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Title: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 03, 2013, 12:05:03 PM
Donations/Sponsors list:

1.) Frank Grimes - $50
2.) Sooper Lube, 1111 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - 2 Free Oil Changes
3.) Barolo Restaurant, 2765 Black Road, Joliet - $25 Gift Certificate
4.) Fade Gear - 4 Fade Gear Crunch Bags!
5.) Tobacco and Cigars - 3189 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - 2 E-Cigarettes (approx $20)
6.) Mimi's Cafe - 2656 Show Place Drive (off 59), Naperville - 3 Dozen muffins
7.) Innova - 3 Champion Shark 3's
8.) Bakers Square - 2211 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - $100 in Gift Cards!
9.) Aces and Chains - 1706 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - 2 10th Anniversary Buzzz's
10.) Mr. Sub - 1507 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - 3 $25 gift cards!
11.) Latitude 64 & Westside Discs - 5 new discs! (Gold Stag, Gold Tursas, Gold Fury, Gold Stilleto, & a Gold Underworld)
12.) Discraft - Nice CTP package including Discraft bag, Towel, Rapid Dry Perf shirt, Supercolor "CTP winner" Buzzz and Supercolor Mini.
13.) Aurelio's Pizza - 3101 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - 2 $10 gift cards.
14.) Jel Sert (& Randy Moore Sr.) - Two very nice Jel Sert kits & a Pro Wraith
15.) Discount Tire - 1719 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - 17 coupons for a $50 Prepaid Visa with the purchase of 4 tires or 4 wheels.
16.) McDonalds - 1515 W. Jefferson St., Joliet - 10 Free Extra Value Meals





One day C-Tier PDGA sanctioned tournament.

This is the day before Fathers Day. All Dads who sign up will have a special CTP setup just for them.

Two 27 hole rounds at Westpark. Westpark is one of the most popular courses in the Joliet area. Hole 2 is an easy shot down from the top of the ridge to the basket below, while hole 11, The Green Mile, is a long shot with a fairway that narrows significantly from the halfway point to the pin. The course plays thru mature oaks. Tee pads are natural.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. This is a one day only event, and very likely to fill. Plus, if you pre-register, it helps us run a smoother tournament. Even though I prefer pre-registration, there is NO Day of Fee for registration if spots are available.

Check in, and day of registration (if there are spots available) will be between 8-9am at the pavillion above hole 8. Registration ends promptly at 9. Players meeting at 9:15am and play begins after that.


TD Headquarters will be at the pavillion above hole 8. The pavillion is off Wheeler Ave. The map below is fully functional.


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All divisions play on Saturday.

Base cost is $30 for Amateur divisions, and $55 for Pro divisions. Ace fund is $2 and CTP is $3. If you are not a current PDGA member, there is also a $10 charge that gets passed on to the PDGA. 
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 10, 2013, 12:43:33 PM
This is a now charity fund raiser event benefitting the American Brain Tumor Association in memory of Kerrie Gulczynski Long. Kerrie was my wife's friend since childhood who died 10 years ago from a brain tumor. So, this one has a lot of personal meaning to me and my family. If you've ever lost someone to cancer, you know it can be devastating for everyone involved. Please come out and support a worthy cause!

Kerrie's pen name was Rio. Therefore, the tournament name has been changed to Chain Reaction for Rio.

More details to follow.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 13, 2013, 02:42:27 PM
I am, of course, looking for both cash and item donations for this tournament. Cash donations will go directly to the American Brain Tumor Association. Item donations will be used for special second round CTPs, and if we get enough of them I'll have a raffle as well. I've attached a Powerpoint flyer that you can use to get donations if you are so kind.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Frankie on May 15, 2013, 04:54:55 AM
I am, of course, looking for both cash and item donations for this tournament. Cash donations will go directly to the American Brain Tumor Association. Item donations will be used for special second round CTPs, and if we get enough of them I'll have a raffle as well. I've attached a Powerpoint flyer that you can use to get donations if you are so kind.
Can a donation be mailed in? A check mailed to American Brain Tumor Association?
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 15, 2013, 10:07:23 AM
Thank you very much for the inquiry Frank. You can mail the check, made out to the American Brain Tumor Association, to:

Aces and Chains
1706 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL  60435

That way, I can give proper credit to each sponsor here, on the posters, and at the players meetings. Also, Kerrie's Mom, Marianne, will know how much was donated. Each of these donations goes to a specific scholarship which is granted to a student studying to go into cancer research.

I also plan to get the forms from the ABTA to send out to each sponsor for tax purposes.

I'm not asking for any specific amounts from individual sponsors. Whatever you feel like giving, or can afford to give is perfectly fine. Thanks in advance for your consideration!
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 21, 2013, 02:28:58 PM
We have our first donation/sponsor, and it's none other than (drum roll please......)


Frank Grimes!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Frank for getting it started. I very much appreciate it! I'll be mailing you a letter from the ABTA that you can use at tax time to keep "the man" off your back.

