The VUL sponsors a few contests during the year, the most important being:
Spirit Tie - The spirit tie is given to the most spirited player during the game, from the opposing team member who holds the spirit tie. Upon receiving the spirit tie the player must do two things - take a picture with the spirit tie (the more creative the better!) and wear the spirit tie for their entire next game, after which they award it to an opponent. The VUL draws from Spirit Tie photos to award prizes throughout the season.
One way the VUL recognizes outstanding ultimate is through Awards:
a) Spirit Awards - Given both monthly and annually, these awards recognize individuals and teams that uphold and exemplify Spirit of the Game and demonstrate a commendable mentality for the play and enjoyment of ultimate. Whenever you encounter a player or team that exceeds expectations for spirit, nominate them to the VUL for consideration.
b) Division Draw Awards - every division has a draw at the end of the summer, usually for a beer prize. We do this instead of awarding the top team in each division. Your team can earn extra entries into the draw throughout the summer by doing things like volunteering with the VUL, having a female and a male captain, having a Rules guru, and not having any 'poor' start times.
The VUL works with a variety of ultimate-friendly partners to bring you discounts and favourable pricing. Check out our partner's page for more details!