Originally Posted by ski2man
That would be you guys
I'm part of MCDG. I live in Shelton but teach in Belfair.
And my thought was a fundraiser at Shelton Springs...maybe around Ice Bowl time? I dunno...just a thought...we need more tournaments there and it sounds like it could get a lot of $.
Just not sure how to go about it, if people would be willing since the school is not in Shelton...etc etc.
Also, the school does not have the BEST area for interesting holes, but we are talking about a course for beginning elementary students...not us.
Basically, I'm really up in the air about this and trying to figure out feasibility and such first.
I really think that contacting MCDG and starting dialogue about your idea is going to be key in your area. You're absolutely right about Shelton Springs being tournament-ready. And all of the tournament experiences there are positive because of the amount of man-hours and organizing done by the Club. That said, someone who had a goal in mind AND was willing to offer their services/hours would be invaluable.
The E.D.G.E. program is something worth looking into. I know MCDG has looked into it for the schools in their area. I think that Disc Golf in grade schools doesn't necessarily equate into installing a course. That may be an end product, but I think getting a Disc Golf curriculum introduced in the P.E. classes is the first step (then an after-school program, etc.). Who knows? It may lead to a added interest in Disc Golf among the adults in North Mason County, which may lead to a permanent course up there. Really, the possibilities are endless. But, I will say from experience, it so much worthwhile to attempt something like this with a group that is organized. Belfair is surrounded by two well-organized and welcoming Clubs, MCDG and WSDGA.
One more thing. You are not alone. Your vision is a shared vision. Most Disc Golfers would love to see more courses, and more people enjoying this great sport. I think that a fundraising tournament that benefits this community, in ANY way, would be embraced.
I would pm ----> Skookum or Maco Capo