Grand Opening of Disc Golf Course at CSUSM, Apr. 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

The official grand opening of the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Disc Golf Course will be held in a ribbon cutting ceremony from 11:30am-1:oo pm on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Forum Plaza located near the Kellogg Library.

Disc golf, like traditional golf, is a game where the objective is to advance to the target with as few strokes (or throws) possible. Instead of using clubs and a ball, a flying disc is released toward the target which is a standing basket. The sport can be played individually or as a group.

CSUSM Campus Recreation, led by Director Hugo Lecomte, chose construction of the course as its primary project this year. ASI is a student run 501(c)3 organization that oversees many of the student life organizations on campus. 

"As a University actively engaged in the life of our students and the community we serve, the new disc golf course will serve our goal of making CSUSM a destination location for those seeking a positive environment for recreation," said Lecomte, noting that on-campus recreational activities are contributing factors to student success, providing exercise, opportunities for socializing and a stronger sense of home for students.

In addition to recreational use, the course will provide opportunities for both the College of Education and the Kinesiology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences to conduct pedagogical instruction. 

The no fee course will also be open to community members who can play the course as it winds through campus. Several of the holes on the upper campus will be accessible for players in wheelchairs. The disc golf course at CSUSM will be the first at any southern California college or university.

The campaign to purchase equipment and pay for installation of the disc golf course was generously given a strong kick-off by a number of private and corporate donors including the San Diego Aces, the local affiliate organization of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and Innova Disc Sports in October of 2009.

What: Grand opening of CSUSM's new disc golf course, a no fee course that will be open to the community.

When: April 14, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Forum Plaza, located near the Kellogg Library, CSUSM, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos

Why: To provide additional recreational opportunities for students and the community as well as provide the College of Education and the Kinesiology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences the opportunity to conduct pedagogical instruction.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.