Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will raise funds for MS researchPublished 7:03pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013
An Austin native is doing what he can to raise money for the National MS Society and get some good Ultimate Frisbee going this weekend in Todd Park.
Tim Sheedy is the tournament director of the MS open, which is an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament that began last summer. Sheedy, who’s mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her 20s and lost her battle with the disease in 2011, is donating 100 percent of the proceeds towards the National MS Society.
“It means a lot to me. We’re raising money for a great organization so others don’t have to go through what we went through as a family,” Sheedy said.
The games will be held in the soccer fields at Todd Park on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The tournament will feature 17 teams from as far north as Winnipeg and as far south as Kansas City.
“I’m very passionate about Ultimate Frisbee and it’s going to be a fun tournament,” Sheedy said. “We’ll have some quality teams coming.”
Sheedy partnered with local businesses and the Austin Park and Rec is providing the fields and Jim’s Super Value, Hy-Vee of Austin, Super Fresh and the Bakery in Blooming Prairie are providing food items.