By Jeff Gallatin
Another opportunity for fun is expected to be flying around the Cahoon Creek area soon.
Lawrence Kuh, the primary organizer for the new sports activity, said all the funds needed to get a course for the sport built in the Cahoon Park area have been raised.
“We got a lot of support from community groups and citizens who are interested in seeing this come about in the city,” Kuh said.
He said current estimates are that it will cost about $3,100 to put together a nine-hole course for the sport, which involves flying a disk into a basket. Supporters have already raised about $3,500.
“There’s enough money to cover what we need and we also have community groups and the city recreation department working with us to get it ready whenever there is a final approval,” Kuh said.
City Council President Paul Koomar said he expects the matter to go back before City Council next week and then to the Cahoon Memorial Park Board of Trustees.
“It was a timing issue; we wanted to make sure all the information was ready if there were any questions about it,” he said. “It sounds like they’re getting everything together, so I would expect it to go before the Parks and Recreation Committee next Monday (May 13). And after the committee is through, it would go to the (Cahoon
Memorial) Park Board of Trustees for final approval.”
Both Mayor Debbie Sutherland’s administration and City Council members have expressed support for putting a course into Bay Village.
Kuh said the project supporters will put together the baskets needed for the course and that the city recreation department will have the frisbee-like discs available for people to use if they do not have their own.
“We checked out other courses around the northern Ohio area so we could put together a course which would fit Bay Village and the atmosphere in Cahoon Park in the best manner possible,” he said.
In addition, there will be information available and links on city and other community websites where people can learn more about the actual game itself.
“We’ll have information and resources available through a number of different sources for people to learn about how to play the game,” he said. “We’ve already had a lot of people asking about when they will be able to play it in Bay Village.”
Kuh said if the final approval is given by City Council and the park board of trustees within the next couple of weeks, the course would be ready for public use by June.
“We’re essentially ready to go on putting it in place as soon as we get the go-ahead,” he said. “It’s something that people should be able to use by late spring and summer.”