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.