The name George Li may not ring a bell to many of you, but he’s an invaluable member of the AFDC Board. He’s the one working behind the scenes, heading up the committee that’s responsible for inspiring and motivating the youth of Atlanta to get involved with ultimate and become the future leaders and players that will drive our sport forward.
What is your current role in the AFDC?
I’m the Juniors Director, and I serve on the AFDC Grants committee.
What are you looking to accomplish within the next year/season and how do you plan to go about it?
We want to continue providing high quality play and learning opportunities for Atlanta youth throughout the year. We want to grow both our participation numbers and the number of events that the AFDC hosts. We already have scheduled in 2014:
– Spring Middle School league & clinics
– Level I Coaching Clinic
– WJUC East coast tryout
– High School Terminus tournament
– Youth Club Championship teams (U16 & U19 Boys and U19 Girls)
– Fall High School League
– 12 Days Junior hat tournament & can drive
The “how” – I’ve been fortunate to work with an amazing group of volunteers who love Ultimate & don’t mind getting their hands dirty. I’ll continue to just stay out of their way.
Why did you decide to get involved?
How could I NOT get involved? After how much this sport has given to me, it was a no-brainer to jump back into the game & return at least a little something.
What is your craziest AFDC story?
As Jr’s Director, I think the craziest thing that I’ll admit to is being part of the team that first consistently incorporated a junk D in summer league.
What type of shenanigans do you get into outside of ultimate?
No shenanigans. All I do is chauffeur my seven kids around town and tinker with antique motorcycles.
There’s a kitten stuck up in a tree. Only you can help it and all you have is the contents in your frisbee bag. Assuming you can’t easily climb up the tree, what do you do?
These days my frisbee bag contains 25+ discs, three fields worth of cones, and a bunch of smelly pinnies. So, I have 25+ “chances” to encourage the cat down from the tree.
And finally, what do you love most about the AFDC?
The people, of course!