Grande Prairie students are in for a treat this week when they receive a visit from 6-time Guinness World Record holder Rob “Frisbee Rob” McLeod, who is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador from Calgary. (more…)
Something that has fascinated me the last few years is the marketing of sports. What is better – pro football, hockey, basketball, baseball or golf? Why do some athletes in baseball make way more than athletes in hockey?
According to this article on Forbes, the AVERAGE team’s value rose 16% to $605 million, based on an ever increasing demand to show live games. That is a huge number and you can only imagine what they are able to pay their players.
From July 18-25, 2011, Rob McLeod participated in the 2011 WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships for the first time and was instantly hooked on the events that make up the Championships. We asked Rob a few questions about his experinences while in Fort Collins this year and what his plans are for the future. Congratulations to Rob on his overall performance at worlds!
1) We all know you as Ultimate Rob….. what’s behind this switch to Flying
Eleven years ago, I bought a frisbee at the University of Alberta’s club week from the University of Alberta Ultimate team. I started throwing that disc in a field close to my aunt + uncle’s house and would throw 3-4 nights per week for an hour each time.
Looking back, it’s easy to see how I started and how far I’ve come.