Lions Club conducting inaugural Disc Dash


At 20, Hunter Nolan is the youngest member of the Seymour Noon Lions Club.

There’s one other member in their 20s and a couple in their 30s. The average age of the members, however, is high 60s, longtime member Bob Beatty said.

As a way to encourage other young people to join the service organization and get involved in a popular activity, Nolan created the Disc Dash fundraiser.

There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the disc golf course at the Freeman Field Recreational Complex, 2476 N. State Road 11, Seymour.

“We were trying to come up with ways to get people more my age, 20 on up, to try and join Lions or find out about Lions because not everybody knows about it,” said Nolan, who joined when he was 18.

Why incorporate disc golf?

“Mainly because I knew there were people my age that played disc golf,” he said. “The first time I played disc golf, I didn’t think I’d do that well with it, but it actually was pretty fun.”

Beatty, who is helping Nolan organize the fundraiser, said it’s becoming a popular activity for people of a variety of ages.

“My 40-year-old and a couple of his buddies, they get together about once a month and they go around to various ones,” he said. “One of our members is Stacy Findley (director of the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department). In an effort to try and tie in the city with it, we’re trying to do that to promote the fact that we’ve got a place here, try to help the community play that aspect up, trying to raise some funds like we always do.”

The disc golf course opened with nine holes in 2021 within the cross-country course at the complex on the far south side of the city. Then it expanded to 18 holes this year.

The cost to play Saturday is $25 if registered online at by Friday or $35 on the day of the event. There can be up to 10 teams of five people, who will compete as individuals.

Longest drive and closest to the pin will be awarded with prizes being a $50 Big O Tires of Seymour gift card and a Lions Club disc.

The event also will feature raffles and door prizes. Mister Hardware of Georgetown, which has a section of the store dedicated to disc golf, donated a portable basket to raffle with tickets costing $5 for one or $20 for five. The basket currently is at the Jackson County Visitor Center in Seymour, and tickets may be purchased there in advance or Saturday at the event.

Other raffle items will be available, too, and participants will receive a door prize ticket when they register. Plus, Mister Hardware will have a sales trailer onsite, Sno Biz Seymour will be there for food purchases and the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour will sell lemonade in the middle of the course.

Competitors can bring their own equipment, check out a disc golf set at the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour or buy what they need from Mister Hardware.

People also can support the Lions Club by being a hole sponsor ($100) or a tee sponsor ($50). Nolan said 17 of the 18 holes already are sponsored, but he can accept an unlimited number of tee sponsors. The deadline is Wednesday.

“We have a budget set, and right now, we have crushed the budget,” Nolan said.

“We set a budget amount of $1,500, but the sponsors have just really stepped up,” Beatty said. “That’s the beauty of this community. Even though everybody (gets asked), there are still people out there that are more than willing to give to an organization like us that knows that we’re giving back. We’re just pleased with our sponsor participation. It has been outstanding.”

Beatty said the Lions Club has a proposed budget of $27,000 for next year.

“Most of it goes back to the community. Some of it goes to state and international endeavors for Lions Club. It’s just our way of serving the community back,” he said. “The Lions International motto is ‘We serve,’ and that’s what we’re trying to do in a bunch of ways. We’ve had such good people in the past … it all came from the heart with those guys, and that’s what we’re trying to keep going, keep the community going.”

The club puts on a Special Olympics basketball tournament each year, awards scholarships to local high school seniors and supports a variety of nonprofit organizations. Its other fundraisers are Pig in the Park, Oktoberfest apparel sales, mint sales, fruit sales and a booth at the Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival.

Disc Dash is the newest fundraiser the club hopes to make an annual tradition.

“We’re just trying to turn that money back, and this is something that we can involve the younger folks with, help us out, help the city out,” Beatty said.

If you go 

What: Seymour Noon Lions Club’s inaugural Disc Dash

When: Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Disc golf course at the Freeman Field Recreational Complex, 2476 N. State Road 11, Seymour

Who: Open to all ages

Cost: $25 if registered online at by Friday or $35 on the day of the event; there also will be a vendor, a food truck and a lemonade stand set up along with raffles

Information: Hunter Nolan at 812-569-2754

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