November 16, 2022 | Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico | Laura Marrero and Inter-American Division News
Montemorelos University will soon sport a new recreational activity on its property for students, faculty and the surrounding community, thanks to a recent agreement signed by the Adventist institution’s leaders and the Disc Golf Monterrey organization.
The agreement, signed on Nov. 8, 2022, will see Disc Golf course equipment installed in the university’s “Ojo de Agua” Recreation Park next to the main campus. Disc Golf is a sport that emerged in the 1970s as a variation of the traditional golf sport. Players throw a disc at a target usually played on a course with 9 or 18 baskets, using rules similar to golf. Players seek to complete each hole in the lowest number of total throws.
There are 8,500 disc golf fields in the world and the International Olympic Committee during its 128th session in 2015, gave full recognition to the world flying disc federation.“We know that Montemorelos University is concerned about health and this is one more opportunity it is offering us to do this physical and recreative activity,” said Dr. Edson Francisco Valles, representative of Disc Golf Monterrey, during the signing ceremony. The university, he said, “is making history at a national level because it will become the first higher education institution in Mexico with a Disc Golf field.”
The field is the third disc golf field established in Nuevo Leon State, after the disc golf fields at the Rufino Tamallo Park and the Fundidora Park, both located in Monterrey.
“This is about promoting sports, the culture of our healthy lifestyle, and it is a great opportunity to offer another option to students and employees to practice sports in the midst of nature,” said Dr. Rocío González, legal representative of Montemorelos University before the signing.The agreement on behalf of both parties states that the Disc Golf Monterrey organization will provide and install the necessary equipment for the execution of the sports. The 18-basket field is scheduled to be completed in January 2023.
The university will be in charge of the promotion and training of the sport on campus and will establish a schedule of activities for the organized practice of the sport, leaders said.
“We are very happy because the sport is becoming better known and there are more players involved,” said Eduardo Tamez, vice president of Disc Golf Monterrey. “It is a healthy and family oriented sport, promotes comradeship, and a social and healthier lifestyle which in turn contributes to society’s well-being.”
The agreement contract was signed for a two-year period and will be eligible for renewal if both parties decide.
To learn more about Montemorelos University and its initiatives and activities, visit um.edu.mx