Flying disc championships to bring international athletes, economic boom to Warren County

Warren County, Ohio (July 2, 2018) – More than 3,000 athletes from 36 different nations will make their way to Warren County, Ohio, next weekend to compete in the World Flying Disc Federation’s (WFDF) 11th World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC), the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) has announced.

Scheduled to be held at Mason High School’s Atrium Stadium and the Lebanon Sports Complex July 14-21, the tournament will be comprised of more than 1,000 ultimate matches played by 128 of the top men’s, women’s and co-ed teams from around the world.

"Players will play against with the world's best and fans will have the chance to watch some of the world’s most amazing athletes,” said Dale Wilker, tournament director of WUCC.

The WFDF’s premier annual event, the WUCC will rank among the largest sporting events ever hosted in the region and is expected to provide an economic impact of more than $4 million for the local economy, according to Ben Huffman, Director of Sports Enterprises for the WCCVB.

“Ultimate is one of the world’s fastest growing sports and the WUCC is just about as big as it gets,” Huffman said. “We’ve been looking forward to this for a long, long time and could not be more excited to show these incredible athletes, fans and the ultimate community as a whole everything Warren County has to offer.”

The tournament will kick off with an opening ceremony at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Mason High School. A “Learn to Play” clinic for ages 8-18, fun zone, beer garden and live music will round out the visitor experience.

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About the WFDF:
The World Flying Disc Federation is the international sports federation responsible for the world governance of flying disc (frisbee), including Ultimate (Grass & Beach), Disc Golf, Freestyle, Guts, and Overall. WFDF is a federation of 78 member associations which represent flying disc and their athletes in 76 countries. WFDF is an international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a member of ARISF, SportAccord and the International World Games Association (IWGA), and it is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Colorado.

About Warren County Sports:
Warren County Sports is a department of the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The department bids on and facilitates national championships and regional sporting events, with a primary goal of attracting out-of-town competitors. Since its inception in 2004, Warren County Sports has grown to become an extremely successful driver of room nights and economic impact for the local community. In 2017, Warren County Sports generated more than 78,000 room nights and an estimated economic impact of more than $41 million.

About the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground®! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a professional destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to strengthen the community by advancing economic growth and vitality through tourism, overnight stays, and encouraging significant participation by visitors in the local tourism economy. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. More than 12 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $1.168 billion and 12,244 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit, call 800-433-1072 or visit the WCCVB on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram