By Jim Bradford, Chapter Chair at Mission Trail Middle School
The Mission Trail Middle School Father’s Club hit the ground running recently. The brand-new chapter and latest middle school in Olathe to have a Father’s Club chapter chipped in with some good old fashioned sweat equity behind the school.
Earlier this year, Mission Trail science teacher Perry Martin took the lead on building a new 18-hole disc golf course on the Mission Trail property. To ensure they were able to build an appealing, as well as challenging, course, Martin felt as though they should take advantage of the densely wooded area behind the school. That meant clearing the wooded area. He began the project last spring after securing the 18 disc golf baskets through a grant (and a matching grant).
He started clearing some of the area himself, but soon realized the task was a bit too daunting.
Enter the brand-new Mission Trail Father’s Club.
A group of five Mission Trail fathers, Martin and band instructor Eric Griffin chipped in to help further clear the area where three holes would wind their way through the woods behind the school.
With a few heavy-duty trimmers and some chainsaws, the course is starting to come into focus. Another work day is planned in the coming weeks to tackle the back nine.
Way to go, Mission Trail Father’s Club! The kids are going to love this new disc golf course.