Soaring Eagles Fundraiser Tournament

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Webb Park in Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Disc golf singles tournament

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About this tournament

This will be an unsanctioned tournament at Half-Moon Lagoon Disc Golf Course at Webb Park in Reedsburg, Wisconsin being hosted in partnership with Disconsin Disc Golf Club. All profits from this event will be put towards setting up a clinic in the spring of 2022 where Veterans, Active-Duty members of the military, and their loved ones can come and be introduced to the sport of disc golf and receive the basic equipment they need to play at no cost to them. More details will be announced regarding the tournament schedule and prizes as we come closer to event registration opening. If you are interested in being a sponsor or a volunteer for either the Soaring Eagles Fundraiser Tournament or the Soaring Eagles Spring Clinic or if you are someone who is involved in the Veteran or Active Duty military in our community and would be interested in serving as a contact for us there, please contact Tournament/Clinic Director, Molly Orman at [email redacted] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We’ve chosen this date for the first Soaring Eagles Fundraiser Tournament for a very special reason. On the morning of December 12th, 1985 248 members of the 101st Airborne Division reboarded a plane in Gander, Newfoundland after a refueling stop. The Canadian layover was their second and last on a four-leg flight from Cairo to their home base of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The soldiers looked forward to returning home in time for Christmas after a six-month deployment as part of a multinational peacekeeping effort in Sinai, Egypt. Shortly after taking off the plane crashed less than a mile from the runway killing all 248 passengers as well as the 8 person crew. This remains the largest single-day, single-event loss of life that the storied 101st Airborne has ever faced.

When we began planning the Soaring Eagles Disc Golf Tournament and Clinic it was with remembering those lost that day in mind but even more so we were thinking about their comrades and families who were faced with the monumental task of trying to move forward through life after the tragedy without them. It's in their honor that we choose to put on this event in the hope of sharing the sport we love with current and former members of the armed forces and their families as one small tool in their pursuit of physical, mental, and emotional health.

Our family has personal ties to the tragedy but our state of Wisconsin is also closely tied in history to the 101st Airborne. The Eagle on their Division insignia is an image of Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment from the time of the Civil War. The bird was originally taken as a chick from a nest in an area that is now part of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and eventually sold to a member of the 8th regiment. It was in 1921 when the 101st Division was reconstituted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of the organized reserves that the“Screaming Eagle” became associated with the division as a nod to Wisconsin’s Civil War-era military history. In August of 1942 when the 101st Division was disbanded, reconstituted, and then reactivated as one of the first two Airborne Divisions Major General William C. Lee, read out General Order Number 5, which included this passage: “Let me call your attention to the fact that our badge is the great American eagle. This is a fitting emblem for a division that will crush its enemies by falling upon them like a thunderbolt from the skies.”

We want to thank all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters of this event in advance for their part in this project.

Refund policy

Disconsin Disc Golf Club is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.
Online registration opens
October 13, 2021 at 8:00pm CDT
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Location

Webb Park
Reedsburg, WI   Get Directions

Schedule

The schedule has not been posted yet.

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$35.00MPOOpen
$35.00FPOOpen Women
$35.00FP55Pro Women 55+
$35.00MP60Pro 60+
$30.00MA1Advanced
$30.00FA1Advanced Women
$30.00MA60Amateur 60+
$30.00FA60Amateur Women 60+
$30.00MA2Intermediate
$30.00FA2Intermediate Women
$30.00MA3Recreational
$30.00FA3Recreational Women
$30.00MA4Novice
$30.00FA4Novice Women
$20.00MJ15Junior 15
$20.00FJ15Junior Girls 15
$15.00MJ12Junior 12
$15.00FJ12Junior Girls 12
$15.00MJ08Junior 8
$15.00FJ08Junior Girls 8