Disc Sports Developmental Grant Program
Since 1999 WDSA has collected a small fee from each player in the state tour events ($2 added to entry fees). This fund, also known as The Basket Fund is to be used for disc projects within the state. Grants are regularly awarded to new course development. All golfers in the state benefit from this fund, both touring players and recreational. We also consider deserving projects for other disc sports. To get this award, one must formally present a grant request in writing to any Wisconsin Disc Sports board member detailing the project.
While new courses receive priority, these sorts of disc projects may be considered:
Baskets at new courses - up to two baskets per eighteen hole course may be sponsored so long as other sponsors are secured for most of the rest of the course.
Educational - we may assist individuals or groups who are involved in setting up educational programs to teach disc sports.
Other projects - We will consider other projects which promote or benefit disc sports in Wisconsin
Don’t bother making tournament sponsor requests, this Is a building fund.
We accept proposals from individuals or clubs working at improving disc sports with-in the state. If you have an idea or a plan to build a course, conduct educational lessons or other method of benefiting disc sports with-in the state, then you should apply. The actual value of these grants will depend on the total funds available.
When submitting your proposal be sure to include:
1. Who you are and what group you represent.
2. A good description of your project. For courses, this should include a map showing course layout and a description of the park identifiing it’s amenities, other uses and potential conflicts.
3. Amount requested.
4. Total costs of the project.
5. A list of other sponsors which have been secured.
6. A schedule of when the project will take place and be completed.
Priority is given to 18 hole courses and courses located near schools. Any successful recipient must receive a course design approval by a WDSA board member or other approved designer. We will expect a safe contemporary design that is both fun and challenging that can accommodate multiple skill levels.
The WDSA foundation committee will consider all proposals and decide upon those which best benefit disc sports in the state. The amounts awarded are limited by available funds.
If you have questions, contact Don Hoffman, Tom Jenkins, John Terlap, Brad Wendt, Randy Schukar Jim Van Lanen, Mike Cozzens, Terry Miller, Josh Hamm, Mike Harrington, Lindsey Westberg, or Lindsey Krause.