The staff of Special Olympics Montana can normally be found supporting the event's athletes but on Wednesday, they were the ones who were competing. The Great Falls Disk Golf Association held a free clinic at their 16-hole course in Warden Park for over twenty local staff members of the State's Special Olympics to teach them all about the game and also to help them bond.
Chief Operating Officer for Special Olympics Montana, Rhonda McCarty, said they had a great time and learned a lot about the sport- which they were formerly unfamiliar with.
"We've had a great day. It's been fun to be out here. Again, we've learned a lot from the Disc Golf Association. We've had lots of fun together, and that's really what sports and competition are all about. And we get to enjoy that ourselves today." said McCarty.
The Great Falls Disk Golf Association said they were very excited when the non-profit organization contacted them hoping to learn more about the sport. They responded by offering the putting and driving clinic and even gave them the opportunity to play with each other in a scrambles tournament.
Drew kent, President of the Great Falls Disc Golf Association, said this was a great opportunity to share the activity with the community as it is a sport anyone can enjoy.
"We want more people to be involved in disc golf in Great Falls. We think it's a great sport. It's a family sport. It's for everybody," he said.
McCarty added that while there are currently no definite plans to incorporate disc golf into Montana's Special Olympics, it could be a possibility in the future.
Kent also wants to encourage families and individuals to come out and enjoy a game of disc golf at the course, which is free to use and open to the public.