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 23rd 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 on Oct 12th.