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 enjoying central park this sun Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Tuesday, March 21 2006 @ 01:56 PM Eastern Standard Time
Just a quick note to say how much I'm looking forward to being in the park on Sun. for Amir's Ultimate tourney :)


   

 Women's Pick up Games Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Admin  
 Dated:  Friday, July 09 2004 @ 06:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Source: http://www.wudi.org/
Author: deb
Subject: RE: Strange Women's Pick-up e-mail
Date: June 30, 2004


To answer your question about who organized this women's game, it was Amir Lopatin. He was a dear friend of mine. Perhaps you knew him? 3 summers ago he organized the New York City Public Ultimate League, NYCPUL, which plays in central park. Not surprisingly, there was an imbalance of men to women in the league. We played 5-2 on a good day. Amir addressed the shortage of women in the league by sponsoring women's pick up games. It was a huge success, and some of the women even joined the league. He did that 2 summers in a row. Last fall Amir moved to California to go to graduate school. Amir sent several emails even after he moved to California asking for a volunteer to replace himself in organizing the league. No one stepped up to run the league after his departure, not even me. On March 25, Amir was killed in a car accident.

amirlopatin.com

After that, Brant Stevens volunteered to run NYCPUL.
I said I would continue the women's pick up games that Amir had started.

   

 From an Ultimate Frisbee voice Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Friday, April 09 2004 @ 06:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Amir, thanks for helping me get back into ultimate by running NYCPUL. I wouldn't have met all of the amazing people that I did over the past two years without you and your love for the game. Ultimate is once again a big part of my life.

Derek Monteverdi
2002 Baggage Handlers
2003 Yellow Fever!

   

 "Ultimate Mourns the Loss of Amir Lopatin" Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Thursday, April 08 2004 @ 02:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Posted by the editors of DISCFORUM.COM, a website dedicated to Ultimate:

ULTIMATE MOURNS THE LOSS OF AMIR LOPATIN

We would like to note that it is generally felt that no one has done more for ultimate in Manhattan than Amir, as a founder of NYCPUL and as an excellent model of fair play and sportsmanship. We join with Amir's family in their grief.

   

 A Posting to the Online Ultimate Community Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Sunday, April 04 2004 @ 03:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time
It is with deep sadness that I post this message, but I wanted to make sure folks knew....

Amir Lopatin, founder of the New York City Public Ultimate League and friend to countless, passed away last Friday afternoon. Amir was returning from Las Vegas to Stanford, where he had just begun a PhD
program in education, when his car flipped in a freak accident.

I am sure many from Englewood, NJ (his hometown), Brown University,
NYC, and most recently, Palo Alto/Stanford will want to express condolences; those interested can visit the website his family has set up at www.amirlopatin.com for contact information and to share stories
or make a donation in his name.

May we all live our lives, let alone play this game, with the kind of
spirit Amir embodied.

Jennifer Burney

   

 NYCPUL Remembers Amir Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Saturday, April 03 2004 @ 03:47 PM Eastern Standard Time
I am shocked and saddened to learn of Amir's passing. He was an all around great guy who will truly be missed. The NYCPUL league he created brought summer league ultimate to Manhattan for the first time in years. It was so much fun to play in the league and it wouldn't have happened without Amir's vision, dedication and hard work. Amir worked long and hard to create NYCPUL and it would be a shame if this league ended.

I was under the impression that when Amir left town, someone else had taken over the running of NYCPUL and that there would be a league this summer. Whether this is the case or not, I think the best way to honor Amir is to keep NYCPUL going and to rename the league in his honor.

Doug

   

 NYCPUL Remembers Amir Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Friday, April 02 2004 @ 12:33 AM Eastern Standard Time
Amir was the kindest person one could know.

He deserves to be honored.

We could make tee-shirts and a custom disc in his memory. They could be the basis for a special tournament or a league.

I'm in.

Keith

   

 NYCPUL Remembers Amir Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Friday, April 02 2004 @ 12:11 AM Eastern Standard Time
Hi all,

I played NYCPUL for the 2 years it existed. The first year AMIR was on the same team as me. He did do a lot for Ultimate in Manhattan by creating this league, as Rocky said previously.

He was always very nice to everyone and worked hard to keep the league together. I remembered how he tried to give the encroaching soccer players beer to get off our field, for the 2nd year finals i believe. I think that's how i will remember him...smiling and trying to make everyone happy.

If we do have a NYCPUL summer league this year, it
would be good to memorialize him in some way.

Respectively,

Chris Pae

   

 NYCPUL Remembers Amir Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Friday, April 02 2004 @ 12:03 AM Eastern Standard Time
Amir has always been so enthusiastic......I think that one of the best things I could say about him, about anyone I would play with, is that he never got angry with people, never took it personally if a call was made against him, or didn't go his way. I felt like he always gave me his best game.

--Billy

   

 NYCPUL Remembers Amir Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Friday, April 02 2004 @ 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time
It is a terrible loss for the Ultimate community. No one had done more in recent years to raise the level of play and visibility of Ultimate in Manhattan than Amir. His enthusiasm and passion for the game was virtually unrivaled both on and off the field. Though he was an occasional thorn in my side, and may have had an even lower opinion of me, he certainly was a rose in the field of Ultimate personalities. I am certain this next Saturday’s game will begin with an unreturned pull and a moment of silence. And the initial disc should remain where it landed for the first point of the first game. The anguish that his family and those that were close to him must feel is unfathomable. Perhaps, in time, they might find some small comfort knowing how this will be shared by some of those that did know him. So I echo Josh’s call for a tribute from those that wish to write something in his honor.

-Rocky