The Boy Scouts of America’s Pine Tree District, which covers the Brainerd lakes area, will host a public disc golf fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Brainerd’s Lum Park.
The event, sponsored by disc golf manufacturer Discraft, will be divided into two distinct components: a disc golf tutorial from 11 a.m. to noon and a tournament from 1-5 p.m. The educational component, where anyone interested in the sport can learn how to play, is being made possible by a local league, the Fly-By Disc Golf League.
To help ease new players into this low-cost outdoor activity, those who register and pay online by the end of March will receive two Discraft discs popular with beginners.
The second half of the event, the tournament, will commence after an hour-long “free play” session around Lum Park’s disc golf course. This hour was designed as both an opportunity for new players to test what they’ve learned and for tournament participants to warm up before they start competing for prizes.
Those who register for the tournament portion and pay online by the end of March will receive a special-edition Discraft disc that is only available at special events such as this.
Each half of the event costs $20, and all proceeds benefit area Scouts. Those interested in both components will pay $35 and still get all three free discs if they register and pay by the end of March.
Register to play at http://tinyurl.com/playdiscgolf.