Aug 31

This just came through our email feed and we thought we’d share it. This is an official announcement copied from the IFPA Emailing List. We don’t claim to hold this as original content, just sharing it for the benefit of the footbag community at large :)

 

On behalf of the International Footbag Players’ Association, I’d like to announce that we collect bids for hosting World Footbag Championships in 2013 and in 2014.

If you are interested in organizing such an event in your city, please contact the Worlds Operating Committee at <woc@ifpa.footbag.org>.

WOC is an IFPA body, responsible for running Worlds every year.

The host club plays the role of a Tournament Producer, working to secure venues and local arrangements, while WOC controls the sport aspect of the tournament (scheduling, judging, results, etc.).

The deadline for bids for 2013 is on October 1st, 2012 (just over one month from today).

Once all bids are received, WOC will choose the best possible option.

Please understand that evaluating bids Worlds is a very time-consuming process, involving frequent back-and-forth discussions between WOC and the bidding parties, and is thus very intensive for all involved. For that reason, we ask that you only plan to bid if you are serious and have a compelling proposal.

The application itself is an interactive process, so please start by letting us know that you want to bid, and we will take it from there.

Please feel free to ask me about any details, or just e-mail WOC directly to continue the discussion. Please do not reply directly to this post, please create a new thread in your e-mail with a descriptive subject line that includes the proposed host city in the title. This will help me the rest of the volunteers on WOC keep all the discussions clear.

Best Regards,

Wiktor Debski
IFPA Executive Director
For the IFPA World Championships Operating Committee
wiktordebski@footbag.org

Aug 27

Jacob & Ben Special Needs Fund

Here at Flying Clipper we believe that everyone deserves the chance to have fun and pursue the hobbies that make them most joyful. That’s why we’ve decided to partner with the Jacob & Benjamin Special Needs Fund by donating our products to support Jacob & Benjamin’s mission of helping Special Needs Children. We’re excited to announce this new partnership and we hope you’ll make a generous donation of your own as well.

http://www.jakebenmd.com/

“JAKE AND BEN” HAVE MANY SPECIAL NEEDS…AND  THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

Jake is 13 and has been in a wheelchair since just before he was 11. Ben is now 11 and still able to walk but is having greater difficulty walking longer distances or climbing stairs. He now depends on a special needs stroller for longer walks, when shopping and going to school.

Their mother, who is raising the boys alone, now lives with her parents who help as much as they can but cannot shoulder the significant financial burdens of this disorder.

Aug 25

This review was posted in early July, but our friend Max made an updated review so we thought we’d do a repost so you can catch all the action!

Check it out:

Aug 15

This one slipped under our radar, but she got her video in way before the deadline. Not sure how our web spiders missed it though! All the more reason to send a tweet out to @Tossaball or @PhatTyre or @DirtbagFootbags all of our official twitter feeds. Or you can always post us a link to your video on our Flying Clipper Official Facebook Page here!

 

Aug 15

It’s finally here!

It’s the last day of our 2012 Summer EPIContest! We’ve seen some seriously amazing videos during this contest and we’ll have a showcase of all of them here on the blog soon! Stay tuned, that will be one EPIC blog post for our EPIContest!! That’s because we got so many EPICLY AWESOME videos from all of you! Thank you to everyone that sent in a video, you are awesome! And as always, stay tuned right here for new contests from Flying Clipper!

Here is one of our last entries! Submit your tonight and tomorrow if you still haven’t!

Aug 12

We’re getting down to the VERY LAST DAYS!

Yes that’s right, there are only 3 DAYS LEFT to enter the Flying Clipper Summer 2012 EPIContest!

Get your videos submitted by August 15th for consideration for one of our 3 prizes!

You can still win but you have to get your video submitted NOW!!!

Here is our latest entry! And what an entry, this kid is seriously skilled!!! Leave some YouTube comments and help him name his new tricks too :)

Aug 8

These details have been copied from the original post at the Portland Juggler’s Website. Flying Clipper is the only vendor to attend EVERY YEAR of the Portland Juggling Festival! We love this festival and we’re proud to sponsor it, and we’re honored to be asked to return as a vendor year after year :)

Portland Juggling Festival 2012

That fabulous end of summer party, the Portland Juggling Festival, is back for it’s 20th year at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. 
Hundreds of juggling friends, non-stop workshops, and killer shows!

