Indiana Ultimate Foundation is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of representing and driving the growth of Indiana's Ultimate community at each level of play. At the core of this organization is a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, who work alongside three Trustees to discuss the needs of our Ultimate community and develop ways to meet them. It is the purpose of the board to work collaboratively with committee chairs and the Ultimate community to overcome the challenges of each demographic, foster growth, and fulfill IUF's Mission and Vision Statement.
President: John Rempel
Currently I participate in recreational leagues and compete in the Great Grand Masters division of USA Ultimate. I am also involved in organizing and coaching youth programs, including our HS Indoor Leagues and Tournament, Youth Summer League & Youth Club teams that compete in the USA Ultimate U.S. Open, Youth Club Championships.
I am extremely excited that IUF has created a "same-page" effort for the growth and development of all Ultimate in Indiana. I am proud that IUF is a USA Ultimate Affiliate Organization that allows us to provide numerous programs, events and benefits to Ultimate players and organizations state wide. My vision is that we will continue to foster a culture that allows the Ultimate community to share the fabulous virtues (character, relationship building, sportsmanship, and fitness) of the greatest sport on the planet earth with others that are unfamiliar with our sport; and to enhance and enrich the opportunities to participate for those that already love Ultimate! This will certainly create an environment where competitive HS, College & Club ultimate can thrive at the national level.
Vice President: Brittney Ballard
I have been playing ultimate for 11 years now. I started playing pick up my junior year of high school and then competitively for four years at Indiana University. Currently, I am heading into my 7 season with Liquid Hustle, mixed team out of Indianapolis, and captaining for my second season. I also played the first season of Indianapolis Red, the professional women's team now associated with the Premier Ultimate League.
Outside of playing ultimate, I am trying to help promote the sport to which I love. I have been participating in IUF meetings for the last three years. I am the Girls State Outreach Coordinator for USA Ultimate. I have helped run clinics for kids including home school PE programs and the Boys and Girls Club.
My main goal with IUF is to introduce the sport of Ultimate to as many people as we possibly can. I want to teach all age groups how to play and watch these individuals grow with the sport. I want to increase the numbers of players in Indiana especially the women. My hope is to provide individuals with an outlet through ultimate to create safe environments to achieve full potential in all aspects of life.
Treasurer: Blake Vanderbush
I am originally from the west side of Indianapolis and have lived in Indiana my entire life. I started playing pick up Ultimate during high school but didn't play competitively until attending Ball State University.
Since college, I have participated in a number of city recreational leagues, captained USAU club teams, and played for the Indianapolis AlleyCats of the AUDL.
My hope for the IUF is that we will be able to expand the number of opportunities to play Ultimate in Indiana while also improving the level of competition. I also hope we improve the competitiveness of the top level teams in order to compete at a national level.
Secretary: Rechelle Frash
I began my ultimate career at Ohio University (Go Bobcats!!) in Athens, OH, playing with the amazing 'Stacked' Women's Ultimate Team. I played with OU for 5 years, which included the college season, fall league, and an abundance of pickup games. During that time, I also played for a USAU Mixed Club Team, Asylum. I moved to Indy in 2018 and immediately got involved in the Ultimate community that exists here! I have enjoyed meeting new ultimate players, participating in IUF leagues & captaining a mixed club team.
With experience in the recreation and nonprofit world, I am excited to bring my skills and interests as a Board Member and Secretary to the Indiana Ultimate Foundation. I am passionate about providing positive and engaging recreational experiences for those in the community, across all ages. I hope to be able to assist in growing and strengthening the sport of Ultimate in Indiana. As well as sparking excitement in young players to continue to grow and foster their love of the sport, which in turn will help its continued growth across the country and the world.
Trustee: Andrew Miller
2020 update coming soon!
Trustee: Zakk Mabrey
I began playing ultimate my junior year of high school, learning the sport at church, and going back to my high school with it, where I helped start the ultimate club at North Central. Playing several days a week, I fell in love with the sport, and went on to play at Indiana Wesleyan University, where I eventually captained and now coach. In addition to my time at Indiana Wesleyan, I have played with Indianapolis Brickyard, Liquid Hustle, and INfamous, and now coach our youth club team, INcognito. As a board member for the Indiana Ultimate Foundation, I am excited to bring my knowledge for tournament and event hosting to the organization. I am passionate about growing the sport at all levels, and providing opportunities for youth to play the sport I fell in love with, thus building a base for future sport growth.
Trustee: Kelsie Sparks
2020 update coming soon!
Merchandise - OPEN Programs - OPEN Website/Technology - Board Events - Blake Vanderbush Promotion and Communication - John Rempel & Rechelle Frash Fields/Facilities - John Rempel Sponsorship - OPEN Fundraising - OPEN
Competition Committee (advising)
Recreation/League - OPEN Youth - OPEN College - OPEN Mens - OPEN Mixed - OPEN Womens - OPEN Masters - OPEN Grand Masters - OPEN