First Derek Sorensen disc golf tournament set for Saturday in Penn Valley |

First Derek Sorensen disc golf tournament set for Saturday in Penn Valley

Derek Sorensen
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The first “Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Fundraiser Tournament” will be held Saturday at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley.

This memorial tournament will be held in conjunction with the United Way of Nevada County’s Grills ‘n’ Grilles event, which will also include BBQ competitions, car show, live music and fun for the whole family.

Derek Sorensen was 26 years old when he was taken from his loving family.

“He was a best friend to many and a great friend to all,” said his mother, Debbie Evans. “He was not judgmental; never a bully and he loved all living things. He loved all living things; dogs, cats, butterflies, birds, bees and even slugs. Derek was passionate about the Yuba River, loved the mountains, the ocean and most of all the desert and he enjoyed many sports, bowling, hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding and playing disc golf. He is missed by many.”

A memorial bench, which his parents are donating to the disc golf course in memory of their beloved son, will be unveiled during the tournament, which begins at 9:30 a.m.

There’s still time to register for the Doubles Tournament either by calling Woody at 530-272-4400 or by signing up the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

All divisions are welcome (must have minimum of three teams to make a division). The entry fee is $40 per team. Each player will receive $5 worth of food and drink tickets for the Grills ‘n’ Grilles event.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to United Way of Nevada County.

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