Universal Play Disc Golf is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2017 by disc golf professional and gifted teacher Zoe AnDyke. Her intention and the organization's mission is to promote health, well-being, and enhance communities through the provision of educational disc golf programs.
UPlayDG believes that today’s youth face a variety of unhealthy habits and potentially dangerous activities. By teaching core values of respect, integrity, honesty, confidence, and sportsmanship, UPlayDG uses disc golf as a fun, low impact, easy to learn outdoor sport, that burns calories while improving physical abilities, body awareness, concentration, and goal setting. Our programs insert exercise into daily lives, while instilling positive social and life skills, and increases our student's ability to teach and enjoy an exciting outdoor activity with family and friends.
UPlayDG’s programs have reached more than 5,100 children ages 4-18 years old. We feel strongly about our mission to continue teaching this very affordable, lifelong sport that is playable by all ages, genders, and ability levels.
Madison Walker giving hands on coaching to future disc golf stars
Executive Director & Founder
Zoe has been a professional coach for over 17 years in a variety of sports.
Her Love of disc golf started in 2005 and quickly grew into something she wanted to share with the world.
She now spends her time teaching disc golf through Uplay Disc Golf to teach the core values of respect, integrity, honesty, confidence & sportsmanship.
Board President & Lead Ambassador
Dustin has been playing disc golf since 2007, and has been traveling the country playing professionally since 2013.
Dustin has 5 years of teaching disc golf in schools around the state of Oregon, as well as teaching and facilitating many group clinics & personal lessons. He started the exciting Uplay Disc Golf journey with Zoe from the beginning.
Board Vice President
An Oregon native, Paul currently works as a Public Defender in Lane County Oregon. Paul was introduced to disc golf the year before attending law school, and is a proud alumnus of the University of Oregon Disc Golf Club.
He has been involved in the administration of a variety of disc golf (and non-disc golf) endeavors, coordinating and directing tournaments, leagues, and events ranging form non-sanctioned winter series events and collegiate leagues & tournaments to PDGA A-Tiers and Club Championships.
Kimberly (Kim) E. Johnson discovered her knack for being an ‘accountant for the people’ early on in life. After helping a neighbor reconcile her ledgers as a young teen in Connecticut, Kim knew she wanted to work in business and finance, and went on to receive her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1991. After earning a Master’s of Business Administration and over a decade spent working in the cruise industry in both San Francisco and Miami, she decided to shift gears, relocate back to the west coast, and started laying the groundwork for what would become Accountants on the Go, LLC.
When she isn’t helping her clients or assisting her staff, it is a safe bet that Kim can be found helping out her community through volunteer service on several finance committees for local non-profits, or pursuing her love of the outdoors, sports and game playing. She is one of the founders of a local Eugene cribbage group and is an established billiards player, typically participating in a weekly league. Kim has a deep respect and love for the game of golf and enjoys her summers by attending the Oregon Country Fair and other regional music festivals.
Valarie is a 4X World Champion and has grown up in the disc golf community.
Since 2004 she has dedicated her life to be a touring Professional Disc Golfer and ambassador for the sport worldwide, competing and teaching disc golf across 10 countries.
While traveling Valarie earned her BA in Marketing and utilizes her education to further the sport as a Chair of the PDGA Women's Committee and serving our Board!
Marshall Peter, MS, was the founding President of Universal Play Disc Golf's Board of Directors, a role he enthusiastically performed for three years. While no longer on the board, Marshall continues to consult with the organization as a strategic advisor. His work is informed by an extensive background in non-profit management, strategic planning, facilitation, problem-solving, equity issues, and education. Marshall is an avid disc golfer and a big fan of Uplay.
Born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area, Sarah has called Eugene home since 2006. She is a proud Double Duck (B.A. '10 and J.D. '15). She currently works as a civil defense attorney, defending cities and counties across Oregon. She and her partner, Bryan, are ferocious weekend warriors. When they're not working, they can generally be found hucking frisbees in the woods with their wonderful Saint Bernard, Nynna.
Sarah grew up playing "ball golf," and was introduced to disc golf in August 2012. She was hooked immediately, joined the University of Oregon Disc Golf Club as a club officer and player, lead UO's first 4-person women's team to Collegiate Nationals, and earned All-American honors in 2014.
Sarah also has extensive experience as a disc golf tournament director and has had the pleasure of learning from the legend, Jeff Hagerty. Her first solo flight as a T.D. was the 2016 Eugene Celebration, a PDGA B-Tier.
Hollee has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Oregon. She has worked in the Finance and Operations department for over 10 years at Rare, an international non-profit organization supporting environmental conservation.
Hollee has professional experience with accounting, payroll, and grants management as well as the legal registration and operations of offices in the U.S. and multiple other countries.
