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Disc Golf Charity Event

By: Heather Biance Email
By: Heather Biance Email

Over eighty players participated in the disc golf tournament, not only to have a little friendly competition but to raise food and funds for a local charity.

Disc golf is a sport that is growing in popularity that's similar to golf but instead of using clubs and golf balls, disc golfers use flying discs similar to Frisbees.

This is the fourth year the Seven Hills Hurlers disc golf club held this event with all of their proceeds going to America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

"I think people should just be reminded the need that people have, hunger and poverty is year round," says Jennifer Roberts, Director of Community Outreach for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Each year, more than 2,000 Ice bowls happen all around the world.

Last year the Tallahassee Ice Bowl ranked 5h in the world for most food gathered and ranked 6th for the most money raised.

After 24 holes, participants shared with us their favorite parts of the annual event.

"I have to say the show out, the turnout of everybody and just all the great people who came. Just a lot of good people," says Disc golf player, Jeff Thacker.

"My favorite thing about today was the hole in two i got on number 9," says Disc golf player Mark Palmer.

Organizers say this year they collected over 1,900 pounds of canned foods and hit record numbers in participation.

The next Second Harvest event in Tallahassee will be a Peace Run and Fun Walk to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the peace symbol.

It will be April 13th at Railroad Square.


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