#BluePowerDiscGolf


Scott Stokely has been teaching adaptive sports methods of Disc Golf since 1993. He is an advocate for Autism Awareness and promotes Disc Golf as a powerful tool to help individuals with special needs and their families find more happiness and joy in their lives. Scott has hosted hundreds of events to share the sport with the Special Needs community for FREE.

Blue Power Adaptive Disc Golf does not currently accept cash donations. Please visit the 2022 Blue Power Charities Page to see the list of organizations that have received donations and to send your support.

What is Adaptive Disc Golf?


Disc Golf is a parallel sport which means players compete side-by-side with other players rather than competing directly against the other players. This is what makes Disc Golf the ideal adaptive sport since each participant can play at their own level with a group. Families or Special needs players can enjoy the game together and in turn find more joy and happiness in their lives. Blue Power Disc Golf is not just about introducing a new skill for individuals with special needs.

Medical bills, adaptive equipment, additional caretakers, time off work, and etc can create an especially difficult financial burden for families in the Special Needs Community. Disc Golf is a low cost hobby and Blue Power seeks to reduce or remove entry barriers to enjoying the sport.

Last, isolation is a common condition due to the unpredictable nature of symptoms and emotional state for affected individuals. Blue Power Disc Golf creates a welcoming environment for children and adults with special needs, their families, friends and other support people to spend time together outdoors and connect to the amazing Disc Golf Family.

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In addition to Adaptive Disc Golf classes, Scott Stokely has committed to donating his prize money earned at Disc Golf competitions to Special Needs and Autism organizations local to the tournaments or events he competes in. Local charitable organizations are selected to be sure the money is given to the small and high touch organizations that need it the most.

In order to ensure that some cash is guaranteed from each event, Scott has set a minimum benchmark of $25 minimum per event based on how many strokes below the cash line he scores. You can join the movement and commit to helping these special needs organization independent of Scott's performance. 
Join #TeamBluePower by adding your donation of $1 per stroke below cash line (capped at $5 for each event). Each week of a 2022 Disc Golf Pro Tour event a new organization will be announced. Follow the Blue Power Adaptive Disc Golf Facebook page for updates on Team Blue Power and Scott Stokely on Facebook and Instagram to follow his progress on the 2022 Disc Golf Pro Tour.

News & Updates

Finger LakesTimes- Professional Disc Golfer Scott Stokely left a lifelong impression on the DS Disc Buddies, Aug 6, 2022
It seems, recently, that the Geneva Lakefront Disc Golf Course is on the front of many people’s minds. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s prime disc golf season and to play it near the picturesque Seneca Lake makes for a delightful afternoon. Professional disc golfer Scott Stokely agrees, and with the crew that he got to play with a few weeks ago, it made his first visit to Geneva all the more special. The DS Disc Buddies club is a group of young men with Down syndrome that picked up disc golf during the pandemic. The Geneva lakefront is their home course and as their love of the game grew, them and their parents naturally gravitated toward the game’s professionals. Watch Scott's interview with the DS Buddies on Youtube.
Radio Interview on KTTJ About Big Money Skins Match $11,000 Donation to Hope 4 Autism- Farmington MO
Today is one of my proudest moments in disc golf. I was able to send $11,000 to Hope 4 Autism. I hope everyone understands why I share about my donations. It is not meant to be self serving. All of my donations are now matched by an anonymous donor including this one. This only happened because I was public and posted about it. This is how they heard and what inspired them to join in. When you do good things, ALWAYS share about it and tell people how good it made you feel. This will inspire others to join you in doing good things. I am proud of the things I do and I want others to know they can also find and do things that make them feel proud as well. It is so much fun!
Emporia Gazette - Disc Golf for All: DDO players teach their sport to Hetlinger participants. Posted April 28, 2021
As the Dynamic Discs Open continues across the city of Emporia this week, a small group of volunteers spent time including an often forgotten part of the community in the disc golf celebration Tuesday morning. Scott Stokely — a 17-time world champion professional disc golfer and disc golf coach — and a few others who were in town for the event taught around 25 Hetlinger Developmental Services participants adaptive disc golf.

Santa Fe New Mexican - Disc golfer takes flyer on expanding sport’s reach. Posted October 16, 2018
Scott Stokely saw something missing from his clinics, and he set about fixing it. When Stokely, a 37-year competitor in disc golf (also known as Frisbee golf), began holding professional teaching clinics, he noticed that an important segment of his potential target audience was missing. “I would spend an hour talking to these professionals,” Stokeley said. “The problem was that it was excluding anybody who had autism or Down’s syndrome or who was a paraplegic or deaf or blind. It excluded a bunch of people.”
Read the full article https://www.santafenewmexican.com/sports/disc-golfer-takes-flyer-on-expanding-sport-s-reach/article_fe658419-d8e5-58ed-b8ec-975a6f0306c6.html
KMVT - Locals With Special Needs Try Disc Golf. Posted July 1, 2018
A retired professional disc golfer is giving back his time, teaching the sport he loves to those with special needs. "The goal is to introduce the best hobby in the world to not just special needs, to their families, so they can come out and enjoy, it's a free game to play. More importantly it's something the whole family can do together," Scott Stokely, a retired professional disc golfer explained.
KETK - Professional Disc Golfer Promoting ‘Blue Power’ Campaign In East Texas. Posted June 28, 2016
Disc golf has been called the fastest growing sport in the world as courses are springing up everywhere. Tuesday afternoon, a professional disc golfer made his way to East Texas, but not just to show off his throwing skills. Scott Stokely, a Colorado native, made a stop in Longview as part of his “Blue Power” campaign.
Times Record News - Champion Disc Golfer Wants To Reach Families With Special Needs. Posted June 28, 2016
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Scott Stokely, who will visit Wichita Falls Wednesday, is still a name in disc golf, having set the world record for distance throws in the 1990s. He was ahead of his time when he toured the country and competed with long-arching shots he could deliver both backhand and forehand (sidearm). Stokely could launch discs forever either way.
All Things Disc Golf - Scott Stokely Brings Blue Power Autism Awareness to Disc Golf Pro Tour. Posted January 6, 2016
For Scott Stokely, disc golf is more than just tournaments around the country. It is a chance to make a difference. Stokely, along with help from friends and family, has started the Blue Power autism awareness campaign. He’s taking time away from the tournament to invite participants into a conversation about autism and other disorders we all come across in our daily lives.
Read the full article https://allthingsdiscgolf.com/scott-stokely-brings-blue-power-autism-awareness-to-disc-golf-pro-tour
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