City of Kentwood, Great Lakes Disc to Host Annual Fall Fling Tournament and Food Drive on Nov. 11

City of Kentwood, Great Lakes Disc to Host Annual Fall Fling Tournament and Food Drive on Nov. 11

Donations Collected Will Help Restock Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry

The City of Kentwood and Great Lakes Disc are inviting disc golfers of all levels to the annual Fall Fling tournament and food drive Saturday, Nov. 11.

The best-shot doubles tournament begins with on-site registration at 9 a.m. at Old Farm Park, 2350 Embro Drive SE. The cost is $25 per person or $50 per team, plus a canned food donation for Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry.

“The City of Kentwood is pleased to again offer local disc golfers an opportunity to have fun, show off their skills and support our community at the Fall Fling,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “We appreciate our partnership with Great Lakes Disc in helping to bring this popular event to Kentwood each year and are grateful for the continued generosity of our local disc golf community.”

Pre-registration for the Fall Fling is encouraged online at Players will meet at 9:45 a.m., and the first round of the tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Dune Buggy food truck will be on-site offering burgers, fries and beverages for sale.

“We really enjoy being a part of this tournament and spending a fall day with local disc golfers and other community members,” said Shea Abbgy, owner of Great Lakes Disc. “Our team is honored to join the City of Kentwood in co-hosting this event, which is a great example of our community’s active and giving spirit.”

The Kentwood Little Free Pantry initiative began in 2017 as a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The pantry is open to all community members year-round and addresses an immediate and local need. It offers non-perishable food and personal care items. Anyone can utilize or donate to the pantry, no applications required and no questions are asked.

Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry is in immediate need of donations, and the City is encouraging local businesses, organizations and community members to get involved. The pantry has locations at the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE, and the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE, along with several other donation bins located throughout the City of Kentwood campus.

More information about the pantry, including hours and a suggested list of donations, is available at