The 2nd Annual PHX Fund Memorial Disc Golf Tournament was an overwhelming success raising over $3000 to help the youth in our community. This was largely due to the generous donations of vendors and friends in the central Ohio area. The raffle featured items from Phoenix Brewing Company, Disc Golf Mart, 101 Beer Kitchen, Crimson Cup Coffee, Piada, Duck Donuts, Zaftig, Innova Disc GOlf, MoodGolf, Flyers Pizza, and BW3 as well as many friends sharing their amazing talents and services. The weather wasn’t predicted to be great, but it ended up being a beautiful day and we were joined by a group of really amazing golfers, lots of friends, and family. The love of sport and joy of community is such a strong energy at this event and we are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to share Pheonix’s joyous spirit with so many people!
The first annual PHX Fund Memorial disc golf tournament was played at the Alum Creek disc golf course in May 2016 and was hosted by the Alum Creek Players Club. Many players and frienduas gave their time and donated items for auction to help make this event an incredible success. The disc golf community is one of acceptance and love for the game. When they heard Pheonix’s story and saw pictures of him out playing at his favorite course at Blendon Woods, they rallied together to get temporary baskets to put up an accessible course for the event where anyone could come play for fun, and gave their time to help organize and host the tournament that raised over $2000 for The PHX Fund for Adapted Technology. When the event was over, everyone was already talking about how they could make it even better next year! We are incredibly thankful that we have the opportunity to honor Pheonix with a disc golf event. Every time the discs hit the chains, I could see him smiling!
“You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.” – Henry David Thoreau