Kentwood’s Seventh Annual Freeze Fest Disc Golf Tournament and Food Drive Slated for Feb. 19
The City of Kentwood and Great Lakes Disc again have partnered to host the seventh annual Freeze Fest doubles disc golf tournament and food drive on Saturday, Feb. 19.
Disc golfers of all skill 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 been amazing to see the popularity of our disc golf tournaments grow over the years and, along with it, the support of Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry,” said Lori Gresnick, Kentwood recreation program coordinator. “We are grateful the disc golfer community continues to take part in our annual tournaments for some friendly competition and for a good cause.”
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 nonperishable 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 proud to again partner with the City of Kentwood to host the annual Freeze Fest,” said Shea Abbgy, owner of Great Lakes Disc. “It feels great to have our favorite sport play a part in helping the local community.”
The demand for Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry at the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE, has steadily increased since its opening, and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help meet the growing need, the City of Kentwood opened a second pantry location in 2021 at the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE. More information is available at kentwood.us/LittleFreePantry.