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Forest Park may host Disc Golf Tourney

Sunday, January 13, 2013

If a local disc golf club can get its insurance situation straightened out, Forest Park will host a disc golf tournament in February.

During the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board meeting, members of the Crossroads Disc Golf Club asked for permission to host a tournament at Forest Park Saturday, Feb. 16.

The club is calling the tournament the "Blizzard In The Forest," disc golf tournament.

According to club representatives, the tourney is to be a fundraiser for the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry.

According to Tournament Director Jerod Stultz, signups for the event would take place from 8-9:30 a.m., Feb. 16, with the first round tee-off set for 10 a.m.

Stultz said there would be two rounds of 18-plus holes and there would be a custom stamped disc for each participant.

Stultz said the club expected to host at least 40 golfers at the event.

Club members said the goal was to raise at least $800 for the pantry. In addition, the representatives said they believed having the tournament at Forest Park would help the local economy by drawing in other disc golfers.

The tournament, according to the club members, was being set up as part of the Western Indiana Frozen Fundraiser Series (WIFFS), which they said also planned several other charity events, including tourneys in Avon, Mooresville, Crawfordsville, Rockville and Terre Haute.

Stultz said the event was also to be sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA).

In a statement provided by the club members, they asked for permission for the event to be covered by the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board insurance.

However, Board President Ruthann Jeffries explained to the club members they would not be able to use the parks' insurance, but rather, would have to have their own insurance on file with Brazil city officials.

Jeffries said anyone hosting an event at Forest Park is required to have their own insurance with the City of Brazil listed as a co-insurer.

The club members then stated they intended to check with the PDGA regarding insurance and planned to meet with the board by its next meeting, set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, only four days before the tournament is tentatively scheduled.

Despite the insurance situation, all four board members said they were looking forward to hosting the tournament. Board member Linda Messmer motioned to allow the club to host the tournament provided it get the appropriate insurance coverage. The board voted 4-0 on the measure.

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as always,dictator jefferies wont allow anyone to use forest park for anything.when is she going to resign,apparently she has something shes holding over the heads of brazil to keep this position.

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 12:16 AM

If they go through with this, unclegrabby will have to get a new pooper scooper to pick up after his dogs. Will the disc golfers have to pay for that too?

-- Posted by MS660 on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 5:22 AM

Forest Park may hold disc golf tourney.

Forest Park may be sight of UFO landing.

Forest Park may be ripped from the earth and hurdled into the deepest recesses of outer space.

Forest Park may be the sight of the future stadium that houses the Chicago Bears.

Pretend news is fun!

-- Posted by Mr_S on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 2:57 PM

Yeah, that made sense???

-- Posted by MS660 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 10:05 AM

I wasn't sure I would care much for disc golf, but the kids and I have played several times and really enjoy it. Forest Park has reconfigured its course and it's alot of fun. Now chasing a disc around the park in February is more dedication that I have. :)

-- Posted by brazilian on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 11:39 AM

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