Girls' Ultimate Movement
The Girls’ Ultimate Movement (GUM) empowers and inspires girls to become leaders through the sport of ultimate and by embracing the principles of Spirit of the Game.
Currently, only 1 in 4 youth ultimate players is a girl. With your help, we can give girls opportunities to participate in ultimate.
Underrepresented and Underserved Athletes
Play It Forward
Play It Forward provides financial resources for youth from underserved communities to learn about and play ultimate.
With your help, kids of all backgrounds will have opportunities to learn the joy of ultimate and the values of Spirit of the Game in their local community.
Learn to Play
Learn to Play introduces and teaches the sport of ultimate to youth through nationwide educational clinics, resource kits and connection to local playing opportunities.
With your help, kids in your neighborhood and across the United States will have opportunities to learn the joy of ultimate and the values of Spirit of the Game.
Local Playing Opportunities
The Ultimate Foundation is the only nonprofit working directly with USA Ultimate and state and local groups on outreach playing opportunities for youth and girls.
The Kathy Pufahl Spirit Award
Each women’s team that qualifies for the USA Ultimate National Championships nominates one player from their team who best exemplifies both the ethos of the SOTG, along with a personal commitment to giving back to the sport. Each team at the National Championships casts a vote for one of the nominees, taking into account who has exhibited personal responsibility, integrity, and selfless contribution to ultimate, combined with a high standard of playing ability.
The athlete with the most votes is awarded the Kathy Pufahl Spirit Award at the National Championships.