Citizens of the U.S. and Canada enjoy their basic freedoms, which includes the freedom to pursue dreams. And for some, that dream is to start a professional sports league. Enter the American Ultimate Disc League. Yes, pro Frisbee players. It’s a fine goal and no doubt many are wishing organizers the best, but when league founder and commissioner Josh Moore tells the Toronto Star he envisions his sport surpassing lacrosse in popularity, it kinda makes you wonder. The Toronto Rush — named for the band, not the NLL team in Edmonton — plans to begin play in 2013 and hopes to tap into the popularity of a game that boasts more than 5 million participants in North America, including an estimated 10,000 in the Toronto area. York University is home to the 2013 U23 World Championships.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at email@example.com or go to RochesterSports.com.
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