The David Martínez Scholarship
In 2021, Ultimate Without Borders awarded it's first scholarship to Lucia Pinzon, a trailblazing student, ultimate player, and community leader from Coclé, Panama. In 2016, Lucia was chosen to represent her community at a UWB leadership camp, and she has continued to volunteer and spread her passion for ultimate frisbee ever since. With the UWB scholarship, Lucia was able to purchase a new laptop computer to help continue her university education remotely. Lucia is studying Agricultural Engineering, and she hopes to graduate in 2023.
"I want to thank you all so much for this help and thank all the other people who were part of this. I don't have the words to thank you or to express how happy I am. This computer is going to help me so much with my studies, as before it was so difficult doing everything on my phone. I send you all a big hug and thank you again!
The UWB scholarship is provided with support from our donors, and is given in memory of UWB youth leader David Martínez who passed away in 2019. David's enthusiasm, kindness and spirit continues to lift us up and encourage us to pursue our dreams and stay positive.
“What has helped me the most, at work, at school and at home, is positivity. At the frisbee camps and in practice, this has always been something that has helped me a lot. I have seen changes within myself, in my teammates, in my parents, and in my community also. I have learned so much from frisbee.”
– David Martínez
In memory of David Martínez.