WFDF Announces Discraft as Sponsor and Official Disc Supplier
15 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Discraft Inc. as a WFDF Sponsor and Official Disc Supplier for the period 2017-2018, renewing the relationship which was first formalized in 2015. Discraft Inc., based in Michigan, USA, will also have the exclusive rights to produce “Official WFDF Ultimate Discs” during the term of this Agreement.
The Discraft UltrastarTM also will be used as official game discs during WFDF sanctioned events in 2017 and 2018. In return, this partnership will provide benefits to both WFDF and its sanctioned event organizers. For events, Discraft will provide discounted rates on the purchase of discs for event sales and a number of official game discs. It will also provide discs to support WFDF’s general development program and its Disc Missionary program and other general support.
“We are really excited about the renewal of this long-standing and important relationship with Discraft,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “We feel that this partnership provides benefits to both WFDF and event organizers, and we are excited by the prospects for receiving additional support for our Development Program in 2017 and 2018.”
"Discraft has proudly supported the efforts of WFDF for over 30 years, and we are equally proud to have been selected as WFDF's official Ultimate disc again," said Discraft Ultimate Director Pad Timmons. "As WFDF continues to grow its efforts toward the inclusion of Ultimate in the Olympics, we look forward to the day when the UltraStar can represent and reflect the sport's spirit to a truly global audience."
The contract covers the following events: WFDF 2017 All African Ultimate Club Championships (AAUCC), WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU), WFDF 2017 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate & Guts Club Championships (AOUGCC), WFDF 2017 Pan American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC), WFDF 2018 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24), WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC), WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC), WFDF 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
The partnership was awarded by the WFDF Board of Directors after solicitation through a request for proposal of each of the four disc providers which have discs approved by WFDF for championship level play.
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