Frisbee course offers free fun

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SCCC team members Paul Fisher, left, and Wade Lyon install goal stations. 

SCCC team members volunteered time, talents

Bright yellow cages and takes dot the verdant heart of Seward County Community College, a quiet invitation to take a deep breath and enjoy life a bit more. The nine-station frisbee golf course is the result of a two-year project suggested by SCCC students. 

Tyler Mangels, welding instructor and housing supervisor, started the project when he was still a student on campus. Through Student Government, he and several others proposed an addition to outdoor recreation options. 

“We thought it would be fun, and we knew we could actually make the stations in welding classes,” he said. The group approached SCCC Student Life Director Wade Lyon, got board approval, and set to work. SCCC drafting students designed the stations, welding students manufactured them, and auto-body collision repair students finished the work with a glossy coat of yellow.

Two summers later, Lyon, Mangels, and student housing manager Paul Fisher, added sweat equity to the project, which now stands ready for play. 

“The course has been quite an effort to complete and I want to thank everyone that helped make this project possible,” Lyon said. “The course is approximately a ½ mile to walk and would be  great and fun way to get in those extra steps. We are currently working on a map, score cards and discs, but feel free to take advantage of the course now.”

Lyon added that SCCC instrumental music instructor Darin Workman provided on-site testing services. 

“The course has been ‘Workman Approved,’” Lyon said. “Come on out and give it a try.”

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