Sharing the gift of disc golf.
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.
Uplay 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, Uplay 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.
When Zoe Andyke became a touring professional disc golfer in 2012, she recognized the need disc golf education at every level. With Zoe's background in education as PE teacher, it was natural for her to start teaching disc golf in schools. She gained experience at every grade level to find the most effective methods for teaching disc golf.
In 2017 she created Universal Play Disc Golf (Uplay) as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Spreading the word, fundraising, and running disc golf events helped her to fund teaching programs in schools and educational organizations.
Today, Uplay’s programs have reached 10,000 + 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.