Colorado Springs, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2019) – USA Ultimate is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Girls’ Team Startup Project grants. Sponsored by the Ultimate Foundation, the project is a community-wide outreach program designed to increase girls’ participation in the sport of ultimate, and is part of the Girls’ Ultimate Movement.
New girls’ teams from six high schools will join the inaugural four from 2018, and will be a part of the program in its second year:
- Bethlehem Central High School – Delmar, N.Y.
- Cheltenham High School – Wyncote, Pa.
- Evanston Township High School – Evanston, Ill.
- Grant High School – Portland, Ore.
- Maine Coast Waldorf School – Portland, Maine
- Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School – Atlanta, Ga.
The Girls’ Team Startup Project was launched in 2018 to give new or developing high school girls’ teams the resources and support they need to succeed as a team in order to ultimately help grow the girls’ division. Modeled after the College Women’s Startup Project, the Girls’ Team Startup Project provides support to participating schools for up to three years to help them develop into competitive and self-sustaining teams.
- Free USA Ultimate youth memberships over the course of three years
- A free GUM team startup kit
- $500 Coaching Stipend
- Free coach membership, coaching clinic workshop and background check
- Free GUM headbands
- Free uniforms for 15 players provided by Spin Ultimate
You can view the full list of participating teams, including the four schools awarded grants in the Girls’ Team Startup Project’s inaugural year, as well as testimonials from members of the project at gum.usaultimate.org/girls-team-startup-project/.