Robert Wright Ropes Memorial for the National Pancreas Foundation

PDGA logoSunday, October 24, 2021 at Highland Park in Kokomo, Indiana
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

Robert Wright Ropes Memorial for the National Pancreas Foundation graphic
Added cash $1,000

About this tournament

$1000 ADDED CASH for Pro Divisions

Amateur divisions will pay out 3 spots:

First wins a DD Soldier Cooler Bag($65) + Merch
Second wins a DD insulated Stainless Steel Canteen($25) + Merch
Third wins Merch

Players Pack Includes a Dynamic Discs towel and a choice of:
Opto Balista Pro
Lucid Bounty
BT Hard Burst Harp
Prime Burst Emac Judge

Robert Wright Ropes (RWR) was an early disc golf enthusiast. I remember him dragging me out to disc golf courses in the mid-70s. He was my best friend from high school, Purdue roommate, and later business partner. He was one of the initial proponents and advocates for getting the city to install the Highland Park Course. We were even going to open a private course/campground outside of town but then he was struck down by Pancreatic Cancer at the way-too-early age of 42, leaving behind a young family, including a college student, a 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. It was all very sad and tragic, especially considering how generous and giving he was throughout his shortened life. Much to his catholic father's objection, after death, he even donated his body to pancreatic research. He's a noble person to name the tournament after, both in the historical development of disc golf in Kokomo and in the connection to pancreatic cancer research.

If anyone wants to donate directly to the cause go to:

Refund policy

City of First DGC is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.