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Published on December 8th, 2022 | by Daniel Boyle

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2022 Footbag Joulukalenteri – Ted Huff Tribute

Ted Huff was a footbag pioneer. This year he was lost to the footbag community. Many years of the Joulukalenteri feature tributes to footbag players who have passed away.

2010 Worlds ! Ted Huff, Lee Guenther, Scott-Mag Hughes, Hacky Sack Jack Lentz, Ken Hamric, Scott Cleere and Chris Ott!

A comment from Robert “Bob” Snow on a Facebook post marking Ted’s passing.

One of the best salesmen I ever had the pleasure to deal with. The footbag world should honor his contributions to the sport and all the players. He also was a fine kicker. We shared a lot of laughs and dreams. He never ceased to achieve his goals. Love Ya Ted! SAYI TO ALL OF THEM UP. I WILL SEE YA SOON.

 

Here is something that Ted Huff had to say for himself – his own profile on footbag.org.

I met John “Mr. Hacky Sack” Stalberger in 1973, and saw his idea of a new game and sport as a great adventure for a lifetime. I helped found the original Hacky Sack co., and was sales manager until it was finally sold to Whamo(Frisbee) co.
I am most proud of helping found the original players association, NHSA, in 1977, and serving as v.p., doing whatever it took to bring FOOTBAG to life as a sport & game! I co-founded the Footbag Hall of Fame in 1997, and co-directed the 1997 World Championships.
The Footbag Hall of Fame members, the HoF Historical Society honors the people that have made the sport. To date, there are over 60 members in the Footbag Hall of Fame, voted in by their peers. This is an honor all players and the sport’s promoters/teachers can work toward as part of their goals to receive from their personal involvement in this great, new world sport and game!
The criteria is very simple: the person must have clearly demonstrated by their innovation, inspiration, teaching, promoting, play, club development, and tournament development, that they have made a significant difference in the growth of the sport worldwide, past to present. I am also a Beaver Open Hall of Fame member !! Keep on Kicking ! and Pass It On !! Ted Huff, Footbag Pioneer’s Club, game founder, IFPA Lifetime member. game/sport sponsor.
Below are some of Ted’s original memberships cards. These show just how involved he has been in the game for so many years.

Wham-O Hacky Sack Classic TVC.mp4 from Becker Associates on Vimeo.

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