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May 25, 2011 1:26 PM by Stephanie Collins

Raising money for local charities with disc golf

Slated for June 18th, the first charity Frisbee Golf Tournament will raise much-needed funds for Safe Place for Pets, the ALS Association - Rocky Mountain Chapter, and Save the Front Range.

Local Frisbee-lovers Richared Straub, Andrew Pierson, Rick Hoover and Shay Hurd came up witht he idea for the tournament, choosing their three favorite local non-profits to benefit. Each of the non-profits was chosen by the organizers because of a personal connection with their services.

"We were really excited to be chosen as one of the non-profits supported by this inaugural event," said Cathy Woods, president of the Board of Directors for Safe Place for Pets, an all-volunteer pet rescue that focuses on rehoming pets of terminally ill owners. "This isn't your everyday fundraiser, and it's great that people will be able to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while raising funds for us and these other great non-profits."

The ALS Association supports people living with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families. Save the Front Range is a group comitted to raising breast cancer awareness and funds for research.

The tournament is Saturday June 18th, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hewlett Packard Course, located at 301 S. Rockrimmon Rd. Disc golfers must register by June 3rd in order to receive a tee time. The cost is $15 per person or $40 for a team of four; proceeds will be split among the three benefiting organizations. Payment must be received no later than June 10th.

Registration is available online by clicking here, or by calling Lisa Fulmer, president of Save the Front Range, at (719) 233-4989 or Cathy Woods at (719) 310-3784.

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