Rick Petrie  › K-State Disc Golf Club   May 11, 2013 at 3:09pm

Hello K-State Disc Golf Club,

Please allow me to pitch something to you regarding one of your club’s home courses, located at Fairmont Park.

As you may or may not know, the Manhattan based disc golf club Disc Fanatics of Kansas (DFOK) is working with Riley County Parks to remodel & expand the Fairmont Disc Golf Course. In order to stay up to date with the project please Favorite and/or follow the club’s Talk tab on ( ). You can also Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, or go to

As part of this project, DFOK is responsible for raising $4500 to contribute to the project. Riley County Parks will also be paying for project improvements, in addition to our $4500 budget. I order to raise our DFOK club share, we are asking organizations & individuals if they would like to be a "Fairway Sponsor". By sponsoring a “full fairway” for $500, or a “half fairway” for $250, their name will be displayed on permanent course signage. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, 9 "fulls" or 18 "halfs" or a combination of both. These Fairway Sponsorships" are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Here’s where the K-STATE DISC GOLF CLUB comes in. You guys & gals are members of an ideal organization to sponsor a fairway. If your club sponsored a fairway, it could be something you would be proud of for decades to come. It would go a long way in establishing a legacy for others to follow. It could be a recruiting tool that would motivate new students to learn more about your club. It could be something your club can put on your organizational resume as giving back to the Community. The list of positives goes on & on.

All it would take for your club to sponsor a half fairway is for 20 members to pitch in $12.50, or 10 members to pitch in $25, or any combination equaling $250. Since it’s a first come, first served process, there’s no specific deadline on DFOK for finding the required sponsors. Meanwhile (in a few weeks) many of you will be out of school working your summer jobs and may have $12.50 or $25 (or more) discretionary dollars in your pockets. So by that time your club sponsoring a fairway could be very do-able.

One way to do it would be to designate one person to mail your K-State Club member donations to until you get to the desired $ level of your choice (ie $250 or $500). After you get to your desired $ level, then have that person deliver those funds to me. Then BANG, your club has permanent recognition in Fairmont Park! (Note: Final sponsorship checks are to made out to Riley County Parks).

Opportunities to get your name permanently displayed on courses do not come up very often. Therefore, please seriously consider your options.


p.s. You can start raising money amongst yourselves anytime, then refund it back to your members if you happen fall short of raising it in time to get the last spot.