The West Virginia Professional Disc Golf Association will host the inaugural Jackson’s Mill Disc Golf Classic, Sunday, Aug. 30, at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill in Weston, West Virginia.

The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Costs for the tournament vary based on age and level of experience.

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The 2015 Jackson’s Mill Disc Golf Tournament begins at 8 a.m. with the first round tee-off slated for 9:30 a.m. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m.

The Jackson’s Mill Disc Golf Classic is a partnership between the WVPDGA and the WVU Extension Service.

The disc golf course debuted at ALPHA II State 4-H Camp in June, and it provides 4-H’ers the opportunity to experience a new sport while teaching the public about diabetes and related health education. Each tee is accompanied by a kiosk containing educational information approved by the FDA.

The event builds on the 4-H program’s long-standing commitment to healthy and active lifestyles.

“The University has a responsibility to continue to adapt to the needs and opportunities of the state,” said Steve Bonanno, dean and director of the WVU Extension Service. “The disc golf course provides a new recreation opportunity for the state while providing a new educational opportunity for 4-H’ers.”

The course was made possible with assistance from global healthcare company NovoNordisk.

The West Virginia Disc Golf Association is a membership-based organization aimed at promoting and advancing disc golf throughout the state by having a presence at tournaments, charity events and community service projects.

For more than a century, 4-H has focused on agricultural science, electricity, mechanics, entrepreneurship and natural sciences. Today, 4-H out-of-school opportunities also exist in subjects like rocketry, robotics, biofuels, renewable energy and computer science.

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