Comox Valley Disc Golf Club raises money for food bank

The Comox Valley Disc Golf Club (CVDGC) and its sponsors raised more than $1,900 in cash donations, and three large shopping carts full of food donations for the Comox Valley Food Bank last month at the club’s year-end event, the Valley Finale.

More than 70 disc golfers and five event volunteers braved the weather to take part in the event, which featured two rounds of a special 16-hole temporary course at Bill Moore Park in Courtenay.

“This was a great event that truly brought this wonderful community together to celebrate everything the club has accomplished in 2021,” said Alejandro Mujica, a 33-year-old disc golfer from Naniamo. “There was wild weather, a great course and even better company.”

Alejandro was able to tame the elements and best the competition, shooting an impressive 12 shots under par over the two-round event.

“The 2021 club finale event allowed us to say thank you to our growing membership for a truly exceptional

year as well as to support a vital non-profit,” said Jamie Branch, CVDGC treasurer. “I think our growing membership and increased course traffic is clear proof that an upgraded disc golf course for the Comox Valley is in high demand. Our organization has been working hard on this and we are committed to the pursuit of an upgraded course in the years to come.”

Disc golf, also known as frisbee golf, is an outdoor sport with rules similar to traditional golf in that the player with the fewest shots (throws) wins the game. In disc golf, competitors throw a Frisbee around trees, shrubs and other natural objects on their way to a basket target.

There are three permanent par three courses in the Comox Valley at Village Park in Comox, Coal Creek in Cumberland

and Lake Trail in Courtenay. More than 10,000 rounds have been recorded in 2021 among the three courses, via U-Disc.

The club hosted more than 50 events in 2021 for their 175 registered members, and multiple events that saw players from other parts of Vancouver Island as well as Powell River.

If interested in learning more about Comox Valley Disc Golf, follow the club on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/cvdiscgolf or at www.cvdiscgolf.com/

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