The Lower Peninsula Open organizing committee, in collaboration with the Professional Disc Golf Association, is announcing the cancellation of the June 26-28 National Tour event in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
"We deeply regret having to make this difficult decision to cancel one of our top PDGA events of the year," said Kevin Dowd , Tournament Director for the LPO. "But the challenges we faced after running our incredibly successful World Championships last year left us short on the resources it takes to conduct the type of outstanding event that our players, our sponsors, and the PDGA have come to expect from our disc golf club."
The Kalamazoo Disc Golf Club hoped to build on the great momentum they gained from last year's Worlds, but the economic reality in the state hit hardest by the national downturn created a situation that even one of our top disc golf clubs could not overcome.
"Many of the sponsors and volunteers, who added so much to last year's success, are just hunkered down waiting for things to turn-around," Dowd observed.
And while the Lower Peninsula Open is down, it is not out. Kalamazoo disc golf will continue its hard work at producing top-notch disc golf events with the hopes of coming back in 2010 bigger and better than ever.