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Foothill Flyers Disc Golf Club Will Host “The Harvest” Tournament at BOERA on Oct. 4-6.
BAILEY, CO (Sept. 26, 2019) — Next Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6, the Foothill Flyers Disc Golf Club will host “The Harvest” tournament at the Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area. The 75-acre BOERA property, located at 599 Rosalie Road in Bailey, is home to the Bailey Disc Golf Course, one of Colorado’s top destinations for the sport.
Registration for this PDGA-sanctioned, Pro A-Tier and Amateur B-Tier event went live on Aug. 6 and will remain open until 8 p.m. Mountain on Oct. 2. At press time, 199 players were registered for The Harvest, which can accommodate a maximum 300 players.
Participants will play at the Bailey Disc Golf Course on Friday and Sunday, and at the neighboring Beaver Ranch Disc Golf Course in Conifer on Saturday. This partnership allows participants to experience play at two world-class courses right here in Colorado’s Front Range.
According to David Poniatowski, BOERA’s vice president for disc golf, Foothill Flyers is seeking both players and volunteers.
“We have plenty of room for recreational players, new players and even juniors,” Poniatowski said. “The Harvest is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy both the sport of disc golf and the beautiful BOERA mountain property.
“Volunteers also are welcome,” he continued. “We always need people to help spot and work the event, and each volunteer will receive a players’ pack with tournament stamped disc.”
For those who haven’t played disc golf at the Bailey Disc Golf Course recently, The Harvest tournament will be an opportunity to experience the recent improvements to the course. Following the success of the DiscGolfPark turf pads installed in 2018, the course now features brand-new DiscGolfPark baskets as well — installed just prior to The Bloom tournament in July. It also has new signage and 14 new pin positions.
“The new positions make the course customizable to the skill level of the competition of play,” Poniatowski explained. “They also allow us to create new, fun positions for those who have grown familiar with traditional pin positions.”
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 Platte Canyon School District students in the form of annual scholarships and project 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.
Images from the 2018 "The Harvest” tournament at the Bailey Disc Golf Course at BOERA.
BOERA (Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area) is school property that has been developed into an outdoor recreation area for the entire community. World Class Disc Golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Running trails