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Jamboree looks to grow popularity of ultimate frisbee

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- With the weather warming up, it is time for some outdoor sports. Saturday was the Three Rivers Ultimate Frisbee Jamboree.

It was a free clinic for middle school kids to play and learn more about the sport. The hope is to eventually start a league. Three Rivers Ultimate and the Desert Lorax, a club team in the Tri-Cities, hosted the clinic. The goal of the jamboree was to grow the sport's popularity.

"We want to introduce the sport of ultimate frisbee to kids in the Tri-Cities and to middle school kids. So we got this jamboree going to show them the sport. We did a bunch of games, fun games and frisbee games. We're having them do a scrimmage right now," said Brent Kirby, Three Rivers Ultimate director.

"It's a really intense sport. There's no really waiting period," added Austin Casey, a middle school student at Enterprise Middle School.

"I like it because of the deep passes. They just go, and I feel like I'm on top of the world when I catch one. It makes me feel great," said Connor Bell, also a middle school student at Enterprise Middle School.

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