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STORY

TOGA
Toledo's ULTIMATE Sport

In 2008, Luke Shortridge and group of friends were playing a game of pickup when they decided that a Toledo based ultimate league was needed. Their goals were to start a league offering opportunities to play, learn, and teach ultimate frisbee to a range of experience levels. The first league started with 109 people in a beginner-friendly recreational league. That day TOGA was born. Over these fifteen years TOGA has seen a growth in the community and still strives to be a place to grow and learn.

 

Today, TOGA has grown to over 300 players signing up over 3 days of leagues for all ranges of players. Toledo ultimate is still growing and has a range of different pick up leagues, off season playing options, and so much more. We hope to continue to grow and it is all thanks to the many players who come back year after year showing that their passion for the game has no end.

Thank you Toledo! Now lets play some ultimate!

Meet the Leadership Team:
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Dean Barley

Dean has been married 31 years to Kathleen and has 2 children, Ian (25) and Maura (21).  He has held various technical and leadership roles in Owens Corning’s Information Systems organization and most recently started and now lead Global Lifecycle Management.  Dean became hooked on Ultimate as part of a trade deal to get a much needed email system change implemented by the email administrator who needed players to help him start his lunchtime Ultimate games.   

Dean is our President and the man in charge!  Dean is behind the communications and organization of TOGA on and off the fields. You'll find him wherever there is team spirit and usually towing his wagon of gatorade and bananas. 

Tristan Bowerman

Tristan's Bio coming soon!

Tristan makes sure TOGA files all the right paperwork to maintain its Non-Profit title. He is our money-man and makes sure we aren't overspending to help keep our prices down!

Katie Hanf

Katie is by far not an athlete, but thanks to her husband Dylan Hanf (Pickles) she has grown to love Ultimate Frisbee, even if it means running. Katie is a graduate of BGSU with a Masters in Architecture. She works for Thomas Porter Architects and is loving life. She and Dylan have two children, Sam (2) and Eve (10 mo). Although they are too young to join TOGA, Dylan promises they will be a future ultimate players and plans to start training asap. 

Katie runs the website, art department, and marketing for TOGA. Although this is not her professional background, she is loving the challenge. 

Our wonderful volunteers:
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Steven Mate

Steve is one of our photographer volunteers! Full Bio coming soon!

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