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New PVH Fund discs available April 15

April 12, 2013

We are delighted to announce  a new design of PVH Fund discs for sale arriving April 15th!  The discs were designed by Melanie Friedrichs, Brown class of 2012 and teammate of Paige’s, and they are available in either black or metallic purple.  To purchase discs, please fill out an order form here and then make a donation following the instructions posted at http://pvhfund.org/donate/

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Disco in San Diego

March 19, 2013

Disco Inferno began the season with a weekend of California sunshine and three days of fish taco-fueled Ultimate Frisbee! After traveling to Stanford for the past two years, we decided to switch things up this season and go south to San Diego, where we could enjoy double disc on the beach and face those tough West Coast opponents at the same time. It was a weekend of enormous growth for Disco; with every game we were communicating and flowing more and more, mastering dump cuts and up-lines, and practicing our flick hucks and layouts like nobody’s business! We didn’t get to throw much zone defense but that was a small price to pay for the nearly windless conditions. Nobody missed those Turlock tumbleweeds rolling across the field in 20 mph wind!

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Some highlights from the weekend:

  • Free Zico coconut water at the fields!
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Rec) stopping by to watch us from the sidelines. Seriously, she was there.
  • Running into a cookie-selling girl scout! Sarah especially enjoyed this.
  • Fish tacos fish tacos fish tacos!
  • Our wonderful new freshmen making crazy plays and layouts all over the place.
  • Sunshine!

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Although our record by the end of the weekend didn’t have as many wins on it as we may have hoped for, all of our hard work paid off two weeks later when we traveled to Long Island and came in second place at Hofstra!

Disco Inferno is off to a good start. Stay tuned for more this season!

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Frisbee Fun Five, June 2012

August 7, 2012

The second annual Frisbee Fun Five, organized in Paige’s memory, was a huge success!

 

The event took place on Sunday, June 3rd, at Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. Over a hundred people came to run, walk, and support the event. The 5K race followed the same course as last year’s run, challenging participants with a hilly final mile. This year, many people participated in a 3K walk as well. The “Fun Run” for the kids was a huge success, with nearly ten kids navigating an obstacle course around the track that included mini hurdles, jump ropes, and a Frisbee throw!

The men’s 5K race was close at the finish line, with Jason Lumpkin reclaiming his first-place title with a time of 16:25. On the women’s side, Bridget Conlon outpaced the rest with a time of 21:28. Both Jason and Bridget were Paige’s teammates from Marquette cross country and track.

Last year’s event raised over $1,200 for the PVH Fund, and a similar amount is expected this year. The Frisbee Fun Five also funds the Paige Hicks Scholarship, given yearly to a Marquette High School senior on the cross country team. This past spring, the scholarship was awarded to Dan Lasker, who finished second place in his age group in this year’s 5K with a time of 17:07. Dan will go on to pursue engineering at the University of Missouri.

We are looking forward to another successful Frisbee Fun Five next June!

Ultimate Frisbee 2011 honors Paige

June 13, 2012

This video was made through the efforts of Brown Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Class of 2011. We all spent 3 amazing years playing Frisbee with Paige Hicks and believe that by sharing her story we can ensure that her spirit carries on and her cause spreads. Although we are spread throughout the world- videos were taken from places including Providence, Boston, Washington, DC, Georgia (the state not the country, but still!), London, Spain, and Egypt- our commitment to the team and to the memory of our dear friend remains strong. If this movie inspires you, makes you laugh or cry, or even just keeps your attention for 4 minutes, please SHARE it! And of course, visit PVHfund.org/donate

Ride of Silence 2012

May 21, 2012
Last year, we joined together and hopped on our bikes for the Providence leg of the national Ride of Silence in honor of Paige and others who have lost their lives while biking. The tradition continued this year in Rhode Island. One of the organizers, Hayda Roman, wrote about the event:
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“Although the morning downpour and road flooding in the morning likely scared some, the clouds parted for a beautiful evening ride.  Starting on the campus of Brown University, a group of 31 riders assembled ranging in age from 11 to 70 including casual and serious riders on all types of bikes and attire (but all in helmets!). Among them was a group of Brown Ultimate players who got word only a few days before.  Also joining the ride were a man and woman who had done the ride with Paige in 2010 and the year before.  Clearly she had a big impact on a lot of people!”
“A reading of the Ride of Silence Poem by a young man of 14 whose grandfather had been injured riding a bike set the tone.  We rode silently for just over 6 miles with a police escort bringing people onto their lawns watching our silent procession.”
“What was amazing to me was how many people we met had a story similar to yours and mine of being very close to someone injured or killed on a bike.  Unfortunately it is a big family but somewhat unknown.”

Frisbee Fun Five – June 3, 2012 in Chesterfield, MO

April 20, 2012
Get ready for the second annual Frisbee Fun Five!  This year’s event will be held on Sunday, June 3, at 8:00 am, at Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri.  It will include a 5K run, a 3K walk, and a half-mile fun run for the kids.  Last year’s fun run was a big hit with an obstacle course including jump ropes, mini-hurdles, and a frisbee throw.
If you’ll be in the St. Louis area, come run and walk with us!  Profits from the event will be split between the PVH Fund and the Paige Hicks Scholarship, which is awarded each year to a senior cross-country runner at Marquette.
Check out the website here!

Disco raises money and support for the Paige Fund at Roll Call

April 9, 2012

Disco Inferno just had its 12th spring break, and ended off the week at Roll Call in Maryland. We had had an amazing week of bonding on the sunny beaches of North Carolina, so we came out strong and went 5-2 for the weekend.  Our Disco flow gets better with every tournament, and we are all excited and ready for sectionals in a few weeks.

At Roll Call, we set up a 50-50 raffle for Paige.  We sold raffle tickets at a dollar each along with bracelets and baked goods by donation.  As a current sophomore, I never had the pleasure of meeting Paige, but my time at Brown has been filled with stories her spirit and involvement in the Frisbee community.  I have been told that Paige had a knack for bringing people together and it was inspiring to see our team come together to raise awareness and money for the Paige Fund.  All of our players got involved making bracelets or selling tickets during the tournament.  We had a blast meeting other teams and everyone we talked to was supportive and interested in the Paige Fund.  It was rare that a team did not ask questions about Paige and multiple people commented they would donate the money back if they won the raffle.

Before we left Roll Call for Brown, we drew the ticket, and our winner happened to be the mother of one of Disco’s captains.  She insisted that she donate her winnings back to the Paige Fund, so we raised $367.67 dollars.  We are hoping to do another raffle at our regionals tournament, and are excited for the opportunity to meet new teams and spread the spirit and story of Paige.

- Erin Capra,  Brown ’14,  Frisbee

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