Altitude Youth Ultimate (AYU) is proud to welcome Jimmy Donnellon as the organization’s first-ever Director of Operations. Donnellon will be responsible for implementing, managing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the organization, developing new programs, leveraging volunteers, and developing resources to serve the Colorado ultimate community.
“Being the first employee of Altitude Youth Ultimate is an amazing opportunity that brings great honor and responsibility,” said Donnellon. “Ultimate has been such an important part of my life, and I’m excited to work with AYU to help us impact more lives and build a stronger community.”
Donnellon comes to AYU after spending ten years as president of Colorado Springs Ultimate Network, during which time he grew participation, sponsorships, events, and leagues in the Springs area. Recently, he was named as a candidate for the at-large board seat with USA Ultimate, and will continue working with Morrill Performance to bring a long-term athlete development program to ultimate. Donnellon brings 20 years of ultimate experience and 15 years of marketing and sales experience to this position.
“We are very excited to welcome Jimmy to the team at Altitude Youth Ultimate,” said Phil Lohre, board president of AYU. “We are confident that Jimmy’s experience and dedication to ultimate will serve our community well and we’re proud that he has been named as our first regular employee.”
AYU has been a board-and-volunteer run organization since its foundation in 2015 and Donnellon’s hiring as the first dedicated employee to serve the community marks a monumental achievement for the organization, area, and sport.
About Altitude Youth Ultimate
Founded in 2014, AYU is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to developing athletes and promoting youth participation in Ultimate Frisbee teams, leagues, tournaments, camps, and clinics across the Front Range, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain West. In 2018, AYU officially entered an agreement with USA Ultimate to become the official State-Based Organization for the state of Colorado.
With a focus on equitable access and spirited play, Altitude Youth Ultimate aims to foster opportunities to participate in all levels of competition; provide a clearinghouse of resources for coaches, players, parents, and fans; and serve as a stable, sustainable organization that grows and strengthens the ultimate community in the region.