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Worlds Benefits Red Cross

More than 1,100 competitors from 13 countries will attend the 2012 Professional Disc Golf Association Professional and Amateur World Championships July 14-21 in Charlotte.

A portion of proceeds from the tournament will benefit the American Red Cross.

"We chose the American Red Cross because this tournament is drawing people from around the world,” said Sam Nicholson, tournament director. “The Red Cross is a global organization, and we support its mission to help people in time of need no matter if they are here in the United States or overseas."

The local Red Cross is assisting the tournament by providing and recruiting volunteers. Volunteers are still needed, as the tournament is set to break records.

“The number of players coming to Charlotte will make this the largest disc golf tournament in the history of the sport,” Nicholson said.

World titles in 25 divisions will be at stake as players compete on 14 Mecklenburg County courses, the most ever used in a single disc golf event. 

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Assist tournament staff
  • Serve as welcome crews at the airport
  • Transport players to multiple courses
  • Staff coolers/water stations
  • Work as parking attendants

Volunteers who work multiple shifts will receive a tournament T-shirt and meal voucher.

To volunteer:

Sign up online to volunteer or contact Bryan Paschal at [email protected] or 704.906.2929.

Visit for more information on volunteer opportunities and the tournament.

This is the third time Charlotte has hosted a Professional Disc Golf Association event. The first was in 1986 with play on three courses. A decade later, Charlotte hosted the 1997 World Championships. 

About the American Red Cross:

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