A local traveling softball team is stepping outside of its wheelhouse to host a disc golf tournament on Saturday with the proceeds going toward its season this summer.
Registration is $25 a person or $50 per two-man team. Competitors must register in teams of twos, with the first 36 teams being able to compete. Team registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, with the first tee at 9:15 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Cavins at 573-701-3410.
Jacob Cavins of the MOFIA (Men of Faith in Action) softball team said the team is a faith-centered team that travels around the region to compete.
“We play in St. Louis, Little Rock, Arkansas, Jonesboro and Poplar Bluff,” Cavins said. “We travel all over. Basically we’re a Christian-based softball team. Before the game and after the game, we get both teams together to pray.”
Cavins said the team had just finished putting together its game schedule for the year.
“I think we’ve got 12 tournaments this summer,” he said. “There’s three state championships and we’ll play in all of those. One’s in Jefferson City, one’s in Cape (Girardeau) and one’s in St. Louis.”
Cavins said the team hosts fundraisers to make sure the team members’ hotel stays and travel expenses are covered while they compete. The disc golf tournament is scheduled for Feb. 10, with registration currently open.
“It’s going to be at Columbia Park in Park Hills,” he said. “It will be a two-man scramble. We’re going to have two teams on each tee pad, so there’ll be four people at each hole. Everyone’s going to receive a disc with the entry fee.”
He said there will be multiple opportunities to take home a prize, in addition to the lowest-scoring team.
“The overall winner of the tournament is going to win $100, so they’ll be doubling their money,” he said. “We’re going to have closest to the pin prizes, we’ll be giving away discs and then we’ll have an ace pot, which is if you get a hole-in-one, you win money. That will just depend on how many people throw into the ace pot.”
Cavins said the organization has not hosted a disc golf tournament before, but as members of the team have become interested in the sport, a desire has grown to build relationships with other members of the local athletic community.
“This is our first year doing it,” he said. “We have like seven guys on the softball team that just got into disc golf, so we’re trying to build a relationship with the disc golf community where we help each other out.”