I also would hate to fail to mention the entire team of volunteers that helped in this years Wide Open to make it work. Also the community at large in DG some of which have helped pull off the biggest event of its time, and the Worlds before that. Kansas City has hosted 3 world Championship events over the past 15 years, Part of the initial "super tour" series, then the inaugural "National Tour" series, and countless events and charitable efforts to bring Disc Golf to many parts of our community that wouldn't have been here if it weren't for the constant work behind the scenes that many do.
Many of these people don't read in here, and many will never get the thanks they deserve. A tradition of history though spreads throughout the community. Though some will join only once as a member and feel the need to leave to go do their own thing, one thing is certain, we all enjoy this sport and work to make it better where we can. Locally, , regionally, nationally, and internationally. You tell anyone as you travel that you are from Kansas City when you are out disc golfing, and the chances of them knowing someone from here is about 95%, their chances of knowing someone you know area about 75%. Try doing that in other city or area in the world.
We have great people here. We have Hall of Fame members from here and they consider KC home. We have opinionated brats (raising hand at self here) that fuel fires, but most of all, we all have a love for our sport, and we are truly blessed to be in a community that loves the sport as much as you do.
It is quite simple, KC Disc Golf is the best place in the world to play. Like it or not, you have places here near and dear to your heart. You will keep those memories always, and for that we are a positive impact on the community.
Thanks to all of you that help to support the sport!