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Local disc golfers help raise money for food bank

Disc golf, which puts its own unique twist on the sport of golf, has even become popular with people in the Wiregrass. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Disc golf, which puts its own unique twist on the sport of golf, has even become popular with people in the Wiregrass. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
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The sport of disc golf has become a hot commodity across the nation.

Disc golf, which puts its own unique twist on the sport of golf, has even become popular with people in the Wiregrass.

“We started Wiregrass Area Disc Golf Club and within three months to four months, we have about 90 playing members,” said Fanatix Disc Golf owner Phil Chalker.

Fanatix Disc Golf held its first Par 2 Disc Golf tournament on Saturday aimed at bringing new players into the sport, but there was a much bigger reason for the event. All the proceeds raised from the tournament went towards helping the Wiregrass Area Food Bank.

“At the food bank, we try to do fundraisers that incorporate everybody, because the food bank belongs to the community so we want to be community supported,” said Wiregrass Food Bank Development Director Julie Gonzalez. “We feel like in order to do that we need to have a variety of events so people can participate.”

The summer months are normally a time where the food bank sees a decrease in donations and Gonzalez noted how this tournament happened at just the right time.

“This is very timely, because going into the summer months there are so many people that go on vacation who normally do fundraisers and food drives for us and this actually when we have the most need,” said Gonzalez. “Events like this in the summer are very important, because they help us keep the food bank stocked so we never go through a period where we don’t have food to give out.”

The two groups are hoping that this can become an annual event and be even bigger in years to come.

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