BY: Chris Bianco [email protected]
DENVER – Operation Frontline, a program of Share Our Strength announces its first annual Disc Golf fundraiser, “The Hunger Fling,” which will take place August 7, 2004, from 12-6 pm, at the City of Cuernavaca Park, located at Platte and 20th Streets, near LoDo and Coors Field. Proceeds generated from the event will be used to fund Operation Frontline programs that fight hunger and malnutrition in Colorado.
“The Hunger Fling” features an afternoon of disc golf fun. A professionally designed 9-hole course will grace both banks of the Platte River, and players tee off in teams of four. Not only will there be disc golf, in addition, enjoy food, New Belgium brews, and music! The nominal donation for participation in the event is $20 pre-registration by July 30th, and $25 after July 30th. Register by calling 303.892.8480.
The event draws support from BADCO, Colorado’s professional disc golf club, the North Denver News, Mountain High Yoghurt, Panera Bread Company and New Belgium Brewing Company.
Pre-registering is recommended for the event so that tee times can be established to eliminate extensive waiting periods. Or, show up any time between 12pm and 6pm and have a few drinks while waiting to tee off. Remember to show up earlier rather than later to ensure that you can finish your round before 6pm. All ages are welcome, but Beer Drinkers, don’t forget your IDs!
Operation Frontline, a program of Share Our Strength, is a national nutrition education and financial literacy program developed to address the root causes of hunger in the United States. Locally, Operation Frontline promotes short- and long-term solutions to malnutrition by mobilizing volunteer chefs, nutritionists, and financial planners to teach low-income people the nutrition, cooking, food budgeting, sanitation, and financial skills they need to make healthy food choices and good financial decisions on a limited budget. Classes are offered throughout the metro Denver area through partner agencies like Head Start, Food Bank of the Rockies Rustlers Kids Caf, Volunteers of America, Family Resource Centers, and many other agencies that serve Colorado’s underprivileged population.