The Cordell Jamison Foundation
The Cordell Jamison Foundation
With all the stresses of day to day life, sometimes young people just want to do something fun and so do a lot of adults. Right now, our area has a void when it comes to opportunities that are fun and affordable. Life has been good to us and we want to give back. We grew up in Barren County, we attended school here, played sports and made lifelong friends. It is this community that helped shape us and will do the same for our children and many more.
Our love of community and our desire to invest in our hometown is why we formed The Cordell Jamison Foundation.
Aimed at taking action to address issues, our foundation’s first project was the creation of an 18 hole disc golf course in Glasgow.
Not only is this course free to the public, it is a safe place for people to have fun and create memories.
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. There are around 300,000 people that play every year, 75,000 of them being registered PDGA (Pro Disc Golf Association). Our course will join the over 6,500 courses across the country.
The Cordell Jamison Foundation was created by local Glasgow natives Cord Glass and Brock Johnson.
From Cord - "Brock and I both spent the majority of our young life right here in Glasgow. More specifically, right here in Gorin Park where we plan to start our journey with our Foundation. I started playing baseball when I was just 3 years old, and it began on the small tee ball field at Gorin Park. When I was 6, I moved up to the pitching machine field at Gorin Park once more. Once I got to middle school and high school, I returned back to play at Richardson Stadium, also located in Gorin Park. It was due to the availability of this park and this community that I was able to achieve a baseball scholarship at Berea College. It's only fitting that I return to the place that I spent so many years to hopefully afford a new opportunity for young people to achieve their dreams like I did. Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports there is. There is seemingly a new tournament every weekend paying out thousands of dollars to the winners. There's even several professionals who have signed multi-million dollar contracts to represent the sport. I'm hopeful that one day, someone has an opportunity to be in that very position due to the opportunities we provide with The Cordell Jamison Foundation. "
From Brock - "Growing up playing baseball in the parks of Glasgow, KY and eventually playing high school baseball at Richardson Stadium at Gorin Park, and like Cord stated above I, too was able to achieve a baseball scholarship to Lackawanna College and then transferred to Cleveland State Community College after my first year. After college I began traveling the country playing slow pitch softball. Although my time as a ballplayer has dwindled, I found disc golf as a way to remain active as well as have a good time while playing. So as an advocate of the sport, I had a vision that I brought up to Cord about trying to design and build our own disc golf course right here in Glasgow. I hope that one day we can keep growing the sport as well as providing opportunities to our youth in this community with The Cordell Jamison Foundation."
The Cordell Jamison Foundation mission is to grow communities through partnerships, engagement and individual support.
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Small town kids making a big difference