I think I'm finally getting my stuff together for the year! Over the last few weeks I've been avoiding planning the rest of my tour and I'm not one to function well without a plan. But NOW I've got a really good idea of how it's all going down. First off I'm insanely happy to say that I'll be able to see my 2 favorite people (the Erik/c's) at plenty of events throughout the season. That fact alone puts my mind at ease more than I thought it would. This tour is happening a lot differently than I had planned and although I'm more than okay with plans changing, it's been a little intimidating- mainly the thought of living out of a car for months on end. What I've figured out though is I can rely on this huge support system out on the road and that it's growing every single day. I have a few stops on the tour so far that I will be "stationed" in the same area for weeks at a time, and in familiar places which I'm excited for. Namely I will be in the Washington/Oregon area for up to 3 weeks and perhaps up to a month and a half in Minnesota/Wisconsin. There's one more set of tournaments that puts me in Texas for 3 weeks, which is mostly uncharted territory for me. I'll figure that out when we get closer to April. Leg #1:
My first leg of tour:
Feb 13 Show Low Freeze - Show Low, AZ
Feb 20-21 38th Wintertime Open Pro - Pasadena, CA
Feb 25-28 2016 Gentlemen's Club Challenge - Las Vegas, NV
March 2-4 28th Memorial Championship - Scottsdale, AZ
March 12-13 Daniel Boe Memorial - Escondido, CA
March 18-20 St. Pattys Classic - Sacramento, CA
I also Keep gettingThe Whale Biz
Things are going GREAT with the Whale Sacs business! I have a few opportunities to be a vendor at a few tournaments around the US. I've also branched into doing large orders for tournament players which will quickly get my name out into the Disc Golf world! Also, something I've wanted to do since the day my logo was designed, I have Whale Sacs Putters! I have to say it's something I'm ridiculously proud of. Now that I have succeeded with my first year of business, my mind is racing with other entrepreneurial ideas, and also other ways to make an impact in the Disc Golf community. More on that to come but I have a big idea for an organization that can make a huge difference! I also keep getting shout outs from Terry Miller on SmashboxxTV - Disc Golf's weekly podcast for sport related info.
Women's Disc Golf Outreach
We did it! We officially are a registered Non-Profit Organization! The Charity can now start taking donations that are tax deductible to the donors and we can grow our cause exponentially! In the last month specifically, we've seen a big increase in women's participation in the area and I know it will continue to grow itself while I am out on the road. I'm sad to say my time in Tucson is almost up (for now), but I'm thrilled for the next chapter and I will continue to be involved with the charity while I'm out competing. Please visit our website and if you can make a donation to better women's disc golf, THANK YOU!
In closing, my life is better than ever, and it was already wonderful. Disc Golf has given me a chance at being truly happy and independent and I am forever grateful. I have a dream that when I have the ability, through my business or otherwise, that I will be able to give back to this sport tenfold what it has given to me.
Love and frisbees,
P.S. I'm working on re-vamping this blog to be an all around information hub for all the things I'm doing (Tina's Life Plan if you will):
Beginner Disc Golf tips
Growing the Sport for Women
Owning a Business
I'll make an announcement when it is finalized!
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