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National Gingersnap Day

 

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Eat Beans Day

 

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Happy 4th of July

 

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First Fridays @ Calumet Art District

 

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International Day of Cooperatives

71st Annual Guts Frisbee Tournament

 

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World Chocolate Day

National Macaroni Day

71st Annual Guts Frisbee Tournament

 

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NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY

 

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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY

Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

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Copper Country Strawberry Festival

 

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Copper Country Strawberry Festival

NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY

FREE Wine Tasting Event!

 

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Bastille Day

National Mac and Cheese Day

 

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Keweenaw Mineral Days

 

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NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY

 

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Get to Know Your Customers Day

Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

Community Garden Workshop

 

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NATIONAL SOFT ICE CREAM DAY

4th Annual Key Ingredients

Houghton All School Reunion

NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY

 

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44th Annual Canal Run

National Lolipop Day

 

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National Hammock Day

 

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National Tequila Day

 

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35th Annual Civil War Encampment

Farm Block Fest and Reunion

FARM TOUR 2018

National Bagelfest Day

Michigan Technological University Summer Open House

 

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35th Annual Civil War Encampment

Farm Block Fest and Reunion

NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY

National Parents' Day

 

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35th Annual Civil War Encampment

Farm Block Fest and Reunion

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY

 

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National Cheesecake Day

 

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National Avocado Day

 
   

July 6, 2019

71st Annual Guts Frisbee Tournament

71st Annual Guts Frisbee Tournament

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - Sunday, July 7, 2019
9:00 am Guts Frisbee
Agassiz Park
Elm Street
Calumet, MI 49913

Guts Frisbee Tournament is a fast paced, action pack sports that will not disappoint you. Players have less than a second to react and catch the Frisbee.

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HISTORY
The first International Frisbee Tournament was held in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, in 1958. The sport grew from a pastime of the Healy family picnic and (in the 1960s) its national profile was increased by Jim Boggio Sr.

As guts evolved during the 1960s, players started throwing faster and faster, until it wasn't unusual to see presumably unbreakable discs traveling at 60 - 70 mph shatter on impact with an unlucky defender's hand. Catching a speeding disc directly was said to really "take guts," thus the name of the game. One tournament player even required fifteen stitches to close a gaping wound across the palm of his hand.

By the early 1970s, the game had spread across the United States and to other countries, with coverage on radio, television, major newspapers and magazines such as Time.

With over 60 teams at a tournament in the heyday of the game, matches became intensely competitive affairs, seeking the IFT's Julius T. Nachazel Trophy. With radical curving shots, deflected Frisbees bobbled frantically among teammates, and spectacular diving catches, guts had become an extreme sport demanding fast reflexes, physical endurance, and concentration.

Since its rise in the 1970s, when even ABC's Wide World of Sports was televising guts action and numerous tournaments were springing up, from Toronto to Chicago and Los Angeles, the sport has gradually declined in popularity in America. Guts had been introduced in Asia by the toy company Wham-O in the 1970s, and by the 1990s it had become even more popular in Japan and Taiwan than in the US. Recent years, however, have seen pockets of strong new American players renewing competitive American interest in the game, also drawing some older players out of "retirement."

The sport's international governing body, as with other major flying disc games, is the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF). For North America, the more game-specific United States Guts Players Association (USGPA) officiates.

The fiftieth annual International Frisbee Tournament (IFT), held in Hancock, Michigan, June 30 - July 1, 2007, was a large guts disc tournament, drawing players from all over the United States and Canada and (for the first time) two strong teams from Japan --- including "Katon," the WFDF World Champions.

As of 2007, the USGPA plans to induct some of the most outstanding players into the "Guts Hall of Fame," joining Fred Morrison (inventor of the original Pluto Platter flying disc), the Healy brothers (inventors of guts and founders of the IFT), and "Steady Ed" Headrick (IFT champion and inventor of the standard "pole hole" basket used on modern disc golf courses).

 

 
 

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