Coed Flag Football Leagues for Spring 2016! Register Now!

TeamX Sports and Push The Rock will be offering Coed Flag Football Leagues in five locations this Spring! Emmaus, Bethlehem, Quakertown and two NEW locations in Souderton and Shiremanstown! These leagues are for boy’s and girl’s ages 5-16.

Register by visiting http://www.teamxsports.com/ today!

Take advantage of this great opportunity to have fun, make friends and stay active this Spring! Sign Up Now!

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Happy New Year!

2015 felt like an especially wonderful year.  We saw the Lord work in both big and small ways-with one of the greatest being in the growth in attendance at our after school and soccer programs.  Because of an increased number of community children coming each afternoon, our staff also tripled in size.  In 2015 we also completed the Recreation Center and office projects, as well as acquired two pieces of land – one to ‘house’ our sports fields, and one will be the home of our very own disc golf course!

We also know there is plenty to look forward to this coming year.  Already, through a Christmas ‘drive,’ hundreds of books and games have been purchased on the behalf of the Rec Center, and are waiting to be shipped to Zambia.  They will be a huge blessing and wonderful addition to our library and afterschool program.  Two areas we’re currently investing more time and energy in are both a reading program and family visit schedule.  The reading program will be offered to each of the children who come in the afternoons-where they will spend time with staff reading and using their critical thinking skills prior to playing soccer.  We’re also passionate and excited about members of our staff making a few weekly visits to the families and homes of the children who attend here regularly-with the goal being to meet each family by year’s end.  It’s been valuable to sit down with families to share our hearts for partnering with them in encouraging and loving their children.

Our own full size soccer field is under construction and should be ready for use by March. It will not only serve us with the much needed training space for the growing soccer program,
but it will also be home to our own men’s team competing in the local amateur league. As mentioned above, Push The Rock Zambia is hosting a disc golf team this coming May who will install southern Zambia’s very first disc golf course…here in Macha.  We are excited to have disc golf introduced to the community-as it is another extracurricular activity that requires few resources.

In addition to the annual Push The Rock soccer team that comes in July, we are excited to welcome back the AROMA team from Messiah College in August.  Again, these athletes will work alongside us in sports outreach while also aiding the local community with the distribution of water filters.

We are expecting four interns from the USA between now and July, one of which will be with us for six months.  She, (Morgan) was here last year for 10 weeks and we are thrilled for her to be back at the end of this month, focusing heavily on developing our girls’ soccer program and helping mentor our coaches.

Finally, as mentioned above, we have officially completed our Recreation Center.  We have named it Mumuni Hall.  Mumuni, in our local language of Tonga, means ‘light.’ Jesus said that as believers, we “are the light of the world,” and that we should “let our light shine before men.”(Matthew 5:14,16)  As Push The Rock Zambia, it is our goal to share His love every way possible, shining the light of Jesus through all our activities, programs, and individual lives.

Atuyandane. (Let us love one another)

Apply Now for the Eagles Wings Junior Grant

ABOUT THE EAGLES WINGS JUNIOR GRANT

Driven by our desire to see youth disc golf grow, and inspired by the Nate Doss Grant Program from 2016, Eagles Wings Disc Golf is offering their own Grant Program for 2017.  This past year we worked with well over 1,000 youth teaching clinics, running leagues, and hosting tournaments and we are excited about the future of youth disc golf.  As a faith-based organization, we rely on donations and the support of others, and we have been blessed with a gift from a generous donor that allows us to offer this program.  We are also excited to have some of our partners step up and offer additional incentives for the recipients!  We will be selecting four deserving individuals to receive these grants.

Each Recipient Will Receive:

  • Entry to the PDGA Amateur World Championships
  • 2017 PDGA Registration Renewal (Will be applied to 2018 if recipient has already renewed for 2017)
  • Dinner the week of the tournament for recipient and parents with Eagles Wings Staff Member
  • 1 Eagles Wings Disc / Towel / Mini
  • 1 Custom Jersey provided by Paragon Disc Golf
  • 1 $50 Gift Certificate to D-Town Disc Golf‘s online site
  • 1 Drawstring Disc Golf Bag provided by Upper Park Designs
  • 1 Disc / Shirt provided by Kids Disc Golf
  • 2 Discs with a Luna Discs stamp on them provided by Luna Discs

Grant recipients are responsible for all travel and transportation costs associated with the tournament.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be 18 years old or younger
  • Must be eligible to compete in the PDGA Amateur World Championships in 2017.  Click HERE for Criteria.
  • Must submit an essay of up to 200 words written by the applicant showing why they deserve the grant
  • Must submit a proposal for a project they will complete in 2017 that will serve their local disc golf community
  • Must provide a reference of a PDGA member in your local disc golf community

Selections will be made by a panel of judges that will consists of volunteers from various regions, and will be headed up by one full-time staff member.  Family members of an Eagles Wings Disc Golf staff member are ineligible to receive the grant.  Judges will be looking for applicants who are serious about improving their game, but more importantly serious about serving the disc golf community around them.

Application Process:

All applicants must complete the application process by the deadline listed below.  Please use the link below to apply.

EAGLES WINGS JUNIOR GRANT APPLICATION

Grant Timeline:

Jan 6 – Feb 17 – Applications Accepted
March 3rd – Grant Winners Announced

All grant winners will be contacted by an Eagles Wings Disc Golf staff member to arrange delivery of items and payment of entry fee.

Grant Partners:

In addition to the generosity of one of our biggest supporters we would like to thank the following companies for contributing to this grant:

D-Town Disc Golf
Upper Park Designs
Paragon Disc Golf
Kids Disc Golf
Luna Discs

All of these companies have a track record of providing tremendous support to the growth of junior disc golf and we are proud to partner with them in this effort!