This year's tournament will be held Saturday, July 14 from 8 am to approximately 4 pm at Stuart Nelson Park in Paducah. To register, visit discgolfunited.com. Registration closes on July 4 at midnight – that’s today folks – so get on it!
The fun event has 80 slots available, and it usually sells out! Westside Discs is providing 100 dry-fit t-shirts for the participants and they’ll be opportunities to win swag and discs.
This year's schedule is as follows:
Registration 8 - 8:45 am
Players meeting 9 am
First round tee-off 9:30 am
Lunch is provided around 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Paducah Bank will be there with the “Wow Wagon.
Second round 1:30 - 3 pm
Prizes & Raffles 3:30 - 4 pm
NEW this year!
Virginia Hawthorne is the Tournament Director for Paducah’s Throw Pink event. “This year the tournament will increase the size of the field by adding two temporary holes and playing 20 holes the first round,” she told me. "The second round we will split the divisions and play 10 holes. This will allow us to increase registration by eight people as well as shorten the day by hopefully about an hour. It can be a long day and this will help out our folks coming with babysitters."
The Cause - Lourdes Foundation Women's Services
Last year, the event raised $3,600 for Lourdes Foundation Women's Services. Their goal this year is to raise $6,000 towards the foundation's fight against breast cancer. For more information about the event and registration, contact Virginia Hawthorne at 270.845.1234.
Sponsored by Westside Discs, Throw Pink was founded in 2013 to get women outdoors and playing while simultaneously fighting illnesses that target women such as breast cancer. The organization focuses on women’s health and specifically ending breast cancer. The organization believes that “recreation is a basic need like food, shelter, water, and love. Play more than recharges our batteries; it re-creates us.
Disc golf is a very popular sport in our region and we have numerous courses to play on. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®." In the 1970s, the sport was formalized and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of several disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole®, an elevated metal basket. For more information contact the Professional Disc Golf Association at pdga.com