Thursday, August 13, 2009

By The Bottle Opener 2009 Disc Golf Challenge - Newbies, beginners wanted, no skills required!

In By The Bottle's recent support of Leverich Park, and in recognition of their many Disc Golf customers, they are hosting "The First Annual By the Bottle Opener 2009 Disc Golf Challenge." This is a charity event to support the maintenance of Leverich Park.

Sorry disc pros, this isn't a PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) tournament, in fact, beginners, newbies, and all ages are encouraged to come out and learn how to play.

They have an awesome day planned of disc golf with beervana prizes for longest drive, closest to the basket, and the winning foursome. After disc play, there will be lunch and a huge raffle with a guaranteed win for each player included in your green fee. Any additional purchased tickets will also benefit Leverich Park. The awards ceremony will wrap things up.

Even if you don't want to disc golf, you can still plan your own BBQ or picnic! The park is quite beautiful with a woodsy feel in some places, and open play areas in others. If you are golfing, other enjoyable amenities for family members while you're playing the field include playground equipment, a very large covered shelter with two fireplaces, picnic tables, rest rooms, and safe extensive hiking & biking trails.

Vancouver Parks & Recreation did an amazing job renovating this area. What was once a park in question is now a beautiful, flourishing center of activity. The introduction of disc golf to the community also provides the many positive things that also define this up and coming sport: fun, family recreation, fitness, nature, affiliation, and friendship.

When: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Where: Leverich Park, Vancouver, WA, just north of 39th Street and just east of I-5
Time: 9:30am to approximately 3:00 pm
Green fee: $20.00 includes disc play for 12 holes, one raffle ticket for a guaranteed prize, lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, good times

To sign-up:
Call By The Bottle at 360-696-0012, then stop by with your $20 green fee in cash, check, or money order. Sorry, no debit or credit can be accepted for this charity event. There are only 48 spots available. Paying your green fee is the only thing that secures your spot. Your fee may also be mailed to By the Bottle, PO Box 61926, Vancouver, WA 98666.

Your fee must be at By the Bottle by 9pm, Saturday, September 5th.

Approximate Schedule of Events:
9:30am arrival for those seeking disc instruction, tips, and practice
10:00am-10:30am registration
10:30- 1:30pm, disc play
1:30pm-3pm, lunch, raffles, awards ceremony

Other ways to get involved:
Your time - Volunteers are needed. You will receive a free By the Bottle T-shirt. Volunteers will be required the entire day and will perform various duties from set-up to clean-up, and must be able to walk the entire course.

$25 Hole Sponsorships:
This is a really cool way to get involved that's not terribly expensive. There are 12 holes that are up for grabs. Sponsor one yourself or ask your employer for a donation or another business owner you may know. Call By The Bottle at 360-696-0012.

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