Kentwood’s Sixth Annual Freeze Fest Disc Golf Tournament and Food Drive Slated for Feb. 20
The City of Kentwood and Great Lakes Disc again have partnered to host the sixth annual Freeze Fest doubles disc golf tournament and food drive on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Disc golfers of all levels are invited to join the best-shot doubles competition at Jaycee Park, 1088 Gentian Drive SE. All proceeds will go to support Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry.
On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. and the first round of the tournament starts at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged online at kentwood.us/freezefest. The cost is $40 and one canned food donation per team.
“It’s always incredible to watch community members come together in support of Kentwood initiatives,” said Lori Gresnick, Kentwood recreation program coordinator. “The disc golf community is no exception. We are grateful so many disc golfers join us at our annual tournaments for some friendly competition and to generously restock the Little Free Pantry.”
The Kentwood Little Free Pantry initiative began in 2017 as a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The small food pantry is open to all community members year-round and is designed to fill an immediate and local need. It offers non-perishable food and personal care items. Anyone can utilize or donate to the pantry. No application is required and no questions are asked.
“Great Lakes Disc is happy to host the Freeze Fest with the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department for our sixth consecutive year,” said Shea Abbgy, owner of Great Lakes Disc. “We're excited about this event’s continued growth, which allows us to give back to the community in a very tangible way.”
The demand for Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry at the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE, has steadily increased since it opened, and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help meet the growing need, the City of Kentwood recently launched another Little Free Pantry at the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE. More information is available at kentwood.us/littlefreepantry.