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Presenting the Nate Doss Junior Grant Program


In 1998, “Steady” Ed Headrick #1, the inventor of the disc golf basket and founder of DGA (Disc Golf Association), took a chance on a young boy and brought him to his first PDGA Disc Golf World Championships. That young boy was none other than 13 year old Nate Doss #11794. At the time, Ed could have never imagined the effect this would have on young Nate, who would eventually go on to become a 3X winner of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships as well as a 1X winner of the PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships.

Thanks to that fateful trip with "Steady" Ed, Nate has realized how important a single moment can be, and how it can impact someone’s life forever. It is now Nate's turn to help create that moment for someone else.

Nate started developing this idea in late 2015, wondering how he could help kids realize their own disc golf dreams, the same ones he had as a newcomer to the game. The result; the Nate Doss Junior Grant Program, in which one deserving junior player will be given the opportunity to go to the 2016 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships to compete. Thanks to the money raised from the 2015 Team Keen Fundraiser discs, Keen Footwear, Grip Equipment, and Discraft, what started as an idea is now a reality.

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2015 Team KEEN Fundraiser Cryztal Challenger by Discraft

Grant Details

Thanks to our awesome partners, the Nate Doss Junior Grant Program will include:

How To Apply

The grant will be awarded to a single girl or boy and the recipient will be given the opportunity to compete in a Junior division at the 2016 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships. The entire grant process is designed to help each young person grow, learn, and work to achieve their personal goals. 

Grant applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Must be 18 years old or younger.
  • Must have been a current PDGA member in 2015.
  • Must have completed at least one PDGA-sanctioned event in 2015.
  • Must submit an essay (200 word maximum) detailing why they deserve the grant. This essay must be written by the applicant. 
  • Must possess a true passion for the sport of disc golf and the dream of competing in the PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships. 

Grant Deadlines

  1. Feb 15-Mar 31: Applications Accepted
  2. Apr 15: Grant Winner Announced
  3. May 1: Money Delivered
  4. May 31: Partner Gear Delivered
  5. Jul 9-16: 2016 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships - Madison, Wisconsin

If you know of, or have, a young person that you think would be interested, please visit the official Nate Doss Junior Grant Program website for more information. If you would like to support the Nate Doss Junior Grant Program, please purchase a 2015 Team KEEN Fundraiser Cryztal Challenger on NateDoss.com.

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