Play For More's second major event for 2019 was the Glass Blown Open in Emporia, Kansas.
GBO is actually the largest disc golf tournament in in the world every year with well over 1500 competitors as well as hundreds of spectators and volunteers. There are so many extra side events and fun activities, like a bonfire and poker tournament, that really make this an event and not just another tournament.
Being in a smaller community like Emporia the entire town embraces the event turning it into a giant week long Disc Golf party.
All of these factors make it a can't miss opportunity to get out message out there and create some brand awareness.
We started out the week being able to set up our vendor booth at our partner Disc Store's Flex Start Superclass event the day before the real tournament started. Big thanks to them for printing all of our apparel for us!
The course for this event in right on the main road into town so it offered a great exposure opportunity!
During the tournament itself I enjoyed getting to throw some of our brand new Play For More discs from Dynamic Discs! They look great and fly as good as they look. We will be getting them added to the site as soon as possible!
Saturday night was the GBO Block party where the city shuts down 3 blocks of downtown that are lined with food, craft and disc golf vendors. We were lucky enough to be set up right across from the awards stage and were able to talk about our mission to hundreds of people!
Sunday was a very exciting day for us as we were able to run our very first competitive event. We were at the iconic Peter Pan park for the first ever GBO Flex Start Doubles event.
We want to use events like this to raise money for local charities. For this event we donated $10 of each teams entry fee to the Emporia Sertoma Club.
We had 40 teams come out and play the event meaning we were able to raise $400!
We felt that this was a huge success and just the first of many events like this that we hope to run all over the country. My dream is to run a fundraiser side event at every Pro Tour, National Tour and Major disc golf event in the future.
All in all this was a very fun and exciting event for us as more and more of our dreams and plans become reality. We can't wait to see what God does through this company going forward!
Big thank you to Dynamic Discs for allowing us to be a part of this amazing event.