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July 9, 2021
At Learnit, we believe in learning new ways of thinking so that we can feel inspired and be inspiring leaders for others. Amy Bockerstette - Collegiate Golfer and Disabilities Advocate, and Founder of the I Got This Foundation - is an exemplary leader, athlete, performer, and advocate of inclusion for people with disabilities. We are honored to sit down with Amy and her father Joe to hear Amy's story and discuss how we can all tap into our own 'superpowers' and employ self-confidence to accomplish incredible things!
All donations to this event will go directly to Amy's organization, the I Got This Foundation.
Amy Bockerstette is a collegiate golfer for Paradise Valley Community College and disabilities advocate with Down syndrome. She is the first person with Down syndrome to both receive an athletic scholarship to attend college and to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship.
For her many achievements, Amy has been awarded the Arizona High School Sports Moment of the Year Award, the Paradise Valley Community College Golden Puma Distinguished Leadership Award and the NJCAA Champions Award. Amy served as one of five Grand Marshals for the 2019 Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade and is currently a member of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
Amy continues to represent the I Got This Foundation, as a speaker and by attending various charity golf tournaments and fundraising events, where she advocates for inclusion and for people with disabilities.
On January 29, 2019 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s Dream Day on the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, Amy Bockerstette demonstrated to the golfing world what a determined athlete with self-confidence and a positive attitude can achieve. While playing with PGA Tour players Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar during a Tuesday practice round, Amy hit the par 3 tee shot 117 yards into a greenside bunker, splashed her sand shot to within 10 feet of the pin, and made her par putt in front of a roaring crowd. The I Got This Foundation was born out of this moment, which was captured on video by the PGA Tour and has since gone viral, receiving more than 51 million views on various platforms. The mission of the I Got This Foundation is to provide golf instruction and playing opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
To donate, click here.
To see Amy playing with Gary Woodman at the Phoenix Open, click here!