To raise funds for Stephenville ISD's iChampion initiative, Gilbert Intermediate School's PTO is turning to flying discs hosting its first ever Disc Golf Tournament at 6 p.m. Friday, May 6, on the Stephenville High School campus.

“Gilbert is the next school to go to the one-to-one and they’re wanting keyboards for every one of the iPads for the kids to use, that’s really what we’re raising the money for,” Amber Ferguson, PTO President, said.

The nine-hole course starts at Stephenville High School and runs through Gilbert Intermediate and Henderson Junior High. To make the play a full 18-holes, the course will be played backwards after completing the first round of nine.

“We’re hoping it becomes an annual thing. We wanted to do more of a social event for families and the community to have fun together,” Carley Heller, PTO member, said.

The Stephenville Disc Golf Club will be in attendance to help out with the rules and techniques for beginners during the tournament.

“Our main focus was to do something the kids would enjoy. The school district received a grant to put up the disc golf course and this event lets the kids and community know the course is available, and to raise money while they play disc golf,” Ferguson said. “We don’t want it to be just for the Gilbert kids or kids in general, we want everyone to come out and play. It’s just a good family event.”

To enter in the tournament one must complete a registration form and a fee of $10 per individual, $20 after April 25, or $35 per team of four (two teams of two people); $50 after April 25. To receive an entry form, email Ferguson at

All players will receive a Frisbee disc and a mini disc marker, though registering after April 25th will not guarantee the free disc.

A concession stand will be available during the event for refreshments and snacks, and a silent auction featuring disc golf themed items will be held that evening. Prizes for the winners will be awarded after the tournament.