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 NYCPUL Remembers Amir Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Friday, April 02 2004 @ 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Tragic Ultimate News: loss of NYCPUL founder and dustbowl regular!

We have had another loss in the Dust Bowl ultimate community. I was just told that Amir Lopatin died in a car crash a couple of days ago. His funeral was today. His family will be sitting Shiva for the next week in Englewood NJ. I will pass along specifics as soon as possible. I really want to tell his family about what he meant to us. I know that
all of us who played in the summer league over the last two years are grateful for all the hard work he put into it, and I know that I always enjoyed playing with him.

-Josh Lichtman

   

 NYCPUL Remembers Amir Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Thursday, April 01 2004 @ 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time
I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. If I may, I have a few NYCPUL memories to share:

I was so glad when Amir created NYCPUL several years ago. It was a pleasure to have an organized ultimate league here in the city, since like most people I was used to playing pickup in the dustbowl in Central Park atop rocks and glass and whatnot.

Amir put a great deal of effort into getting the playing field and organizing the league, both tough tasks in NYC. I know many people (myself included), really enjoyed playing organized ultimate for the first time in a long time. I still have my t-shirt from the first season and will think of Amir whenever I wear it on the field.

Daniel M. Bernstein

   

 nycpul 2003 draft night Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Thursday, April 01 2004 @ 04:12 PM Eastern Standard Time
i didn't know amir that well just from the few times i talked to him or played with him on the ultimate field. but i do remember the first time i met amir on draft night for the nycpul 2003 spring league. there were 6 captains (including amir) reviewing the draft pool of co-ed players. i know everybody was revving for a good team and trying to read into the line stats for the draft players. but i remember amir distinctly selecting some not so 'great' players just because he wanted to have a fun team and make sure everybody got a spot in the league. i remembering thinking that this is a good guy with great spirit that embodied the spirit of ulitmate frisbee. i wish him peace where ever he now is.

   

 from an Ultimate Frisbee voice Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 From:  Anonymous  
 Dated:  Thursday, April 01 2004 @ 12:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
Amir's energy, efforts and presence added much to our Ultimate community. His initiative in pulling together a summer league was matched by his diplomacy and grace at handling the 'hotheads' in our midsts, and his willingness to manage the administrative tasks, all the while making it all so much fun. AND he played such a good, clean game. We say in this sport, "Ultimate doesn't develop character, it reveals it." It surely revealed the jewel of Amir.
How amazing that this one young man touched so very many lives around him. He was truly one of the special ones. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Shalom. -
Nedra