Ultra Throw was born in 2015
From our humble beginnings of 5 individuals willing to put their names forward so that we could register as a non-profit society; we are now 20 members strong. We have achieved this without any membership drive, media promotion or advertising. Pretty impressive! Starting up a throwing club was not an inexpensive endeavor. Equipment is not cheap, but it was essential to make sure we had at least one implement for every age grouping in each specific throwing event. We achieved this goal through generous donations and sponsorship; a total of $6,777 for our first year thanks to our 1st corporate sponsor, Desert Hills Estate Winery. In addition, many of our members purchased their own throwing equipment, which has helped immensely.
We hosted our first ‘Masters Throws Fest’ in August 2016 and it was a great success.
The original five (founders) of the Ultra Throw Club are: Jody Cranston, Gabriella Moro, Dave Ulis, Reidar Zapf- Gilje and Dave McDonald and will always be known as the 1st Directors of Ultra Throw. Without these individuals, there would be no club.
Throwers are the best!
The photo above was taken at the B.C. 55+ Games held in North Vancouver in 2015. Left to right is: Al Essex (Fraser Valley - silver), Dave McDonald (Fraser Valley - gold), David Oscienny (Vancouver Island North - bronze), seen with a BC 55+ Games Representative.
An active lifestyle, is a healthy lifestyle...
"Becoming active again at the age of 55 was one of the best decisions I have made. Regardless of the sore knees, throwing has been very positive for me in many ways." - Dave McDonald, Founder and Coach, Ultra Throw
Keeping up with my daughter...
"I wanted to start a new sport so I could go through a similar learning process as my daughter who had begun softball and swimming. Being part of this team of throwers has been an incredible experience! - Jody Cranston, BC Masters athlete