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Not going to turn down a  good volunteer. I just called the P&R and yes it is still on. 

Great quotes from CD Steiner in corresponding about the Indep Sports Expo.

#1  "I didn't know what sort of setup you garnered for us? We'll be kicking the basketball freethrow contest's collective butt!! Thanks for jumping on this!"

#2 "Can we sell or raffle ... to raise money for Indep P&R or KCFDC? Or my retirement?"

#3  "I have bunches of t-shirts in my closet that need a new home - many are like-new. Size doesn't   matter, but most will fit the regular-sized kids"

Which one is best?

Barter Town / Re: Discs for sale or trade:
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:38:46 PM »
Those attending Ice Bowl have likely already contributed to the charity by purchasing a package. I see nothing wrong with trading plastic at Ice Bowl, and doubt anyone is going to be excited about getting used discs as a CTP prize.

Not arguing about trading plastic at the ice bowl, just wanting to have some swag to give away to some kids.  Nothing different than what so many of us do already when we take out your beginner friends to play the first time.

Since the KCFDC is becoming a 501-3C, it is imperative to increase our community involvement and we need additional volunteer work besides manual labor for work days.  We have a great opportunity to promote awareness to our sport and to our club on Jan 22nd and Jan 29th.  This is a great way to generate interest for our sport, promote the ICE BOWL(our best fund-raising event), promote our courses, leagues, and possibly meet future sponsors for our events.  These are the type of grass roots efforts that are necessary in the attempt to make disc golf more mainstream and build our base. Generating interest will not only bring in new blood to our club, but it will bring us a youth movement. 

The club has been asked by both cities to have a booth at their youth sports expos.  We need some folks to volunteer.  This is a really simple chance to give back.  This the second time for us in Blue Springs and i believe this will be the first at the expo in Independence.  Independence would be an ideal location for a course, especially since their rival cities/parks depts BS and LS currently have courses.  It often times takes years to get the parks depts on board, but us making a strong presence will only aid us in the future (man i sound like Jack ;D).

The first youth sports expo  will be held in Independence.
Saturday January 22, 1-4 pm
Truman Memorial Building
 416 West Maple, Independence

The second event will be held in Blue Springs.
Saturday January 29th, 9am-1pm
Adams Point Conference Center
1500 NE Coronado Drive

In addition, we would like to have the kids take part in a disc activity like putting.  Last year we had some discs to give away to our various age division winners.  Plus BS donated frisbees and we handed them out as folks stopped by our booth.  If you have any plastic that you were thinking about trading, or it is collecting dust, or is too light, we would love to have it.   Last year we also tried to set up a tv and wii so if anyone has any cool ideas let's hear em!

PM if you are able to help us out. 


Barter Town / Re: Discs for sale or trade:
« on: January 13, 2011, 11:58:07 AM »
That is a great idea Sean.  I would like to take that idea and go a little further.  The KCFDC has a booth at two youth sports expos Jan 22 and 29.  How about  donating some plastic to that for giveaways for putting contests?   I know people have stuff they do not want.  Even if it is to heavy it would be cool for kids to walk out and have something in their hands. 

Found and Lost / Re: TImko green DD disc
« on: January 01, 2011, 05:48:15 PM »
Someone either fished it out or it miraculously floated up when the ice was freezing. 

Isn't it great when you get a lost and forgotten friend back? 

Found and Lost / TImko green DD disc
« on: December 29, 2010, 01:11:38 PM »
Timko, i hope that you appreciate my daring rescue of your disc at Young park.   I carefully/foolishly went out onto the ice and rescued your disc.  It was partly frozen into the ice but i managed to get it out.  Having the ponds frozen over sure makes you go for it on 7 and 10, especially 10.  I love throwing that hole with the ice becuase you can go wide left or straight at it over the ice.

« on: December 29, 2010, 01:07:02 PM »
We choked.

But the same thing will happen to KU in bball.  They will be favored and have a high seed tourney time and they will have a similar result during March Madness.

Smithville / Re: All Things Beaver...
« on: December 02, 2010, 01:11:30 PM »
I'd watch ot for scrub bush.  ;)

Chainsaw work for a scrubby beaver bush?  That sounds fierce.

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:47:24 PM »
I agree with you Dick and it might be a bad risk with the weather.  However, it has been a mild winter so far. 

Smithville and the future Blue Valley are looking to be great future sites.   ;D   Three courses  would make this so much easier for you Jack  ; :D 

Regardless of my dicey ideas,i will be there to help you Jack

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:35:04 PM »
Keep it simple. Folks show up at Rosey and play one round, teeing off no later than 10:30.

Only problem is you can't get 400 tee'd off by 10:30

I agree that 400 players cannot be teed of before 10:30. I would say the most that could be teed off would be around 150.....
starting at 7:00 with a fivesome going off every 7 minutes would be 150 players teed off by 10:30. No wonder there is always such a cluster... ;D

What about using the DU with tee times?  You say 150 folks by 10:30 Tom, well then with the DU in play you have 300 players accounted for.  How many people want to play on Saturday? Will 100 people want to play on Saturday?  I guess that is a question that needs more attention.  I get why the DU can be dicey but it is still a great option. 

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 01, 2010, 04:36:53 PM »
Keep it simple. Folks show up at Rosey and play one round, teeing off no later than 10:30. The top 8 scores play a final 9 round for the title in the afternoon. Everyone else either follows the two cards and partys in a gallery, or plays mini and partys, or does the CTP thing and partys, and eat, drink and be merry.

Tom makes some good points.  It would be a new and exciting format to have a huge gallery following the top cards at the ICE BOWL.  It would be like the ultimate beer league with the gallery heckling and cheering.

 What about a finals round on Sunday that can only be played by those players that played in the more serious round on Saturday.  Let all those who want to experience the ICE BOWL madness like in prior years play on Sunday and only play one round.  When their round is over they get to hang out, play mini, socialize, drink, eat and be merry.  We could have tee times for sale and everyone else just waits their turn.  Selling tee times would be another revenue generator.  Tom suggested a 10:30 mandatory tee time and that should give enough time for at least a final 9 with the top cards from Sat .

We could always use the down under for the masses of players on Sunday.  I played the down under last year and it was a great time and no major backups.   

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 01, 2010, 12:39:24 PM »
Would it be better to have the party on a Saturday?  I have heard many folks say they wish the party was on a Saturday due to work the next day.  Many people like to chill on Sunday or have family time, church etc.  I am all about splitting the event up to two days though.

Have we ever done a can food drive?  Bring in 3 cans of food and get a discount, or a raffle ticket.  Since we will be 501 3c maybe find a company that would match can for can donatations. 

I think KC is all about getting together.  Splitting up the ice bowl onto different may not be welcome after we have had such great success handling the event at one course. 

General Banter / Re: Sunday night glow?
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:55:33 AM »
Jay and i played  over 2 rounds yesterday so he was putting in some overtime by heading back out in the dark. 

Congrats on the ace!

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Shelter
« on: November 11, 2010, 04:22:53 PM »
The next project is to get some benches installed.  The parks dept offered to build them and there has been some talk that the KCFDC will donate some funds  to help purchase some.  Those details will be worked out later.   They can build the benches in house at a fraction of the cost it takes to buy them.  I would assume by the quality of work demonstarted at Yound so far, that  their benches would  likely be of similiar quality. 

I would still like to get some directional stones/markers throughout the course to help new players navigate.  After that Young should be as complete as it can be according to the grant specifications. 

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