January 24, 2020
JONESBORO, ARK The Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open has announced a new partnership with Prodigy Disc, which is known as one of the most-progressive disc golf manufacturers in the business. The 2020 version of the tournament will be known as the Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open presented by Prodigy.”Kai Vesa and Prodiscus is a big part of the reason this tournament has grown so quickly. We truly would not be where we are today without Kai and his leap of faith to support a tournament literally halfway around the globe from his company in Finland. Thank you Kai,” tournament director Brad Pietz said about Prodiscus, which presented the first three Jonesboro Opens. “On the other hand, to have Prodigy and their entire team on board as a partner, not just a sponsor, is the next step to create a truly grand stage for the Disc Golf Pro Tour here in Jonesboro! I can’t wait to see where we go with Prodigy on board.”
Prodigy Disc is based in Dalton, GA, and brings with them instant recognition as an innovative disc golf manufacturer with an excellent team of top pros. The company was launched in 2013 and has honed itsskill of developing and producing high quality discs, targets and accessories.
Charlie Cavalier of Prodigy Disc said there were several reasons why partnering with the Disc Golf Pro Tour event in Jonesboro was important to the company. “We are grateful to be able to work closely with organizations like Cedar Creek (West Fork, Arkansas) and people like Kevin Jones that have had such a profound impact on disc golf growth in Arkansas,” Cavalier said. “We hope to contribute in the same manner to the Jonesboro Open by embodying that spirit of dedication and enthusiasm to give our sport’s best professional athletes the experience they deserve.”
Prodigy currently sponsors several of the best players in the world, including the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Disc Golf Pro Tour Champions in Chris Dickerson and Catrina Allen. Also on Team Prodigy is Arkansas native and the seventh-highest rated player in the world, Kevin Jones. “I can’t wait to once again compete on my favorite course in the country. I’ve always felt lucky to have it right here in my home state where I grew up,” Jones said. “To now include Prodigy Disc as the presenting sponsor of the tournament has truly allowed me to share my great company with my friends and family.”
The Jonesboro Open is played at Disc Side of Heaven, where the Championship Course will get an upgrade as part of this agreement. Eighteen brand new T-2 Targets will be installed before the tournament. The current targets, or baskets, have been onsite since the acclaimed course first opened in 2013. The rolling hills, the massive trees and the challenge Disc Side of Heaven’s Championship Course provides has made it a favorite among many of the elite players in the world.
The Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open presented by Prodigy will be played April 17-19. For more information, log on to JonesboroOpen.com
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