Written by Jonathan Neeley

Ultimate is more than a gathering of people running around and throwing a disc. The sport has taken members of the DC Current around the world, given us lifelong friends, and rewarded us for persistence and hard work. Ultimate’s intangibles help make us who we are.

Our hearts are with everyone affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. When we say that we play Ultimate, we mean this: we know the satisfaction that comes from dreaming about an athletic event, working toward it, and rising to the occasion when the day comes. Moreover, we understand that it’s even more special when loved ones come to share the experience. The Marathon is a celebration of the same, and it is heartbreaking to see such a joyful occasion be a target for violence.

The tragedy in Boston casts renewed light on how fortunate the DC Current is for the opportunity to do what we love every day – playing Ultimate with each other, for our fans, and against like-minded athletes on both coasts. We will honor the memory of those lost in Boston in all that we do this season.

About The Author

Dusty played college ultimate for New York University from 1998-2002, captaining for his final three years. From 2003-2009 he filled various roles for New Jersey's Pike from deepest bench to O-line cutter, D-line handler, O-line handler, and captain before concluding his club career with an opportunity in 2010 to represent New York City on PoNY's D-line. While never qualifying for college regionals, Rhodes played at six Club Nationals in the Open Division (finishing from dead last to tied for third) and coached Drew University to a fifth place college regional finish in 2005. Dusty earned a degree in English and American Literature from NYU and spent all of his remaining energy playing pickup basketball and writing for NYU's Washington Square News.

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