Eric Rait was born and raised in the US and started playing ultimate in high school in the 1970s, when there were even fewer rules governing the game. He played for a couple years on the Tufts team and then moved to Israel, where he initially focused on growing tomatoes, cucumbers and dates at Kibbutz Lotan. The next time he tried to play ultimate was at Cornell in the early 1990s and the game had changed (so had he apparently) – fouls had specific names, and the game was a bit less laid back...
I’ve been playing and coaching Ultimate since middle school, when my cousins taught me to play. Bringing it back to Tenafly, NJ, I taught it to anyone who would listen, joined the the Tenafly High School Really Good Tigers and ended up captaining for 3 years. I then went to Carleton College and played for the Karls and the Gods of Plastic, which I captained my senior year. I also co-founded the Bergen County Ultimate Disc League in North Jersey in 2012 and I’ve played for Ultimars...
Shadda Daburii is from an Arab town in Israel she is 18 years old.
She joined UP and started playing ultimate in 2012, she is finishing high school this year.
She played with the national team of Israel for two years
Gratuated from the CIT (coaches in training) program in 2015 to become a UP coach.
Now she is a leader in the LIT program,
And assistant coach in Tamra practices.
Ultimate and Ultimate Peace has changed her life in many good different ways.