2015 was another great year for the Yankee Flyers Dog and Disc Club (YFDDC)! In our seventeenth year of existence, YFDDC was instrumental in coordinating and running numerous canine disc competitions in the Northeast in 2015. Our major events typically feature three divisions; Novice, Women and Men. This provides opportunities for competitors of all levels.
YFDDC club members qualified and competed in both the Skyhoundz World Championship and the USDDN National and International Championships.
We take great pride in our outreach programs such as play days for novice players and their dogs, demonstrations and partnering with other clubs to bring excellent opportunities to disc doggers of all levels in our area. YFDDC strives to bring the MidAtlantic and Northeast Clubs together to share talents, learning experiences and ideas.
YFDDC's demonstration program continues to bring excellent talent to non-profit organizations as well as other large venues throughout the Northeast. This club feels that outreach programs like this are very important in that they promote healthy interaction with dogs and assist owners and prospective owners in offering additional positive ways to play with their furry blurs of motion! Our members have demonstrated their talent at both local and nationwide events.
A special thanks to those of you who volunteered at the events, as well as all the competitors who participated and made our competitions and demonstrations such a great success. If you are not already a member, we hope you will consider joining our club!
About Yankee Flyers
The disc dog sport was born out of an incident that took place on August 5, 1974. During a nationally televised Monday Night Baseball game in Los Angeles, between the Cincinatti Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers, a young Alex Stein hopped onto the playing field with his amazing dog, Ashley Whippet and a flying disc. The internet is full of stories detailing the event (and what came after), but if you ever have the chance to listen to a recount directly from Alex Stein himself, take it. Alex and his family are currently in Stowe, Vermont where they own and operates Edelweiss Mountain Deli. Stop by and say hi if you are ever nearby!
The outstanding Wehrli family (Tom and his wife Chris, along with their children) maintain the Ashley Whippet Museum. If you are ever in the Chicagoland area, make sure to reach out to the Wehrli's to see about spending some time visiting the museum. If you're a disc/memoribilia collector you will be in heaven. Pick up a commemorative museum disc and bumper sticker to help support the museum and the preservation of disc dog history.