KCPF is teaming up with the Grand Rapids Disc Golfers Unite club (GRDGU) to fundraise for a complete renovation of the disc golf course in Johnson Park in Walker.
Project Johnson is a crowdfunding effort on Razoo that is hoping to reach a goal of $10K in the next two months to replace all 18 baskets and tee pads as well as add 2 practice baskets and several trash cans throughout the course. The baskets on the course unfortunately had to be removed due to vandalism, and disc golfers aim to hit large wooden stakes between two painted lines to count for a hole in their place.
Funds will go towards the cost of new baskets, tee pads and tee markers, trash cans, and rental fees for installation equipment. A complete breakdown of the costs can be found on the Razoo page linked above.
Johnson Park’s disc golf course will be featured in the upcoming 2017 Professional Disc Golf Association Masters World Championships—so this renovation will come just in time for this special event! The renovation also encourages people to get involved with their community and, when finished, promote an activity that’s fun for all ages and skill levels.
By donating to Project Johnson, you support all of these causes, and KCPF and GRDGU want to make sure you can show it off. Donating at certain levels on our Razoo page can get you perks and swag, and donating at higher levels includes all previous levels’ perks.
- $25 - Project Johnson Mini Marker: Custom-stamped Project Johnson mini marker disc that signifies you as a donor
- $50 - Immortalized: Your name permanently crafted onto the course welcome sign
- $100 - Limited Edition Disc: 1 of 50 Gateway Wizard classic putter discs custom-stamped with Project Johnson; collector numbers are randomized
- $250 - Hoodie/Hat Pro Pack: Custom-made hoodie and baseball cap with Project Johnson logo
- $750 - Buy a Hole: Sponsor an entire hole and have your name or the name of your business/club on both the basket and tee marker
Not only can you help us by donating to the Razoo, you can also register for a singles tournament to be held at Brewer Park on October 1st. This tournament is hosted by the Flight Risk Disc Golf Club and sponsored by GR Hobby & Disc Golf, and proceeds will benefit Project Johnson. Men’s and Women’s leagues are available at a variety of skill levels and includes a juniors’ competition. Players will play through all 18 holes at Brewer’s course. More information about this event can be found on its Disc Golf Scene page. Questions about the event should be directed to Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex at email@example.com.
For more information about disc golf, check out our previous blog.
For more information about Project Johnson and to see disc golfers in action, enjoy this video by Grand Rapids Disc Golfers Unite: