Past Junior Grant Winners
2018 Junior Grant Winners
Evelyn Heath – PDGA #84438 – Doncaster, Australia – I want to spread the word about disc golf as much as I can. A few months ago, me and a few other local juniors were featured on an Australian Children’s TV program called “Totally Wild”, on a segment about Disc Golf. It was very exciting and I enjoyed being interviewed and showing the host of the show how to play. I would like to meet other junior girl disc golfers and my disc golf idol Paige Pierce.
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Nicolas Marr – PDGA #87932 – Frederick, Maryland – I love disc golf because I’m enjoying God’s creation and I love meeting new people. Recently, the leader of my middle school ministry asked me and my sister, Lily, to set up a series of disc golf workshops to teach them how to play. We will teach 3-5 workshops during class time on Sundays. It is my goal to try to get as many kids into disc golf as I can.
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Wyatt Mahoney – PDGA #89460 – Glastonbury, Conneticuit – I try my best and continue to work hard while playing and also showing others why I love Disc Golf! I am deserving because I believe in Disc Golf and I believe in myself! Others can see how much disc golf sets my soul on fire! On April 15, 2018, I will TD my first tournament, “Disc CT Junior Spring Warm-Up,” to help grow the sport where I live and give local junior players an event in CT to play in.
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Jordan Smith – PDGA #77952 – DeQuincy, Louisiana – It is my goal to spread the game of disc golf throughout my community. We do not have a local course, so growing the sport and attempting to teach disc golf in my community is more challenging. Hard work, determination and discipline all make up my character. Watching the pros play and Simon Lizotte’s insane 600 foot bombs keep me working towards a longer throw using a variety of daily workouts.
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Lucy Burks – PDGA #70025 – Boring, Oregon – I enjoy giving back to the disc golf community. During 2017, I was an assistant TD for a charity event and a TD for my own Throw Pink event. I’ve been teaching clinics as opportunities have become available. My goals for 2018 all include giving back to my community to include two more Throw Pink events, more clinics, and TD a junior’s series. With the help of my sponsors, Innova, and DISTrict, these events will be free to anyone that arrives.
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Jason Casper – PDGA #91724 – Jackson, New Jersey – I would like to get more involved in not only the disc golf community, but the community at large. I would like to run food or clothing drives on behalf of our local disc golf club, Central Jersey Disc Golf, that would benefit my town’s clothing and food pantries. I began disc golf in 2015 with my dad and I have been obsessed with the sport ever since. I plan on continuing with this sport and I am very excited to see where disc golf takes me.
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2017 Junior Grant Winners
Lydia Lyons – PDGA #58968 – Normal, Illinios – I truly love disc golf! I am 13 and have been playing disc golf since my dad started teaching me when was 8 years old. Only in the last two years has disc golf really become my own. Every year my game has definitely gotten better. Since 2015 my rating has shot up 200 points! I eagerly share this sport with others whenever I get the chance! I have learned from my dad and other local disc golfers, to respect the property of disc golf courses.
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Silas Schultz – PDGA #79047 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – My name is Silas Schultz. I’m currently thirteen and the fourth of the eleven kids in my family. Eight of us play this fantastic sport. Playing Worlds has been a dream of mine since my older brother won sixteen and under in 2014. Disc golf has been my passion since the age of six. I will be conducting a hour long class on all things disc golf. About nine people will leave with at least one disc and a fun disc golf experience.
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Virginia Polkinghorne – PDGA #76009 – O’Fallon, Missouri – I got my first disc at three. I have more than ten discs. I’m doing this for me and my family. I want to become a pro, that is my dream and every round counts. All these amazing people that support disc golf, and disc leagues make these awesome community’s. There are so many tournaments and even Am Worlds, it’s crazy. I love that you can meet new friends and I have made a best friend at tournament. Thank you disc golf.
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Parker Riding – PDGA #84188 – Clovis, CA – Every time I walk onto the disc golf course I try my best in many ways. I love to learn from and respect the more experienced players at my home course. I am involved in a putting league at my church to help players, ranging from absolute beginner to seasoned pro, with their putting game. I am also involved in the maintenance of my home course. One Saturday, every other month or so, a bunch of volunteers and I go out to the course and help with the landscaping and course maintenance.
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