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Austin Disc Golf Community,
Once again, WE NEED YOUR ATTENDANCE at a Community Meeting for Disc Golf next Wednesday, October 6th from 6:00-7:30 PM at Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove St. Your support will be a critical factor in securing the parkland for a new 18-hole disc golf course at Roy G. Guerrero - Colorado River Park. Come show your face, and positively interact with the community, it's their parkland which will potentially house Austin's next disc golf course. I say potentially because we first need to disprove the stereotype that "disc golfers are nothing but white-male, college students and hippies".
If you fall under the following demographics, your presence would make the huge impression on the neighboring community members.
Minority Disc Golfers - Let's eliminate the "race card"
Disc Golfers that live in East Austin
Disc Golf Families - If they play, bring your kids!
Young and Old
Students to Lawyers
We NEED a big turnout of (100+ disc golfers would be great). But more importantly, we must show the diversity of disc golfers. The community that surrounds the park is very diverse and proud, and they have been getting "the short end of the stick" for generations. Rightfully, they are cautious and skeptical about adding a disc golf course to their park. Especially since disc golf was not in the official Master Plan which they approved. We owe it to the community to properly introduce them to disc golf, so they can embrace the sport we all love.
Unfortunately the surrounding community has only been exposed to disc golf through the recent news coverage of Pease Park. Needless to say, they have an unfavorable view of the sport, viewing it as a 'west Austin sport' that destroys park land. Simply a miss-communication. As disc golfers, we know how great a sport disc golf is, and we know the benefits courses provide the local community. Most of us give back to the courses and parks we use and love, whether that's cleaning, improving, or providing a "watchful eye" for the course. We have a positive impact. And if you are reading this and you don't give back, or worse, you contribute to the problem, next Wednesday is your chance to redeem your ways.
We are hosting an educational event for the community later in October, but if we fail to gain trust within the community next week, we may lose the opportunity for disc golf in the park in any form. Please join me, come out, and show your support for disc golf.
YOUR PRESENCE at the meeting next week IS CRUCIAL!
Thank you in advance for your time.
Waterloo Disc Golf Club
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