Travis Wegener remembered: Saturday, Aug. 19

Sandra ClarkPowell

Ever wanted to play disc golf? If so, come to Powell on Saturday, Aug. 19, for the second annual Travis Wegener Disc Golf Tournament at Powell Station Park.

Tournament director John Diamond says the field is limited to 30 players with registration from 10-11 a.m. The fee is $20 which includes a commemorative disc. At 10:45 a.m., a clinic will teach new players the rules of the game and basic throwing techniques. The clinic is open for all to attend. Players will meet at 11 with a shotgun start shortly thereafter.

All skill levels are welcomed to play. Prizes include dry-fit T-shirt (sizes S M L XL) for men or women – first place; Innova hat/disc – second place; and fly-dry towel – third place.

The tournament is part of a day-long memorial to Travis Wegener, son of Dr. Don and Cindy Wegener, who was killed at age 28. The East Tennessee Mustang Club will sponsor a car show from 9 to 3 at Powell High School. Food City has donated food which will be cooked onsite by members of Travis’ church, Sharon Baptist, and sold by members of the Powell Business and Professional Association.

All proceeds will go to the Travis Wegener fund of the PBPA for Enhance Powell. The disc golf course at Powell Station Park was developed from proceeds of the first car show in 2015. Powell Station Park is adjacent to Powell High School. The disc golf course is behind the splash pad. The course is compact but challenging because of large trees and terrain. One basket is on top of a brick culvert built to haul clay from Beaver Creek to the old Powell brickyard.

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