Our Story & Mission
Zoe Andyke is a touring professional disc golfer and founder of Universal Play Disc Golf (Uplay), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting disc golf education for all levels. With a background in education as a Physical Education teacher, Zoe recognized the need for disc golf education and began teaching the sport in schools. Through her experience at every grade level, she developed effective methods for teaching disc golf.
In 2017, Zoe founded Uplay as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to provide more opportunities for teaching disc golf. Spreading the word, fundraising, and organizing disc golf events helped to fund teaching programs in schools and educational organizations. Today, Uplay's programs have reached over 18,000 children ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old.
Zoe and the Uplay team are passionate about continuing their mission to teach this affordable, lifelong sport that is playable by all ages, genders, and ability levels. By making disc golf accessible to everyone, Uplay is creating a more inclusive and vibrant community of disc golf enthusiasts.
Uplay's mission is to promote disc golf through our core values as a fun, low-impact, easy-to-learn outdoor sport that offers a range of physical and mental benefits. By introducing disc golf into daily routines, our programs aim to improve physical abilities, body awareness, concentration, and goal-setting skills. In addition to encouraging exercise and promoting a healthy lifestyle, our programs also foster positive social and life skills, as well as equip our students with the ability to teach and enjoy this exciting outdoor activity with family and friends. Our ultimate goal is to help people "Find Flight" through the inclusive and accessible sport of disc golf.
Our Core Values
•Create and Share Contagious Enthusiasm
Share the joy of playing disc golf.
•Practice and Exemplify Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Disc golf never discriminates; our program includes opportunity for all.
•Lead With Empathy, Presence, & Positivity
Embrace the moment.
Create collective impact through creative collaboration.