The Winter Blast benefitting Freedom’s Rest - Dec 10th, 2018
The Winter Blast Disc Golf tournament is this Saturday in Ozark, MO. This event form the beginning has benefited the Christian County Family Crisis Center also known as Freedom’s Rest. Freedom’s Rest is a Women’s Shelter providing food, shelter, and many other avenues of support for women and children escaping abuse. Each year this tournament has grown in popularity and with the growth the donations to Freedom’s Rest have steadily increased as well.
Last year, by popular demand, the event was sanctioned as a PDGA C Tier and the mulligans were removed. Because the mulligans were one of the major ways of raising money, we now simply take out $10 (the previous cost of the mulligans) from then entry and donate it to Freedom’s Rest. This year the event is again registered and sanctioned with the PDGA as a charity event. In addition to the $10 donation, there will also be a Raffle with the proceeds being given to the charity. Similar to the Ice Bowl entries there is a 5 cans of food (or cleaning supplies) or a $5 donation added to registration price. These items are much appreciated by Freedoms Rest and can be used any time.
With your entry each player will receive a custom Tour disc, a choice of a tour towel or clipboard, and a smaller item. If you can not attend and want to support by donating any way, you may pay the entry and still receive a players pack. Each player will have the opportunity to take part in a fun added feature to this event that is called the Turkey Trott game. Grubaugh Park is a shorter course and allows for lots of birdies if you are on. If a player can get 3 birdies in a row (a turkey) this allows one throw at a CTP for each. The CTP winners are then given a Turkey or Ham provided by several different sponsors.
This year there will be a spider Monkey Trap given away in the raffle along with many other prizes. If any of you have items that you would like to donate to the raffle it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you want to help with bringing a turkey or ham or extra food or supplies please bring them. All items are usually delivered to Freedom’s Rest the day of the event.
As we enter the Christmas season we hope you will show your support one last time in 2018. Wear your thermos, don’t forget your gloves, Jackets, boots, and hand warmers and come get a few more PDGA points before this season ends. I like to think of this as a bonus event allowing one last chance of the year to play with your buddies, get a few points and support an awesome cause.
See you in Ozark!