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Disc Golf Goes Global!

Published: 7/11/2014 by: mcmanus



Read all about it!, New England disc golf just got some serious recognition in the press!  Patricia Harris and David Lyon of The Boston Globe provide a very well written article about the sport that's sure to garner some serious attention and curiosity from newcomers
as well as respect and pride from enthusiasts.

Check out the article HERE...you'll be glad you did!

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World War I Park DGC, North Attleboro: Ahh... That New Course Smell!

Published: 6/16/2014 by: mcmanus



Once considered a barren disc golf wasteland,  the Route 495 corridor in Southeastern MA is slowly filling in with new courses. Just a few years ago, Borderland State Park was the only course option between Cape Cod and the disc golf mecca of Central Mass and the North Shore courses.  Since then, Dacey Community Fields DGC has been installed in the town of Franklin and most recently, a 9 hole layout at the beautiful World War I Memorial Park in North Attleboro. 

   
A great mix of elevation changes, mature hardwoods and large rock outcroppings, WWI Park Disc Golf Course presents a fun and challenging all woods layout surrounded by a beautiful park setting.  Course organizers have hosted several workdays over the last few months to get the 9 hole layout in place (keep an eye on the previously listed facebook link for info on the course).  Presently, the fairways have been carved out and baskets are in place, so let the race for the course record begin!



As is the case with most disc golf courses on public lands, the park has multiple uses, so please respect other users of WWI Memorial Park.  Be sure to park in designated parking areas only and show the same level of respect you would use on your own home course.  This course has the possibility of expanding to 18 holes as long as players continue to show respect for the land, the park facilities and other users of the park. 



Many thanks to Jay Mello, Pete Violet and the many selfless volunteers who have worked on making this latest addition to the 495 corridor a reality!  You can follow the course progress and get the latest info on the WWI Memorial Park DGC facebook page here or on NEFA.com here

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The David Stidham Tournament Series: Your Donation Dollars at Work

Published: 1/27/2014 by: mcmanus

Winter in NEFAland means Ice Bowls and there are certainly plenty of local tournaments to choose from each year.  A common thread amongst all Ice Bowls is the charitable motivation behind them  From food pantries to foreign missions and everything in between, Ice Bowls are organized  first and foremost to raise funds for charitable endeavors.  Indeed, it is this charitable component that reminds us all that we can still compete and have fun while raising money for a good cause. 

Gary Cyr  has taken over the David Stidham Tournament Series since the passing of tournament director extraordinaire, & NEFA legend, David Stidham, last year.  Each tournament in the David Stidham Series will have a portion of the proceeds go towards the Coastal Haiti Mission.  David hosted the Buffumville Ice Bowl since its inception along with many other tournaments, and his charity of choice is the Coastal Haiti Mission, a foster care program for homeless children in a section of Northern Haiti.  Not only did David actively raise money for this charity through the many tournaments he directed, he was also involved in the mission first hand, making several trips to Northern Haiti to directly help children in need.  Below is a link to a thank you letter sent from Constance F. Goddard of the Coastal Haiti Mission to all those who have participated in the Buffumville Ice Bowl Series, be it as players, volunteers, organizers and outside donators: 

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It certainly does the heart good to see that your charitable donations are going directly towards helping to improve the lives and opportunities of those in need.  If you've never played an Ice Bowl before, I encourage you to do so.  That  intense feeling you get from competing in the sport we all love will be exceeded a thousand fold by knowing you helped contribute to the betterment of those who are truly struggling. 

If you wish to make a charitable donation to the Coastal Haiti Mission, please click here to find out how.

Peace



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