Paul McBeth, the Board of Directors and the Staff of the Paul McBeth Foundation are excited to announce the launch of a new foundation that will help introduce disc golf to locations with limited access to the sport. The concept of the Paul McBeth Foundation has been in the works for many years. Recently Paul found an old notebook with a half page of notes describing his hopes of starting a foundation in his name one day. When asked, Paul had this to say, “This foundation has been a dream of mine since 2013. The sport of disc golf has given me the opportunity to change my life and I want to share that same opportunity with as many people as possible.”
That dream becomes a reality with the official launch of the Paul McBeth Foundation. The mission statement of the organization is as follows: The Paul McBeth Foundation will develop and introduce sustainable disc golf experiences in underserved locations with limited or no access to the sport.
The team started coming together when Paul began talking with Dustin Leatherman in the Spring of 2020. Dustin had some experience installing courses internationally, and had a desire to build on that work. They soon found their visions aligned closely, and they quickly strengthened the team by adding Doug Bjerkaas and Nate Heinold to the Board of Directors.
“When Paul first shared the mission of the foundation he wanted to start and indicated that he wanted me on the Board, it was an easy decision to join the team. To be a part of an entity that will build courses and programs in developing countries and urban centers that currently have little to no access to the sport is exciting. Paul has the influence in our sport to create interest, raise money, and deliver finished projects that will allow so many new people in new places to experience the joys and benefits of disc golf,” commented Doug Bjerkaas, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Paul McBeth Foundation. Doug will serve with Nate Heinold as Co-Chair of the Foundation.
While Paul is represented by specific companies on the course, his desire is to bring the entire disc golf community together to make these projects happen. The team is looking forward to putting baskets in the ground in 2021, and there are a number of ways to get involved. At paulmcbethfoundation.org you can submit project proposals, sign up to volunteer, and financially support upcoming projects in a variety of ways. Stay tuned for upcoming details about the first Paul McBeth Foundation project!