To everyone else - I'm hoping to get item donations as well, so if you've got some collector plastic just sitting around, or basically anything that a disc golfer might cherish as a CTP prize, or for the raffle, please don't hesitate to donate it to this good cause. I'm hoping to have 20 CTPs for the second round that players can buy into for $3 each, or all in for $25-$35 depending on what items we get.

And, of course, we can always use cash donations (ie: checks made out to the ABTA).
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 21, 2013, 02:31:37 PM
Please note that item donations will also get a letter from the American Brain Tumor Association based on the retail value of said item that can be used at tax time.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Frankie on May 22, 2013, 06:58:17 AM
We have our first donation/sponsor, and it's none other than (drum roll please......)


Frank Grimes!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Frank for getting it started. I very much appreciate it! I'll be mailing you a letter from the ABTA that you can use at tax time to keep "the man" off your back.

To everyone else - I'm hoping to get item donations as well, so if you've got some collector plastic just sitting around, or basically anything that a disc golfer might cherish as a CTP prize, or for the raffle, please don't hesitate to donate it to this good cause. I'm hoping to have 20 CTPs for the second round that players can buy into for $3 each, or all in for $25-$35 depending on what items we get.

And, of course, we can always use cash donations (ie: checks made out to the ABTA).
You are welcome, I hope it works out well. I know what effort it takes to raise money. 
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 22, 2013, 12:48:44 PM
Got a second sponsor - Sooper Lube was extremely generous and dropped off two free oil changes. Please consider them for your next oil change. They have some excellent reviews on google.

Sooper Lube
1111 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL
815-723-4998
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 29, 2013, 03:26:26 PM
Two more sponsors:

Barolo Restaurant - $25 Gift Certificate
Fade Gear - 4 Fade Gear Crunch Bags

I am very happy to get the Barolo Gift Certificate. My wife Diane and I ate there last week, and it is the best food we've had in a long long time. They said the cook there was a "master chef", and they weren't kidding! I've never had Lasagna that good. (Sorry Mom!) My wife's plate was just as good. Everything was excellent. And the dining room is very classy - a great place to take a date you want to impress. I highly recommend them. Barolo's Restaurant - 2765 Black Road - Joliet, Il.

And what can I say about Fade Gear? At a total value of $168.43, this is the most generous donation so far. They are a local company, and they make a great bag. Not only that, but they supported the Wild West Tournament last year. We carry them in both shops. Come and get yourself one!
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 30, 2013, 11:01:41 AM
3 more new sponsors to add.

Tobacco and Cigars: Very nice gentleman running this store. He donated two E-Cigs right on the spot. All your smoking needs at one store. On Jefferson, in the shopping center on the corner of Jefferson and Essington.

Mimi's Cafe: Very generous donation of 3 dozen muffins. I'll be offering these up for $2 each at lunch, or 2 for $3, with ALL proceeds going to the American Brain Tumor Association. If you've ever had their muffins, you'll be in line to get one. They also make a great gourmet breakfast if you are ever in the area...check em out.

Innova Disc Golf: In addition to their usual sponsorship/support, Innova is donating 3 Champion Shark 3's. Innova is always there to lend their support for disc golf tournaments! Don't forget to support the companies that support the sport!
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Goforit on May 31, 2013, 01:43:39 AM
3 more new sponsors to add.

Tobacco and Cigars: Very nice gentleman running this store. He donated two E-Cigs right on the spot. All your smoking needs at one store. On Jefferson, in the shopping center on the corner of Jefferson and Essington.

Mimi's Cafe: Very generous donation of 3 dozen muffins. I'll be offering these up for $2 each at lunch, or 2 for $3, with ALL proceeds going to the American Brain Tumor Association. If you've ever had their muffins, you'll be in line to get one. They also make a great gourmet breakfast if you are ever in the area...check em out.

Innova Disc Golf: In addition to their usual sponsorship/support, Innova is donating 3 Champion Shark 3's. Innova is always there to lend their support for disc golf tournaments! Don't forget to support the companies that support the sport!
Jel-Sert Company will donate a package for raffle and a ctp Patrick. Will you be at Oswego this weekend? If not I can give it to you some other time before tourney.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on May 31, 2013, 10:03:22 AM
That's awesome! I won't be there, but Clayton Drake will. He's my sponsored player. I can have him pick up whatever you bring and take it back to the shop, or we can arrange to meet at a later date. Whatever works best for you.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Goforit on May 31, 2013, 02:36:24 PM
That's awesome! I won't be there, but Clayton Drake will. He's my sponsored player. I can have him pick up whatever you bring and take it back to the shop, or we can arrange to meet at a later date. Whatever works best for you.
I'll give them to Clayton Patrick. 2 nice gift packages with many Jel-Sert products!
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 01, 2013, 10:17:59 AM
2 More Sponsors:

Bakers Square: A very generous donation of 20 $5 gift cards. Can you say Mmmmmmm.....Pie?

