Please help us send discs to South Africa! The Heritage Academy has a rudimentary disc golf course for the students and the locals but they have no real golf discs to play with. They are using the $1 frisbees you see at Walmart. We want to send them some used golf discs to play with. Please help us by "donating" $5 for 2 used discs to be sent to South Africa.
Please help those who are way less fortunate than us experience some of the joy of disc golf.
Special incentive to Team Super G members: Win a $150 Gift Certificate instead of $100 if you are a Team Super G member!
Notice the "baskets" in the photo below. It takes true love for the sport to stick with it despite a lack of equipment.
Please help my freind, David Nimmo, bring disc golf to the people of South Africa. It`s only $5 to us but it is worth way more to them.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
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Here`s the original correspondence that led to this effort...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:04 AM
Subject: why i love disc golf (please read)
WHY DO I LOVE DISC GOLF? (I KNOW I MISSED THANKSGIVING, BUT MAYBE YOU
WOULD HAVE A CHRISTMAS COMPETITION)
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE WE PLAYED IT AT OUR BOURDING ESTABLISHMENT WHEN I
WAS AT SCHOOL 20 YEARS AGO AND THE MEMORIES OF THE ENJOYMENT I HAD STILL
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE I AM A TEACHER TODAY AND IT GIVES ME THE PERFECT
OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH THROUGH PLAY SO THAT THE LEARNERS ARE LOVING WHAT
THEY DO AND LEARNING AT THE SAME TIME.
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE TEACHING THROUGH IT GIVES ME THE CHANCE TO PLAY
WHILE I TEACH.
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING IN A NEARBY
PARK I CAN TEACH THE FOLLOWING LIFE SKILLS TO MY LEARNERS. I TEACH THEM
THE VALUE OF FITNESS, OF A CARDIO VASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY WORKOUT, OF
FLEXABILTY AND CO-ORDINATION. I CAN TEACH PROBLEM SOLVING AND THE SKILL OF
VISUALISATION. I CAN TEACH A LOVE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE
OF PLANNING GREEN BELT ZONES IN OUR CITIES. I CAN PASS ON A LOVE FOR THE
OUTDOORS. I CAN INSTILL IN THE LEARNERS THE PRINCIPLES OF HONESTY IN
SCORING, OF CHALLENGING YOURSELF, OF PRACTISE MAKES THINGS BETTER, OF
HANDLING DISSAPOINTMENTS AND DIFFICULTIES AND FOCUSSING ON THE PRESENT
THE EXPERIENCE OF DISC GOLF TEACHES THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP, AND SHARING
AND TALKING AND LISTENING. THEY GAIN SPORTSMANSHIP AND MOST OF ALL THEY
REALIZE THAT THROUGH ALL THIS THEY ARE HAVING AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF FUN.
I AM PREPARING THEM TO TAKE THIS SPORT INTO A PERMANENT PLACE ON OUR
SCHOOL PROGRAME AND FOR THEM TO LOBBY THE MUNICIPALITY TO BUILD A
PERMANENT COURSE IN ONE OF OUR LOCAL PARKS. SO THE LEARNERS LEARN
CITIZENSHIP AND THE PROCESS THROUGH WHICH OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKS.
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE I AM ABLE TO CHALLENGE THE OTHER TEACHERS TO A
QUICK ROUND IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS BETWEEN LESSONS AND THEY ARE ALMOST AS
EXCITED AS I AM ABOUT IT. DID I MENTION THAT IT IS FUN, FUN, FUN.
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE I LOVE IT! IT TEACHES SO MUCH IN A WAY THAT
CAPTIVATES THE LEARNERS. I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT HERE IN
AFRICA WE NEED A HEALTHY, INEXPENSIVE SPORT THAT CAN BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
TO LEARN TO LOVE AND CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, OUR OWN BODIES, GROW OUR
PATIENCE, PROBLEM SOLVING AND SOCIAL SKILLS SUCH AS HUMILITY, RESPECT AND
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE ALL YOU NEED ARE DISCS AND AN OBJECT TO USE AS A
TARGET. (WE USE CHEAP CHINESE DISCS THAT ARE HUGELY UNDERSTABLE OR SOME OF
THE BETTER-OFF LEARNERS ARE ABLE TO BUY WHAM-O TYPE DISCS)
MOSTLY I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE WE ALL LOVE DISC GOLF AND BECAUSE THROUGH
WHAT IT TEACHES US WE ALL ARE ABLE TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES PHYSICALLY,
MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SOCIALLY. WE ALSO PLAN TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF
OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COURSE OR TWO IN OUR
I LOVE DISC GOLF BECAUSE IT IS A VEHICLE OF CHANGE TO CHANGE OUR LIVES FOR
THE BETTER AND THAT IS AFTER ALL WHAT EDUCATION IS ALL ABOUT.
I HOPE THIS IS NOT OVERLY FORWARD BUT CAN I PLEASE REQUEST THAT YOU MIGHT
FORWARD THIS LETTER TO ANYBODY WHO COULD POSSIBLE HELP US OUT WITH SOME
SECOND HAND OR MISPRINT DISCS. EVEN IF IT IS JUST A COUPLE OF EACH OF THE
DIFFERENT TYPES IE DRIVER, FAIRWAY DRIVER, APPROACH AND PUT. IT WOULD BE
WONDERFUL TO HAVE EXAMPLES TO SHOW THE LEARNERS EVEN IF WE CANT GET ENOUGH
FOR THEM TO USE (THERE ARE NO DISC GOLF RETAILERS IN AFRICA AND FOR SOME
LEARNERS THE PRICES ARE WAY TOO FAR BEYONG THEIR REACH - WE HAVE MANY
ORPHANED CHILDREN BECAUSE OF AIDS AND OTHER PROBLEMS)
IF ANYBODY IS WILLING OR ABLE TO HELP US I WOULD BE HUGELY GRATEFUL.
MY ADDRESS IS 16 CONSTANTIA MEWS, 201 MBUBU RD, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3201,
LIFE ORIENTATION TEACHER AT HERITAGE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
Thank You David,
Thank you for the inspiring email. I`m sure not many people know that there
are efforts underway in Africa to share the experience of disc golf. I will
gladly forward it. And I will also see what I can do to help in your
efforts. I will get back with you soon to inform you of my progress.
It will probably be of great help to have a picture or two that demonstrates
your work environment. If it is possible to do that and perhaps I can
promise a follow-up photo or two so people can see your progress, it could
Good luck and have a great day!@
Joe G 5740
Clearwater Disc Golf Store