The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

August 15, 2013

Fund-raiser planned at Selinsgrove Area School District's 18-hole disc golf course

By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item

— SELINSGROVE — An 18-hole disc golf course on the Selinsgrove Area School District campus will be the focus of a fund-raiser this fall to benefit a nonprofit organization that provides health care services to Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

Amanda Mohr, of Selinsgrove, is hosting the first Annual Selinsgrove Disc Golf Classic Oct. 19 to raise money for Allied Services. She’s part of a team of 50 runners led by WNEP TV's Ryan Leckey who will participate in the New York City marathon in November to raise money for the charity.

Mohr and her husband, Bryan, a health teacher in the Selinsgrove district, came up with the idea to use the disc golf course as a way to involve the community and raise funds.

The school district installed the course throughout the campus about two years ago to encourage students and the community at large to be active.

Middle School Principal John Bohle said he’s pleased with the response to the fitness equipment.

“I see a lot of people using it,” he said of the course that involves individual players throwing a disc at a target. The goal is to hit the target with the fewest throws.

The course is open to the public during non-school hours and weekends.

Bryan Mohr said he’d like even more participation from the community and hopes the fall fund-raiser will raise awareness about the equipment’s availability.

“A lot of our sponsors said they’d seen it, but didn’t know what it was,” he said.

The disc golf classic will be open to people of all ages. The Mohrs are currently seeking sponsors. For more information, contact them at 570-490-1672 or 570-847-8692 or by email at selinsgrovediscgolfclassic@gmail.com