Aces and Chains: I've sweetened the pot a little with two 10th Anniversary Buzzz's.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: aaron49423 on June 01, 2013, 03:59:08 PM
2 More Sponsors:

Bakers Square: A very generous donation of 20 $5 gift cards. Can you say Mmmmmmm.....Pie?

Aces and Chains: I've sweetened the pot a little with two 20th Anniversary Buzzz's.

Can't wait to get a look at those 20th Buzzz's.  I really enjoy seeing into the future!   ;D
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 01, 2013, 04:32:29 PM
Haha, my finger slipped! I swear to God!

Ok, ok, you got me. They're actually 10th anniversary Buzzz's.

That would be ironic though.....looking into the future to see something commemorating the past....
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 03, 2013, 11:27:08 AM
Two new sponsors:

Mr. Sub: Very generous donation of 3 $25 gift cards to Mr. Sub. Plus, they have the best subs in the area. Try the Philly Steak - Clayton's favorite! They are usually busy, but always get the order right.

Latititude 64: Svante hooked me up with 5 new Latitude 64 discs! I'll give you more info when I get the order in. I don't need to tell most of you that they make great discs with lots of glide. If you haven't tried them out yet, you should give em a throw.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 05, 2013, 01:31:32 PM
One new sponsor to add:

Discraft: Always there to help with any tournament, Discraft came thru again with a nice CTP package including a bag, towel, Rapid dry perf shirt, Supercolor "CTP winner" Buzzz and Supercolor mini.

I've almost reached my goal of 20 CTPs for the second round. Come out and join in the fun. this should be a good one, and it's for a good cause. As mentioned, none of your tournament fees will be used for the fund raiser...I'm running it just like normal with the same great payouts. The second round of CTPs will be how I raise funds. Please bring some extra $$$ for the second round. As you can see, we have some great prizes available...you won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 05, 2013, 08:50:55 PM
Another sponsor today:

Aurelio's Pizza: Another generous sponsor - gave two $10 gift certificates toward some of the best pizza in the Joliet area. The owner Luke not only supports the sport - this is the second time he's sponsored one of my tournaments - but he also employs a few disc golfers as well.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 08, 2013, 01:50:52 PM
Three new sponsors to add:

Jel Sert (& Randy Moore Sr.): They are very proud that everything they sell is made in the good ol' US of A. Not just the product, but all the packaging too. Sr. dropped off two very nice Jel Sert boxes chock full of good stuff. You'll have to see it to believe it. He also dropped off a Pro Wraith to sweeten it a little. I've seen Jel Sert donate many times to good causes. Great company, great guy. Definitely deserving of our support!

McDonalds: Donated 10 Extra Value Meals to help us raise money. I spoke with the owner, and he is very friendly. Located just down the street from the shop, stop in for a meal on the way to WestPark.

Discount Tire: Donated 17 coupons good toward a $50 prepaid Visa with the purchase of 4 new tires, or 4 new wheels. Right accross the street from the shop. I can personally vouch for Discount Tire as I've used them many times. They stand behind their service. Check em out if you need new tires, or even just a tire repair.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 10, 2013, 11:37:51 AM
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Here's one of the trophies for Chain Reaction for Rio. Still some details to finish on it, but you get the idea. It's made so you can put your favorite disc behind the chains and it will hold it for you. Or, you can display it without a disc in it.

Pro is gold, Advanced silver, Intermediate is blue, Recreational is white, and Novice is red.
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 10, 2013, 11:39:49 AM
I have trademarked this trophy, so don't get any wise ideas!   ;)
Title: Re: Chain Reaction for Rio - June 15th - Westpark (A Charity Fund Raiser)
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 16, 2013, 08:26:05 AM
First off, let me just say how proud I was of the disc golf community yesterday. We had a lot of players come out and generously support a worthy cause. My sincere thanks to everyone who participated!

Special mention: Anthony Noe aced hole 3 during the tournament for $84! When I handed him the money during the awards ceremony, he handed it right back to me to add to the funds we were raising for the American Brain Tumor Association. THAT was a very classy move!

We raised a total of $831!

Cash donations were also given by Frank Grimes, Kayla Van Tricht, and Sean Callahan.

A lot of people were instrumental in making this happen, in addition to our generous sponsors listed above. I would like to thank Michael Kursell, Aaron Studer, Kevin Schramm, Jesus Padilla, Kayla Van Tricht, Cory Clements, Marianne Devo-Green, Connor Chwaszczewski, and Larry Pennuto.

If I missed anyone, please accept my sincere apologies. It was a very long day, and by the end I was completely exhausted.

The scores are up as of this morning at 8am. Official TD report has already been submitted, so the ratings for this tournament should show up on the next update.

Mother Nature showed a little emotion during the first round, with some very light rain falling. But the skies smiled down on us for the whole second round. The temperature rose to 80 degrees out and it was very humid.

Total course length with the three extra holes was 7166 feet!

I hope everyone had a great time, and thanks again for helping us raise funds for such a worthy cause. See you at the next tournament...

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