Earlier this year Eagles Wings Disc Golf sent a team of ten people down to Costa Rica. While there we built a disc golf course and taught many of the kids in the area to play. The reception was quite good and we were excited to see how disc golf would continue to grow in Costa Rica.
In an effort to continue the growth of the sport, we recently sent Chad Benavidez back to Costa Rica. This time, rather than focusing on building a course and teaching the kids, the main focus was teaching the sport to the local staff of Push the Rock. This was done to ensure that disc golf could continue to grow in Costa Rica without the necessity of another team of missionaries coming from the states. The local staff learned the basic throws and how to teach them to kids.
Additionally, while Chad was still in Costa Rica, the local staff had the opportunity to teach groups of kids from two more schools to play the sport of disc golf. The kids thoroughly enjoyed learning to play disc golf and took to the putting games exceptionally well. With continued opportunities for the kids to learn and play disc golf, the sport will grow in Costa Rica.
In light of that we also came into some great news. With the course we built last time and the success of clinics, the owner of a private park in San Jose showed interest in building a new disc golf course. Talks have begun to send another team from Eagles Wings to Costa Rica to build this new course and teach even more to play the sport we love. The hope is that this will lead to more time to build relationships and talk about Jesus.
As we continue to build long term relationships in Costa Rica, we can use your help. We will continue to send teams of people to Costa Rica and can always use people who are willing to donate their time to serve the Lord teaching disc golf there or working to build a new disc golf course. Additionally, we can always use new and gently used disc golf discs, bags and other equipment to leave in Costa Rica and other places that we visit. The more equipment we can send to these places the more people we will have opportunity to build relationships with. Please take the time to connect with us on Facebook and contact us here: