Boy Scouts to host disc golf fundraiser May 4
District, which covers the Brainerd Lakes Area, will host a public disc
golf fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4, at Brainerd’s Lum Park.
golf is so fun, I even play in below-zero weather,” said Nate
Phillipps, the Brainerd-based Boy Scouts district executive who came up
with the all-ages public fundraiser idea. “It’s a good opportunity to
get outdoors, for both youth and adults.”
The May 4 event,
sponsored by disc golf manufacturer Discraft, will be divided into twocomponents: a disc golf tutorial from 11 a.m. to noon and a tournamentfrom 1 to 5 p.m. The educational component, where anyone interested inthe sport can learn how to play, is being made possible by an area discgolf league.
“The Fly-By Disc Golf League has helped out withdisc golf instruction in Aitkin’s Fit City program for the past twoyears and is looking forward to teaching in Brainerd,” said GregFagereng, who runs the league. “Disc golf is for everyone, young andold alike; we hope to see new faces.”
To help ease new playersinto this low-cost outdoor activity, those who register and pay onlineby the end of March will receive two Discraft discs popular withbeginners.
The second half of the event, the tournament, willcommence after an hour-long “free play” session around Lum Park’s discgolf course. This hour was designed as both an opportunity for newplayers to test out everything they’ve learned and for tournamentparticipants to warm up before they start competing for prizes.
“Eventhose who are new to the sport have much to gain from competing in thetournament portion of the fundraiser,” said Matt Perrine, the event’stournament director. “Simply playing alongside more experienced discgolfers is invaluable when it comes to learning the sport. Plus, mostdisc golfers are more than generous when it comes to sharing theirdiscs, and trying out fresh plastic is always a ton of fun.”
Thosewho register for the tournament portion and pay online by the end ofMarch will receive a special-edition Discraft disc that is onlyavailable at special events such as this.
Each half of the eventcosts $20, and all proceeds benefit area Scouts. Those interested inboth components pay only $35 and still get all three free discs if theyregister and pay by the end of March. Interested persons may registerto play today at http://tinyurl.com/playdiscgolf. For more informationabout the event, visit http://tinyurl.com/boyscoutsdiscgolf or contactNate Phillipps, Boy Scouts of America district executive, at715-431-0189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.