A Skaggs Legacy Endowment will help kids in Reeds Spring to practice healthy lifestyles. The Skaggs Foundation awarded nearly $4,500 to Reeds Spring Middle School teacher Shane Corporon. He plans to build a frisbee golf course behind the school.
“I just wanted a space for kids to be able to play,” said Corporon. “This course will not only provide students with an opportunity to learn and practice healthy habits but will also provide our community with a new and fun activity that is great for all ages.”
The Reeds Spring area is full of recreational activities on the water but lacks parks, playgrounds, and other recreational resources for the community. This project will help address that need.
Frisbee golf is similar to regular golf. Players throw a frisbee toward a metal basket and count the number of throws it takes to hit the target. Coach Corporon plans to design a nine-hole course.
“For us to make a small contribution is a big deal,” said Skaggs Foundation Board Member Nita Jayne Ayres. “Small grants are sometimes, I feel, the most impactful.”
This endowment grant was one of 30 that The Skaggs Foundation awarded to organizations in Stone and Taney Counties to support community initiatives that improve health and wellness.