Greg Williams

Greg Williams

Sports Event Management

1976 present

Planned, coordinated and managed multiple Ultimate Disc tournaments from the small annual local events to international, multi-divisional World Championships. In addition I was Regional Coordinator of the 13 state Central Region as a volunteer for the non-profit Ultimate Players Association. This area spanned from Kentucky to North Dakota and is still the largest region in the United States. I held this position from election for 3 years. I supervised 6 Sectional Coordinators and coordinated the Sectional competitions as well as the Regional competitions.

Duties for Ultimate Disc and tournament management include but are not limited to:
  • Securing sites and venues for tournaments and tournament activities
  • Budget development and management
  • Working with hotel management and Visitor and Convention Bureaus regarding housing and facilities
  • Securing vendor services, submitting requests for proposals (RFP) and selecting proposals
  • Recruiting and supervising volunteers
  • Writing and overseeing the production and design of promotional and informational materials
  • Including websites, videotapes, brochures, advertisements
  • Coordinating with Graphic Design staff for tournament logo design for tournament products
  • Conducting press conferences and media interviews
  • Marketing the tournaments to the sponsors and participants
  • Managing onsite logistics before, during and after the tournaments
  • Producing tournament videotape footage of the competitions
  • Produced and directed "the Ultimate Frisbee Show" for local cable access
  • Maintaining communication for all of the above

My Ultimate Disc History

October, 1998
Regional Coordinator and tournament organizer for the 1998 UPA Central Region Championships. Naperville IL. At the Naperville Polo Club. 60 teams of mens, womens, masters and coed divisions.

August, 1998
Tournament Director for the World Flying Disc Federation World Ultimate Championships. Held in Blaine MN USA. Hosted mens, womens, masters, coed and juniors teams in a multidivisional World Championship. Countries that participated were: England, Germany, Australia, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, and the United States. There were 1400 participants. I also captained the team NE7 that won a gold medal in the Master s division of this tournament.

June, 1998
Tournament Director for the Ultimate Players Association College National Championships. This championship series begins at the sectional level with local colleges and then the top 5 winners advance to the regional level were the top 3 advance to the National Championships. This collegiate competition is comprised of mens and womens divisions.

November, 1997
Put together the bid to host the 1998 UPA College Nationals and won the bid in a field of 5 other bids.

October, 1997
Regional Coordinator of the 1997 UPA Central Region Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park Polo grounds in Lexington, Kentucky 40 teams participated.

August, 1997
Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada I participated in the 1997 World Ultimate Championships in the Master s division taking 7th. I also studied the tournament operation with the help of the Tournament Director and the Tournament Organizing Committee. This was to help with our organizing efforts with the 1998 World Ultimate Championships.

October, 1996
Regional Coordinator for the U.P.A. Central Region Championships in Naperville IL at the Naperville Polo Club. This was a multidivisional tournament with mens, womens, masters and coed teams advancing from the Sectional level to the Regional level to see which teams would advance and represent the Central Region at the U.P.A. Open Nationals.

The Ultimate Frizbee Show this was a talk show format taped in a television studio. It was used as a vehicle to promote upcoming events, sponsors and the sport of Ultimate Disc. It was aired locally in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metropolitan area to about 600,000 people. In addition we used a mobile unit to produce onsite at tournaments. This was produced and aired at the cable access stations in Fridley and Brooklyn Park in the north metro area of Minneapolis.

August 1996
Jonkoping, Sweden competed in the 1996 World Ultimate Championships with United States Masters Ultimate team we took the Bronze medal. While in Sweden I presented the World Disc Congress with my videotaped proposal Mission is Possible which was used to bid for the 1998 World Ultimate Championships in Blaine, MN. . The World Congress unanimously approved the bid with a standing ovation.

July, 1996
Produced and starred in Mission is Possible promotional videotape with aerial footage of the National Sports Center, the proposed tournament site. This tape was used as part of a proposal package to bid for the 1998 World Ultimate Championships.

May, 1996
Tournament Director for the successful U.P.A. 1996 College National Championships. 22 top mens and womens collegiate teams.

February, 1996
I developed the proposal and budget for the 1996 UPA College Nationals I was awarded the bid and for the first time in UPA history I was funded for the tournament with internal UPA funds due to time constraints.

November, 1995
Ran for and successfully won the vote from Ultimate players for the UPA Central Region Coordinator position . Responsible for the 13 state Central Region. Overseeing the Women s Regional Coordinator and the College Regional Coordinators and their respective sections within our region.

September, 1995
Successfully received the bid and hosted the UPA 1995 Regional Championships hosted in Blaine Minnesota.

Became a member of the United States all star team that won the Gold medal in Colchester, England at the WFDF World Ultimate Championships.

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