Kevin Rounds wrote:
replacing the DB5 baskets in j park is a current issue for discap and it appears that just about every one agrees we need up grades to permanent PDGA sanctioned baskets.... and I agree the upgrade is needed. However, I would love to have 18 baskets back when this happens, as I have a property for them. I would gladly accept an 18 hole setup in return for my initial investment of financing and Town Board permission for getting the course setup. I would appreciate any opinions on this idea...ty
Although the Town recently gave us the green light to upgrade the baskets, it will take a considerable amount of time to fund-raise enough money to complete the new installations. Even if the fundraising campaign goes quickly, it will still take a significant portion of time to install too. Fortunately, this is not an urgent issue since the DB5s have been holding up well for the last decade.
I wasn't around 10 years ago when the baskets were originally installed, but none of my discussions with the Town or Discap has contested that you provided the majority of the baskets. As such, I'd like to thank you and the others that helped create J-Park (Greg, Tim, etc.) because it is the reason I discovered (and became addicted to) disc golf. I also appreciate your support and insight with respect to undertaking this upgrade. As the details eventually get worked out, I'm hopeful that we can work together in everyone's best interest and continue to enhance the #1 Discap course.
I'm look forward to discussing more details over our next round. Hopefully the weather continues to cooperate.
Selling the DB5's is a good way to raise funds for the new baskets. Although the lack of stands will devalue them a bit.
Innova offered us an additional $50 credit per basket if we donate them to a school, hospital...etc. (not another park). Personally I feel the value of the baskets is more than this (even without the stands).