Ultimate frisbee club to play in tournament

The ultimate frisbee club will participate in the Jingle Bell Hell Tournament on Saturday and Sunday in Denton.

The tournament will benefit Santa’s Helpers, a toy drive that collects holiday toys for children throughout the Metroplex.

According to tournament details, each team will be required to bring a new, unwrapped toy for every player on their team.

Sophomore business finance major Tyler Nissen said teams from the University of North Texas, Rice University and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin will participate. The tournament is open to any ultimate frisbee clubs willing to pay the entry fee, Nissen said.

“The first day we will play about five games, and the second day is tournament play,” Nissen said. “Everyone’s just encouraged to have fun and bring out toys to give the foundation.”

The team that brings the most toys will have their tournament fee reimbursed, according to tournament details.

Nissen said the team has used tournaments and games this semester as practice for the spring semester.

“Next semester is when we have the tournament where we can win and then move on to the next level and hopefully make it to nationals,” he said. “This semester we’ve just been trying to get a lot of practice time and recruit a lot of people so we can be successful next semester.”

The team plans to play in a Mardi Gras tournament and a tournament in Arkansas soon after Winter Break, Nissen said.

Students still have the opportunity to join the team, and those who are interested are encouraged to do so, Nissen said.

Information on ultimate frisbee and other club sports teams can be found at www.campusrec.tcu.edu.