Have you ever wondered how this all came about? Read On...
In 1964 a Professional Model Frisbee disc, designed by Ed Headrick of WHAM–O, is introduced 1967 International Frisbee Association founded by Ed Headrick.
In 1968 U.S. Navy spends nearly $400,000 to test the Frisbee disc as a device for keeping flares aloft.
"We didn't want it used as a toy," Melin told the Pasadena Star-News in 1998. "We wanted it to be a sport."
In 1969 "Ultimate" another Frisbee disc sport, is invented by Columbia High School students in Maplewood, NJ.
The first major Disc Golf competition takes place at the International Frisbee Association meet at Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA. 1974 Flying Disc World, bi-monthly flying disc magazine, introduced.
Also in 1974 the First all-dog flying disc competition is held at California State University, Fullerton.
World Frisbee Disc Championships held at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. 1975 Dr. Stancil Johnson reveals the growth of a sport by writing "Frisbee: A Practioners Manual & Definitive Treatise." 1978 the Frisbee Disc "Hall of Fame" established in Houghton, MI. 1979 Tom Kennedy wins $50,000 in the Disc Gold Tournament in Huntington Beach, CA.
1980 Freestyle team called "Coloradicals" redefine Freestyle and won the World Frisbee Disc Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA.
1981 First Senior World Overall Championships exclusively for players over age 35 held in Springfield, MO. 1982 Discathon sport introduced at National Frisbee Disc Championships, Sacramento, CA.
In 1985 First World Flying Disc Congress held in Helsingborg, Sweden with representatives from 19 nations in attendance. 1986 Cub Scouts introduce activity badge for participation in Ultimate.
In 1987 The General Association of International Sports Federation accepts the World Flying Disc Federation as a member. 1992 World’s Biggest Disc Golf Meet features over 12,000 players participating on 200 courses around the world on the same day.
1993 The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports accepts flying disc sports as a new category for Presidential Sports Award.
1994 Anni Kreml of San Francisco breaks a four–year women’s Distance World Record by hurling a disc 136.31 meters (447.2 feet) on August 20 at the 1994 U.S. Open Flying Disc Championships at Fort Collins, CO.
1998 Scott Stokely of Ft. Collins, CO. sets the Men’ Distance World Record at 211.32 meters (693.3 feet). 2001 Flying disc sports become part of the World Games in Akita, Japan
Initially, Frisbees were marketed by word of mouth on college campuses, and more than 100 million were sold in 30 years.
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