Miserable Weather Forces the Bella Vista Open to Change Locations to the JB Hunt Course in Springdale. - May 24th, 2011
As all of you are well aware of, there has been severe and deadly storms that have devistated our area. The Tornado in Joplin has been nothing short of horrific for so many. Flooding is happening all over the tri state area that include Miami, OK, the Lake Taney Como area in MO, and North West, AR (I'm sure there are more areas as well). The Bella Vista course has again flooded and unfortunately has caused the 4th Annual Lake Bella Vista Open to be moved to the JB Hunt course in Springdale.
We have received permission from the city of Springdale to hold the LBV Open at JB Hunt and are extremely thankful. We initially wanted to re-locate to the new course in Rogers, but due to flooding damage on that course as well, this was not an option. Players can anticipate the same type of event that the Disc Golf Monkey Crew puts on. Tourney discs, shirts, and great pay out will all be there!
There are only two main changes for this event. The change to the JB Hunt course is definitely the biggest. The other change is that we will be raising money to give to fellow golfers in Joplin, MO who have been effected by the tornado. I know for sure that Pat Wooley and Zack Jones have severe damage to there property. The details are still coming in, and I am in contact with both of them. There may be more that have been hurt in this storm as well. If you hear of any other golfers please let me know.
If you can and want to help, we are asking for donations for the raffle. We will be donating the proceeds to the two golfers above. If you would like to donate directly, you can do it via check made out to them or paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org (simply put "Tornado Relief Fund" in the message). A special thank you to Nathan Straz for his donation this morning all the way from Maine! If we all do a little, we can help a lot. All prayers are excepted! I would also like to thank Mike Solt of Mr. Discgolf for his help in this cause (You are the Man Mike)!
If you have questions about the event or the relief effort, please do not hesitate to call me at 417 818-7165 or email at email@example.com .
DIRECTIONS TO JB HUNT:
From the North: I 540 South exit Wagon Wheel rd. Turn Left to Wagon Wheel rd. Turn Left on Wagon Wheel rd. Turn Right on Silent Grove rd. park on Left just past water treatment plant.
From the South: I 540 North exit Wagon Wheel rd. Turn Right on Wagon Wheel rd. Turn Right on Silent Grove rd. park on Left just past water treatment plant.