Originally Posted by sillybizz
They don't call him "Killa" for nothing!
yeesh... I might have shaved that morning had I known that I'd later be speaking in front of a community meeting with Disc Golf plastered on my chest, let alone getting photographed and published online.
My experience with this meeting could be described as a rollercoaster of emotion that seems to have levelled out on a high. I think I speak for many attendees of the meeting in saying that I was initially disappointed to learn that this $3mil Westcrest Park renovation project is allocated to the wide open area in the NW of the park, but now I'm aware of several new things that make the big picture a lot more optimistic: (1) Keith was aware of the limited scope of this project, and he knew that disc golf may not factor much into it, (2) he has already applied for at least one (several?) sizeable grant to fund the installation of a new course somewhere
in King County yet to be determined, and Westcrest Park (specifically the forested areas) is one of the best potential locations for a new Seattle course, (3) by showing up to that meeting in droves, we got the attention of many Westcrest neighbors and parks people, and made it clear that a large constituency would like to see disc golf in the future considerations for that park, and finally (4) by heeding the designer's pleas to "think outside our disc golf box" and fully participating in all aspects in the meeting, we left favorable impressions of disc golf with many people who may be helpful in our future efforts to get a course in the unused forested sections of Westcrest.
Huge thanks to everyone who showed up; it is absolutely commendable to take time out of your day (especially a gorgeous Saturday like that!) and contribute, even if only a little bit, to a cause you love and believe in.