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Do you play Charity events?
It seems that the only Charity event you hear about anymore is the annual Ice Bowl.
Chris Himing used to run the Texas 10 events to benefit the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation but since he moved back to the land down under, no one has picked it up.
There also used to be the 24 Hour Marathon fighting cancer but no more.
I just wonder what other disc golfers think about Charity events in general. Could the reason they don't fair well be because most of the proceeds go someplace besides the players? That, and the fact that they are non-sanctioned and don't help your ratings?
What are your thoughts?

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I think that they are a great idea! Here in Chico, we hold a charity tourney similar to the Ice Bowl on the last Saturday of the year. Last year we raised over $300, lots of food and warm clothing for a local shelter for families in need. I think this was our 6th year of doing this. Not only do I think it is a great idea, it makes you feel really good knowing that you are giving back to the community. We had a lot of families burned out of their houses in a big firestorm last year, and it was really nice to be able to share what we have with them (in some small way). Some of our Club members even want to do this more than once a year!
Tonite, I am supposed to have a meeting with a local organization in Glenn County. The goal is to determine if/how we could host an annual charity for their needs too! Can't go wrong with giving back to the community, even in small ways...
We are making alot of improvements to our local course and when we get a little further along we have the ok from the Parks Dept to host an event, sanctioned or charity. I'm leaning more towards a charity event to sponsor the local orphanage as they always needs funds, food, clothing, etc. I am thinking about going into my personal collection for CTP's and or payouts.
Great idea with the orphanage! Here we have a really low entry thresh hold ($20, 2+ cans of food and some gently used clothing), but the charity we donate to is always stoked. If your local crowd can sustain something higher in entry fees go for it. Most people I know are more than happy to help out, even in these difficult times. It is going to charity after all!

We also use the money generated from our annual Bag Tags to purchase prizes (baskets, discs, etc) that we give away at the end of the day. Everybody writes their name on the Bag Tag they have (after playing for them all day), toss 'em all in a sack and draw for prizes. Always a good time!

If you're interested, let me know and I'll give you all the boring details!

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