FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOERA Contact: Nikki Batzer
599 Rosalie Road President, Board of Directors
Eighty-Five Competitors Turn Out for Foothill Flyers Disc Golf Club’s 4th Annual “The Bloom” Tournament at BOERA This Month.
BAILEY, CO (July 15, 2019) — On Saturday, July 6, 85 avid disc golfers turned out for Foothills Flyers Disc Golf Club’s 4th annual “The Bloom” tournament at the Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area. The 75-acre BOERA property, located at 599 Rosalie Road in Bailey, is home to one of Colorado’s top disc golf courses.
The two-round tournament was open to all pro, advanced and intermediate divisions, while Foothills Flyers also arranged a one-round tournament for all recreational and junior players. All players and event volunteers received a special packet that included tournament discs featuring Dave Ross artwork.
Winners in this sanctioned C-Tier event: Robert Nichols, Open; Angelina Videtto, Open Women; Christopher Keener, Pro Masters 50+; David Garb, Advanced; Liz Torok, Advanced Women; David Poniatowski, Amateur Masters 40+; Richard White, Amateur Masters 50+; Steve O’Neill, Amateur Masters 60+; Ben Gordon, Intermediate; Jenna Gilmore, Intermediate Women; Philip Silva, Recreational; Betsey Poniatowski, Recreational Women; Jackson Nieland, Juniors 15 and Under; Bennett Poniatowski, Juniors 12 and Under; and Gabriel Anderson, and Juniors 8 and Under.
“We were thrilled to see such an excellent turnout, particularly in our Recreational, Women’s and Juniors’ divisions,” said David Poniatowski, the tournament’s assistant director and BOERA’s vice president for disc golf. “This is a sport for everyone—men, women and children of all ages. It’s simple, it’s accessible, and it’s so much fun."
Foothills Flyers provided lunch for participants and spectators and this festive community event, which raised funds to support BOERA’s annual programs that give back to Bailey’s schoolchildren. These include annuals scholarships, as well as a robust grant program that helped fund The Platte Canyon Yacht Club at Platte Canyon High School, Sea Camp for eight-graders at Fitzsimmons Middle School, and a new greenhouse at Deer Creek Elementary School.
“We’re grateful to the Platte Canyon School District for providing year-round access to the BOERA property and this world-class disc golf course,” said David Poniatowski, the tournament’s assistant director and BOERA’s vice president for disc golf. “This fundraiser is a heartfelt thank you from the disc golf community, because this property means a lot to us.”
BOERA is open year-round for disc golf. This drug-, alcohol- and smoke-free mountain property also offers more than 5 miles of trails for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers, plus an events calendar that includes the Bailey Turkey Trot, the annual Husky Invitational Cross Country Meet, mountain bike races, and the new Husky Hunt and Community Day.
A daily fee of $5 per person is suggested; while some of the funds will be used for property maintenance and improvements, the majority is returned to PCSD in the form of scholarships and grants. Use of the BOERA property is always free for children ages 18 and under, and for current/retired PCSD employees.
To learn more about BOERA and its Bailey-based events and activities, visit boera.org. And, to stay up to date on the latest news, join the organization’s active Facebook community (facebook.com/BOERAinBaileyCO), and follow BOERA on Instagram (@Boera.Bailey).
The nonprofit Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (BOERA) is dedicated to providing Platte Canyon School District (PCSD) students with access to a variety of outdoor educational and recreational activities, raising funds to benefit PCSD, and serving as a recreational asset for the entire Bailey community.