#FanSpotlight - Aileen Thomas

This article is part of our 2016 series #FanSpotlight in which we get to know some of the Hustle's exceptional fans.

Aileen Thomas (Far right) and friends enjoying a Hustle game

Aileen Thomas (Far right) and friends enjoying a Hustle game

This article is part of our 2016 series #FanSpotlight in which we get to know some of the Hustle's exceptional fans.

 

Tell us about you - Where do you play? What do you do? 

I play ultimate in Atlanta - AFDC leagues, mixed club for Bucket, fun regional tournaments, etc. I work for SunTrust doing balance sheet forecasting.

Why do you go to Hustle games? 

To support my friends and teammates as well as supporting the general growth of ultimate.

What types of Hustle tickets have your purchased in the past?  

2 time season ticket holder, baby!

Tell us about the Atlanta Heckle. 

It's a group of fans that got season tickets together. We all embrace Atlanta's history of playfully heckling. We usually heckle the Hustle more than their opponent. We got Heckle shirts made the first year and sometimes we bring signs to the game. It's a great bunch of characters including all the usual suspects of Atlanta ultimate. Everyone has their own brand of commentary and humor, which makes for a great time with everyone sitting together. 

What are your pre game plans on game days? 

Enjoying the weather, grilling out and drinking on my back porch with fellow hecklers before biking to the game.

Do you have any favorite moments from a Hustle game you attended? 

Nothing perks up the crowd like a great block.

Do you have any stories from the crowd at a Hustle game?  

One of my friends couldn't attend one of the games, so I drew eyes and a beard on my hand with a sharpie to make a hand puppet and we acted like he was there all game. You had to be there....it was funny.

What are your favorite parts of the gameday experience? 

Gathering and catching up with my friends across the Atlanta ultimate community. 

What are your typical post game plans? 

Drinks and wings at The Local.