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PDGA Innovation Grant Program

PDGA Innovation Grant Program

Last updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 15:53


The PDGA Innovation Grant Program has been created to assist in the promotion and growth of the sport of disc golf and the Professional Disc Golf Association. Applicants are encouraged to think outside the box to create unique projects and programs that promote and increase awareness for the sport and association.

The purposes of the PDGA as outlined in section 1 of the organizational by-laws are:

  1. to promote the development of disc golf as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness;
  2. to establish and maintain rules of play and high standards of professionalism, amateurism and good sportsmanship;
  3. to foster national and international professional and amateur disc golf tournaments and competitions;
  4. to communicate event results, opinions and other information beneficial to the sport via electronic and printed media; and
  5. to achieve standardization in the Rules of Play, equipment used for play, tournament formats and all other aspects of the sport of disc golf.


  1. Proposals should support the mission of the PDGA Innovation Grant Program.
  2. Applicants may request cash, PDGA memberships, PDGA merchandise or a combination of the three with total value not to exceed $500.
  3. Project ideas should be innovative and unique.
  4. Project ideas should promote the PDGA in a good light.
  5. Project ideas should help grow the sport by encouraging increased participation for players and/or spectators.
  6. The grant program was not created to fund the sanctioning of tournaments or leagues. For information regarding the sanctioning of a PDGA event see the PDGA Tour Standards.
  7. Innovation Grants will not fund tangible assets (i.e. computers/computer hardware, etc.) that will revert to the owner after the project is complete.
  8. Innovation Grants are not intended to fund businesses or business plan development.

The completed grant application along with additional requested information and any supporting documents you wish to include must be received by the PDGA office prior to one of the two annual deadlines of June 1st and December 1st. Electronic submissions can be sent to Zach Shafer. Paper application packages can be mailed to:

3828 Dogwood Lane
Appling, GA 30802

Applications that are incomplete, fail to meet the guidelines or are difficult to read or understand may be dismissed.