Mask Off Austin Ultimate
Sundays: 4-6 PM
Wednesdays: 4:30-6:30 PM
Description: UPDATE: If you fill out the spreadsheet at the website link, it will help me and the other players currently involved get a headcount on who's committed.
If you miss Ultimate, hate living in the wage cage, and need to blow off steam in the evenings for your mental AND physical health, then you've come to the right place. I'm looking to start a regular pick-up game at the lower field of Zilker Park on late Sunday afternoon and whatever day midway through the week other people can make work.
Due to the novelty of the group and uncertainty of people turning out at the start, I ask that players text or email by the information provided before coming out so there are at least enough people to throw the disc around.
I've seen at least one other group in Austin express a hesitancy to resume playing Ultimate because they're waiting for approval from lawmakers. That is not a major concern of this game's organizer, but even so, this occasion in no way contradicts Mayor Adler's latest executive order, which reads in part, "Further, pursuant to the Governor's Order and the advice of the local Health Authority, gatherings or presence at any outdoor area, event, or establishment of more than 10 persons are PROHIBITED except as provided in this Section.... there is no occupancy limit for the following: ... f. recreational sports programs for youths and adults."* The order also reads later, "The outdoor gathering ban in
this Section does not apply to the following outdoor areas, events, or establishment ... a. professional, collegiate, or similar sporting events."
Irrespective of local ordinances, the game is further protected by the First Amendment as a peaceful assembly and protest.