Through her brother, professional disc golfer Dustin Keegan, she was introduced to disc golf and enjoys playing recreationally with her family.
Mike has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics/Accounting and Psychology and is also a licensed CPA.
He currently in accounting and financial consulting for start-up companies.
Mike has been competing in disc golf since 2011, turning pro in 2013. Additionally, in 2014, Mike broke the World Record for the most disc golf holes in a 24 hour period - 2,900 holes. Utilizing his passion and industry specific disc golf knowledge coupled with his professional experience in the financial world working with high-growth companies makes him an instrumental piece to our BOD.
Carole is retired and lives in the North West of England. Qualified in Business Studies and Change Management she spent time in working life improving business performance and service delivery.
Carole is a sporty and well-traveled (43 countries and 6 continents) outdoor loving person. She has been a champion field and track athlete, champion powerlifter, and bodybuilder as well as enjoyed table tennis, pickleball, golf, and skiing recreationally. She started playing Disc Golf in Florida in November 2019, having discovered some disc golf baskets in a forest in England earlier that year. When she realized there was a course close to her winter home in Florida, she decided to try it and was instantly hooked.
Carole is very keen to continue encouraging others of any age to try out Disc Golf, and to promote the sport locally, nationally and internationally, through events, just being out on the course, and by linking up with like-minded people.
Paige is a 5X World Champion and became the first woman to win the U.S. Disc Golf Championship Performance Flight.
Paige began playing disc golf at the age of 4 with some fun father-daughter time!
We feel honored to have Paige on our team as an Ambassador to help grow the awareness of disc golf around the U.S.
Madison has been obsessed with the magic of disc flight since a high school Physics project she did on frisbees. She learned how to play disc golf in college while getting a degree in Marine Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi. During her time at university, she worked at a Natural Science Museum as a docent and outreach volunteer, guiding K-8 children bi-weekly through science exhibits, nature walks, and life science classes.
After graduating and working for three years as an on-site biologist and natural scientist during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, Madison decided to take a break from her career in the sciences and pursue her passion for disc golf. She has toured 4-5 years as a top ten-ranked professional athlete, visiting all 48 contiguous states, and is a part of her sponsor's elite Star Team.
While competing, Madison also prioritizes disc golf outreach by volunteering at junior disc golf clinics and events throughout the year holding and supporting women's events and working on the PDGA Women's participation in disc golf. Now, she is planning to revisit her love for youth education by aligning her goals with Uplay Disc Golf.
Jordan has been playing disc golf since 2008 and has been traveling around the country since 2013.
Jordan is an up and coming superstar that has a remarkable story. His passion for growing the sport is one of a kind and we're honored to have him on the UPlay Team.
Jordan is really excited about his role as an ambassador for Uplay Disc Golf and what a difference he is hoping to make with kids getting into the sport.
Disc Golf Strong
Nate Doss first learned about Disc Golf when he was 6 years old from a community access show in his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. Having Nate on our ambassador team will give school kids the same chance as he had to get into the game of disc golf.
Nate has 3 World Championship titles as well as a U.S. Disc Golf Championship title, along with winning many National Tour events.
Simon "The Wunderkind" Lizotte comes from Bremen, Germany. Born in a family of disc golfers, Simon has been throwing plastic since he was two years old. For years Simon dominated the German disc golf scene, bringing home victory after victory in the MPO division despite the fact that he would have still been able to play in Juniors.
More recently, Simon's awesome disc golf skills have brought him success all around Europe, as he is a Disc Golf European Champion from 2012 & 2018 and a PDGA EuroTour winner from 2013.
Simon has joined the Uplay Disc Golf team as an ambassador to inspire as many kids as possible through Disc Golf to hopefully change their lives for the better!
I started playing disc golf when I was 12 with my dad in August 2012, but I didn't start to play regularly until 2014. I got my PDGA membership in 2016, and by the summer of 2017, I started playing in MPO.
Nowadays disc golf is a lifestyle for me. Everything I plan is scheduled around disc golf events, but one of my favorite things to do in the disc golf community is to recommend and give discs to players in need of a little help. I live in Shirley, Massachusetts, about 30 minutes north of Maple Hill, and my home course is Devens Disc Golf in Devens, MA. The venue offers two very wooded courses with lots of elevation change, but neither one is very alike. One being significantly easier to score than the other, but each having their own specific traits. These courses have certainly carved me into the woods golfer I am today.
My favorite courses in the world are Fox Run, Maple Hill, and Hillcrest Farm. As of this year, I am a part of Team Discmania, some of my favorite discs in my bag are the S-line DD3, Glow FD3, Color Glow FD, Exo Soft Tactic, and I putt with P2s.