Since Badlands disc golf course was built there has been a rash of BADCO sightings and happenings. BADCO has designed and built 3 more disc golf courses since then, White Hawk (Westminster Colo.), Thunder Mountain. (Easter Seals Camp), and Badlands South (South Suburban). And our newest one is coming soon. (Pacos Gulch Denver).
Along with that we helped Golden High School and one of our best members, Monty Kozlowitz, out with 9 chainz poles for a 9-hole course located on school property. Monty was a teacher at the school and got the powers to be to sign off on the project. He and the kids designed and built this fun course themselves. BADCO has introduced the sport of disc golf to literally tens of thousands (a conservative estimate) of new people since its inception, through news media, brochures, demos, radio, park and rec literature and the never ending word of mouth.
BADCO will continue to work on the courses we have and will continue to work on new courses as long as we are here on earth. BADCO has also worked with numerous youth programs and charities such as Third Way youth program of Denver for kids at risk for gangs and drug abuse, Americorps an organization that is dedicated to helping those less fortunate, Easter Seals of Colorado for people of all disabilities, and the Girl Scouts of Colorado just to name a few.
BADCO and its members have also donated countless hours working to improve the parks that host our courses. Badlands: mowing weeds, removing dead trees and picking up trash. Badlands South: leveling the dirt tees, putting up side boards for tee boxes and building stairs on hole 3 along with picking up trash on the course. White Hawk: keeping the course looking good by sweeping tees and removing snow in the winter and of course picking up trash. Thunder Mountain: removing dead trees, creating paths, marking the course and you guessed it picking up trash. This is just a short list of the things BADCO does for the parks we love.
But what has BADCO done for the disc golf community? Well I will just say read the above. All of this is for the disc golf community. With new courses come new players, with new players come media attention, and with media attention come bigger and better sponsors. We also hold pretty good events for the players by hosting tournaments, weekly doubles and tag play. And in asking every one to pitch in 1 or 2 dollars during a tournament or doubles to go back into the park we give the disc golfer the chance to say I helped with that.
We look forward to serving the disc golf community for years to come and hope that most of you will support our efforts by either participating in our events, or in the park maintance or by joining one of our 3 chapters (BADCO central, BADCO south or BADCO Boulder). Join us and 5 years from now you will look back and say I remember when this sport was just getting started and now look at it, and I helped it happen.