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Seeds Planted

Seeds Planted

First round of PDGA Scholastic Club Grants awarded

Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 15:35

In a grass-roots effort to help grow the lifetime sport of disc golf, the PDGA recently launched the PDGA Scholastic Club Grant.

“We believe cultivating disc golf in schools in a sustainable way will plant the seeds for future growth,” said Dr. Justin Menickelli, PDGA Youth & Education Committee Chairperson.

Open to active PDGA members in good standing, the grant is available to elementary, middle, and high school teachers, coaches, administrators, counselors, and vetted volunteers. Grants are awarded year-round, so please check out the grant application if you currently supervise, or wish to supervise, a school-affiliated disc golf club.

The first round of grants will help members and their school-affiliated disc golf clubs fund equipment, uniforms, baskets, and other administrative support.

One of the grant recipients was Sarah Cunningham, the 2010 PDGA World Champion and a physics teacher at Powdersville High School in Greenville, South Carolina. Sarah said of the grant, “Thank you for awarding my school this grant! It will allow us to get more students outside to play disc golf. We are very excited to help grow the sport!"

The first round of grants has been awarded to the following members:

Joseph Crisp #256407
Fluvanna County High School
Palmyra, VA

Sarah Cunningham #30397
Powdersville High School
Greenville, SC

Louis Ferro #218254
Trinity Episcopal School
Richmond, VA

William Long #124968
Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School
Irving, TX

James Payne #271346
Crockett Middle School
Hancock, TX

Mack Tobias #89463     
Flat Rock Middle School
Flat Rock, NC

Keith Vincent #272375
Viera High School
Viera, FL

Gavin Wilson #174854
Thomas County Middle School
Thomasville, GA

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