On Tuesday, March 14th, an exceptional teaching presentation took place at the Harvey Penick Golf Course for Uplay. After communicating with the golf course staff, course Pro, and Youth Programming, we formed a partnership with the course's "First Tee program." First Tee is a 501 nonprofit organization that teaches children life and social skills through golf lessons. We saw this as a perfect opportunity to collaborate, as they were already running a Spring Break camp during the week.
The Uplay teaching and training were added to the final piece of the camp on Tuesday, and a total of 48 kids between the ages of 7 - 14 years old were taught how to play disc golf by our Pro Ambassadors, which included Ella Hansen, James Conrad, Thomas Gilbert, Kevin Jones, Nate Perkins, Connor O'Reiley, Ali Smith, and Joey Temali.
Angie Smith did an exceptional job collecting media coverage and enjoyed highlighting the joy that the kids, adults, and all of our Pro's experienced during the event. We are thrilled that touring Pro's continue to want to join our team, and that we are certifying many more members with the Uplay teaching methods, not only for these teaching events but also for creating more opportunities to travel and teach with our partners in the Paul McBeth Foundation, and many more places on their own.
Charles Neel White, the Youth Programming & Outreach Manager + Golf Instructor, is ecstatic about disc golf now, and one of our favorite parts is that he has committed to continuing to teach and offer disc golf in his First Tee Golf programs. Charlie is among some of the most thankful staff to receive 2 baskets and 30 starter discs packs from Discmania, a Uplay Disc Golf Basics teaching guide, and 49 discs from UDisc to give to all the kids that participated.
Thank you to our Community Connect Partners for your continued support of these successful teaching events: Disc Golf Pro Tour, Professional Disc Golf Association, UDisc, Discmania, Trash Panda Disc Golf, and Disc Dot USA!
For more photos from the day, visit our Flickr Page here!