Friday, May 11, 2012

Disc golf club to hold $5k Mom's Day fundraiser

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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Add disc golf to the list of reasons to get out to one of Indianapolis' parks to enjoy the afternoon. While disc golf may have a reputation for its members being hippies or college kids, the diverse membership of the not-for-profitIndianapolis Disc Golf Club is remarkable; the club is open and welcoming to everyone, from lawyers to city officials, and dentists to teachers to retired FBI agents. The average age is 35-45 and the club currently has over 70 members.

The club plays each Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Washington Park (30th and Dearborn Streets), regardless of conditions; more than 50 people show up on any given week. It costs $10 to play - $7 goes back out (as in, you could end up winning the pool at the end of the game), and the rest goes toward the club (they're fully insured, so, if you, hit a car with a disc or hurt yourself, the club is covered). The club is also dedicated to keeping the park in order. IDGC meets for specific clean-up days for maintenance and general up-keep for four local disc golf courses. (Course locations and descriptions can be found on their website).

It's been a while since any new equipment has been purchased or installed at Washington Park, so the IDGC is holding a tournament at Sahm Park in Castleton on Mother's Day (May 13) to raise $5,000 to revitalize the Washington Park course and buy new equipment for club members. Sign-up is at 9:30am; it's $25 to play: $20 goes toward the new equipment, and $5 goes toward prizes. There are two rounds with a break at lunch, but participants need not play the entire tournament.

IDGC is hoping to get some local businesses to donate and sponsor the event. They're also making a donation to Gleaners Food Bank from funds raised, with the hope that individuals and businesses will designate funds beyond those intended for the IDGC to Gleaners. The IDGC is currently sponsored by The Basket Case but members are on the outlook for more local sponsors. More information about upcoming events is available on the Circle City Acers Facebook page, and by visiting the IDGC website.

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