MARCH 8, 2020
JONESBORO, ARK: The Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open presented by Prodigy has announced another first for the Disc Golf Pro Tour event in Jonesboro. The Farmers Insurance Scramble for TAPS will be held on Monday, April 13. Last year the Jonesboro Open teamed up with The Arkansas Pet Savers (TAPS) and this event is aimed to create more awareness for TAPS as well as a help with funding for the local non-profit.
The Farmers Insurance Scramble for TAPS will be a 4-person disc golf scramble that is geared to groups of people that do not play disc golf regularly. Played exactly like a regular golf scramble, teams of four will play together and the team plays the best shot of the group. The scramble will take place at Disc Side of Heaven on the Recreational Course.
All proceeds from the Scramble will go to TAPS. The cost to play is just $100 per team and each team member will receive a brand-new commemorative golf disc to take with them. Teams can choose their tee time and there will be a brief disc golf lesson before each group starts. Tee times are 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 and there will be a maximum of four teams per tee time. The round should not take more than 2 hours for teams to complete.
TAPS is a group of individuals in Northeast Arkansas who concentrate on saving dogs and cats that are scheduled to be euthanized in local shelters. In 2019, over 600 dogs and cats were saved and new homes were found for them by the group. Last year, members of TAPS helped with the Jonesboro Open by selling sponsorships, working the gate, selling merchandise, driving the shuttle and other efforts to enhance the tournament.
Famers Insurance Clark / McFadden Agencies approached the Jonesboro Open to be a sponsor in 2020 and agreed to add their name to this inaugural event. Our goal is to have a full field of sixteen teams and raise an additional $1,600 for TAPS. Teams have already started to register and officials with the Jonesboro Open are hopeful the Scramble will sell out. Teams already confirmed include companies like Ritter Communications & KJNB. To register your business or group for the Scramble, contact Parker Sitton at 720-498-4651 or email email@example.com.
Although all Naming Sponsorships are spoken for, it is not too late for additional hole sponsorships for the Jonesboro Open. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, log on to JonesboroOpen.com or call Disc Side of Heaven at 870-336-0347.
The Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open presented by Prodigy is the third stop on the Disc Golf Pro Tour and will be held April 17-19 at Disc Side of Heaven near RidgePointe Country Club.
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Farmers Insurance Scramble for TAPS Coordinator
Event Coordinator – The Arkansas Pet Savers