. When asked, “What does Spirit of the Game mean to you,” one fourth grader answered, “Be competitive, but never forget to have fun!”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks to the Sneetch Ultimate Frisbee team and everyone at CPS who made this project possible!