Join the Facebook event page and invite your friends.

When?

September 28 – September 30, 2012
•    Friday, 6pm – 2:00am
•    Saturday, 10am – 6pm, 10pm – 2:00am
•    Sunday, 10am – 3:00pm

Where?

Reed College Sports Center (map)
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
The Sports Center is off of 28th Ave., on the west end of campus.

What the heck is it?

The Portland Juggling Festival is one of the largest regional juggling festivals in the United States, with jugglers from around the world and down the street joining together to share their knowledge and show their skills. We have performers, hobby jugglers, and beginners joining together for a two and a half days of throwing. Expect a big show Saturday evening, workshops for beginning, intermediate, and advanced jugglers, and vendors of every variety of juggling prop.

Guest Performers

TBA as soon as we know!

Prop Vendors

We’ll let you know as we have confirmations

Prices

Festival admission includes all the workshops, open gym access, a ticket to the Saturday Vaudeville Extravaganza, and the Friday night Renegade Show. Prices to be determined.

Sorry we can’t accept credit cards at the registration desk.

Contact us
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For information about the festival, please use the contact form. For immediate assistance, call Maria at 503-249-1135.

Aug 7

FREE FOOTBAGS ON TWITTER!

You read correctly, we’ve got another give-away contest running this summer, this one is for our footbag-playing fans! Last year we had a long-running contest to announce the release of our brand new product, the Phat Tyre Footbag. Now that we’ve had some time to cool down from that amazing launch, we’re ready to jump back in and give a bunch of lucky winners a free Phat Tyre of their choice! You can now enter to win a Phat Tyre, Phat Tyre Sport, or our crowd favorite the Phat Tyre PRO for free simply by tweeting us why you want one at our @PhatTyre Twitter Profile. Be sure to mention @PhatTyre and tell us why you would want one, it’s that simple!

The more people we have participating, the longer we’ll run the contest! Encourage your friends to get involved, ReTweet the contest details, mention the contest to your sport buddies or whatever you have to do! We’ll give extra consideration to the people that get the most involved; show us you really want a free Phat Tyre!

Wondering where to go next?

Click the “Tweet” button in the social bar below and share this blog on Twitter for your friends to read, then send us a mention and tell us why you want a free footbag on our @PhatTyre account! You could be this week’s winner if you do those two simple things!

Aug 7

In case you’re wondering you still have over a week left to make a video for the Summer 2012 EPIContest!

But that doesn’t mean you should wait, make us a video TODAY!

1st Prize Wins a 7-Ball-Set of Tossaball Hybrid Juggling Balls!

2nd Prize Wins a 5-Ball-Set of Tossaball Hybrid Juggling Balls!

3rd Prize Wins a 3-Ball-Set of Tossaball Hybrid Juggling Balls!

That’s three chances to win! The deadline to enter is August 15th so get those submissions in as soon as possible for your chance to win!

Aug 6

Kansas City Juggling Festival 2012, Click Logo Above For Official Info

Get Ready!

Flying Clipper is an Official Sponsor of the Kansas City Juggling Festival 2012, taking place from August 31st through September 2nd 2012! We are so excited to be given the opportunity to sponsor this community event! We sent a raffle prize of 5 Tossaball Juggling Balls along with a Jumbo Logo Pouch to carry them around in for some lucky raffle winner.

Activities will include a public fire show! Exciting!

Free parking, Free to participate, Free workshops!

                 

 

BEGINNERS: Bring 3 balls, or your favorite juggling items, and we have plenty of free workshops to learn how to juggle or improve your skills. *Please Note: Juggling is fun and highly addictive!

More information about this event can be found here:

http://kansascityjugglingclub.com/fest/2012/index.html#mainshow

The Official Facebook Group for the event can be found here, join in on the conversation!

https://www.facebook.com/events/227204747361475/

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