Leadership Waxahachie hosted a disc golf hole picking party for businesses who have chosen to sponsor the new disc golf course at Brown- Singleton Park in Waxahachie. The sponsors were invited out to the course for a tour and to choose the hole they would like to sponsor.

As they toured the course, sponsors vocalized how impressed they were with the layout and agreed there isn't a bad hole location on the course. Many of them wanted the opportunity to have the name of their business visible from the road, which is located on Farley St. To make things fair, Melissa Chapman placed 18 numbers in a bowl and each individual drew a number. They were then able to choose the hole location by placing a card with their company's name on the board.

While they were taking their turn at choosing a hole location, several local business owners shared why they felt it was important to get involved with this particular project.

Dean Settlemyer of City Bike and Mower and Mower Depot said he likes to participate in the community, because he's a local business owner and most of his customers are from this community.

“It's a great way to give back,” Settlemyer said. “I think it's going to be a great advertising opportunity for me and I think it's going to be a successful adventure out here.”

He added that he believes this course will cause many people to become more active.

“I think there's going to be a lot of people who are going to participate in this,” he said.

Dennis and Beverly Horak of Boyce Feed and Grain said they always try to give back to the community and felt like this was a very good project.

When asked if they were looking forward to playing the course, Dennis jokingly said, “I will play the course when they provide me with a golf cart so I can chase my frisbee.”

On a more serious note, he said the two of them will definitely play the course when the cooler weather moves into the area.

The memory of his grandfather and the impact he had on the Waxahachie community is what led Micah McCuistion to sponsor a hole on the disc golf course. He said his grandfather Ted Stanley was a big part of the community and was president of the Texas Baptist Children's Home, which is located right down the street from the course.

“I know he would be one of the first ones out here to play disc golf if he was still alive today,” McCuistion said.

He added that he is looking forward to playing the course, because his family members are avid disc golfers.

Representing Baylor at Waxahachie Marketing Manager Julie Martin. She said the staff members of Baylor encourages everyone in the community to get out and get moving.

“We love to promote healthy lifestyles and this is just another way for people in the community to do something healthy, fun and family-oriented,” Martin said.

Director of Marketing for Citizens National Bank Caroline Ford said they have always felt it was important to give back to the community and projects that promote healthy living.

“We love giving back to this community and to programs like Leadership Waxahachie,” Ford said. “They have always done really great things in the city of Waxahachie and this is another one.”

Ford said what she loves most about the disc golf course is that it's fun and free.

Leadership Waxahachie came up with the idea of the disc golf course in hopes of bringing something fun, free and healthy to the people of the community.

The 18 hole course was laid out and designed by Dan Rowan and Channon Quillen. It was scheduled to open for play Saturday, Aug. 17, but they are facing a minor setback and are expecting to open sometime in September.

For more information about the course, call the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce at 972-937-2390.

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