Friday, April 24, 2009

Disc golf tourney to raise money for KCPD’s Mounted Patrol Unit


The Friends of the Kansas City Missouri Mounted Patrol is sponsoring the Inaugural Disc Golf Tournament on June 6 to raise money for KCPD’s Mounted Patrol Unit.

The Tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Thornfield Disc Golf Course, 6701 W. 167th St., in Stilwell, Kan. It will feature a demonstration by the Mounted Patrol Unit that will include how the horses are trained and explain the benefits of horses in their supporting role in Law Enforcement.

The Thornfield Disc Golf Course was built by Suburban Lawn & Garden in early 2008 and is the only private course of its kind in the Kansas City metro area. Disc Golf began in the 1960s as an offshoot of the Frisbee craze, and there are now more than 2,500 disc golf courses throughout the country.

This Disc Golf Tournament is sponsored by The Friends of the Kansas City Missouri Mounted Patrol, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was established for the express purpose of providing financial support for the Kansas City Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit. Previous funds raised have enabled members of KCPD’s Mounted Patrol to train in Canada with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and paid for special veterinary care for the horses. The money also has been used to purchase heated water buckets, specialized tack and other supplies for the Unit.

KCPD’s Mounted Patrol Unit consists entirely of donated horses and is housed in stables at Swope Park.

To get a registration form for the tournament, go to the Mounted Patrol’s Web site at and click on “Fund-raising events,” or call 816-331-3036.