Over 500 people thirsting for new experience came together for a weekend of Ultimate frisbee at the first ever Jamba Juice Whirl’d Cup.
The maiden tournament at the Alabang Country Club showed how life can be Better Blended as Jamba Juice brought together different kinds of people in the spirit of Ultimate frisbee over smoothies.
For Mark De Joya, Jamba Juice Brand Development Director, the Ultimate frisbee strongly resonates with the brand. Jamba Juice is focused on blending real whole fruits and veggies to create great tasting and refreshing beverages.
Jamba Juice believes in mixing it up, having a positive energy, and creating rich human experiences. Jamba Juice usually take unusual combinations to create unique experiences for its customers. And that’s what the Whirl’d Cup is about – blending all these components to create a fun, open, inclusive event where people can take part in the growing Ultimate community.
This diversity was on full display at the recently concluded Jamba Juice Whirl’d Cup 2018, as men, women, and children from different backgrounds came together to play, compete, and have fun. Kids as young as 10 years old were throwing discs to veterans of the game who were in their 40s. The tournament had musicians, corporate executives, service professionals, entrepreneurs, and people from other professions – all of whom bonded over smoothies like Jamba’s Piña Colada Refresher – in between their matches.
Bullet Dumas, a musician and math teacher, has been in the game for several years now and has blended his artistic interests with his love of the game. There was no shortage of new players as well, who were welcomed with open arms by the community. Survivor castaway and all-around dad Chuckie Dreyfus, a man of diverse talents who is no stranger to mixing it up, played well in his very first foray into Ultimate.
It wasn’t all fun and games as the 31 teams battled hard to win. The matches got progressively more intense as the weekend went on.
Players were jumping and diving to make crucial plays. In the end, there were 4 teams who emerged champions of their respective brackets: Pancake X (Pool A), DC Brats (Pool B), The Saints (Pool C), and Hux (Pool D).
With over 500 people from all over attending the Whirl’d Cup, it looks like we can expect more Ultimate action from Jamba Juice in the future. “At Jamba, we want to support those who want to drink life up. So it’s refreshing to see the level of diversity, inclusivity, and community in a competitive sport like Ultimate. We believe that this kind of blending truly squeezes the most of what life has to offer. It’s more than just a plastic disc – it’s the community of those that move it that makes it truly better blended. When it comes to chasing a better blended life, we have a simple mantra: Thirst Begins Today. So there’s no better time to start than now. That said, it is events like this that we look forward to seeing more of in the future,” said Stephanie Elumba, Marketing Manager for Jamba Juice.
Jamba Juice Whirl’d Cup was not about winning the competition and coveting the prizes. It was about joining in the spirit of the game. Jamba Juice made sure players and fans alike were hydrated and energized throughout the two-day tournament.