KC Juniors Open-Oct 1st at Fox Hill
Here is an old post from last year. Price is $10 for Singles and $15 for Doubles.
For those folks that are new to disc golf, this event is not geared for just the competitive golfer. I had someone ask me what this event is all about and I wanted folks to know that we are providing an opportunity for kids to play tournament golf that is geared exclusively for juniors, but any skill level is encouraged to play. You have to start somewhere and this is the event for your kids. With 5 different age divisions and the top 3 in each division prizing out, your chances to prize out are promising. Plus all players will win something disc golf related from the raffle. So here is the scoop. Where else can you play in an event that you receive a tourney disc, a lunch, raffle ticket, ROF (in the past we hooked it up here as well), CTP, and a chance to prize out all for the price a $10 entry fee? Sounds crazy, but with the help of many great sponsors we are able to pull off an exceptional players pack for a super low price. We want to thank our sponsors Dynamic Discs, KCFDC and Innova for making this event be so special. Our goal is to keep the price affordable in order to attract juniors that might have only played in PE at school or occasionally with dad.
Most importantly, a majority of the event proceeds are donated to United Way. Bill Lentz, the Fox Hill pe teacher and tourney co-director's goal every year is to raise $300 for United Way. Fox Hill has hosted a Frisbee tournament and disc golf event in KC for numerous years and we hope to continue growing this event and raising money for United Way. The flyer states that is the 3rd annual KC Juniors Open, but this event started as a frisbee and hula hoop event fundraiser for United Way is one of the longest frisbee events in KC's rich history going steady for 25 years.
25 years later ... Here is a little history of Fox Hill disc golf and the doubles event. Fox Hill's first PE teacher was Coach Duane Hall. He started up a disc golf double tournament 22 years, back in 1991. Coach Hall brought the event to Fox Hill from his former school, so the exact number of years is not known at this point. Every year the event has raised funds for United Way. The event has always cost $10 with all proceeds going to United Way. It is believed that this event has raised between $5,000-$8,000 dollars over the last 22 years. Coach Hall used the resources that he had available in supply closet, like so many PE teachers. He made targets using cones, hula hoops, and homemade PVC flagsticks.
Enter Coach Bill Lentz in 1995. Bill picked up the tradition and continued to promote disc sports, disc golf, and ran the doubles event. Folks have attended this event over the years to spend quality family time together, get some exercise, and raise funds for United Way. Players did not complain about the types of baskets, the players pack, or the course set up. They were simply out to have fun and huck some plastic.
Bill and I have been friends since we met at the Missouri Cupstacking Championship 11 years ago and he contacted me several years back about getting a disc golf course. When we walked the land for the first time, I did not want to tell him how expensive it was going to be to clear all that land, grade it, seed it, spray it etc, but he remained optimistic. Several years later, much to my amazement, Bill made Fox Hill a reality. With thousand of dollars donated, thousands in machinery hours donated, thousand in time given by Messengers lawn care workers, Eagle Scout projects planned and finished, KCFDC work days, Steve Dresser running his skid, we now have a real course to continue the legacy of Coach Duane Hall's doubles event.
Fox Hill Doubles will now be held for the 25th year and Kansas City will be getting a quality Juniors event that will coincide with the longest running doubles event in Kansas City. Don't miss out....... come out and join us for a fun filled family day of disc sports at the Kansas City Juniors Open...