Tuscaloosa's disc golf club is organizing a tournament later this month to help two local teens make it to the sport's Junior World Championship in Tulsa in July.

Chad Berry, a Northport man, told the Thread his 14-year-old son Jack Berry and his doubles partner, Tuscaloosa's Warren Pate, are talented players trying to get to the Junior Disc Golf World Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma next month.

There, more than 400 young players will compete based on their age in a six-round, weeklong tournament for a shot at the title of junior world champion.

Berry and Pate are among the best young players in the state and finished first and second place in the Alabama Junior Disc Golf Championship last summer. They hope to excel next month in Tulsa, too, but expenses will be high.

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To help mitigate costs, the Tuscaloosa Disc Golf has organized a fundraiser tournament to be held here at home later this month.

The "Tuscaloosa 2 Tulsa 2-Step" doubles tournament will pit teams of two against one another on June 29th at the 18-hole Ol' Colony Disc Golf Course.

Player teams will be divided into twelve divisions and face off in a two-round tournament with separate course layouts for each round.

All players will receive a custom tournament-stamped disc and have the opportunity to participate in raffles and divisional closet-to-pin contests with more prizes on the line.

The first round is expected to tee off at 9 a.m., with the second round expected to start sometime around 1 p.m.

Registration costs $50 per team regardless of division, and the registration deadline is June 28th.

Click here to learn more and help these local athletes make it to the World Championships.

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