CaddyStacks on par for second year in Mabee Library

ReAnne Utemark

It’s no joke: CaddyStacks is teeing off for its second year in Mabee Library on April Fool’s Day.

CaddyStacks is an 18-hole miniature golf course set up in the library, with six holes on all of its three floors. At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, open play begins for Washburn students, faculty and staff. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, open play begins for both the Topeka and Washburn communities. At 3:30 p.m. on both days, the tournament will start for the grand prize of a Wii game system. Cost of play for community members is $5, $3 with current WUID and children ages 16 and under play for free.

“We just want to try and have some fun and offer a less intimidating way to experience the library and, if possible, raise a little bit of money,” said Alan Bearman, Interim Dean of University Libraries.

Bearman said there will be a bake sale on the main level on both days and children’s activities on Saturday.

“People have been asking about when we were doing it again,” said Bearman. “This is our second year, I hope it becomes a tradition.”

The money raised during the event will go toward improvements and updates to the library.

Marj Murray, one of the librarians working on CaddyStacks, said she was excited about the event.

“I think it’s a very unique way of changing the image of the library,” said Murray. “CaddyStacks breaks down barriers of what people think about library.”

There will be prizes from a variety of local businesses. Mabee Library, the Friends of Mabee Library and the Student Chapter of the Friends of Mabee Library are coordinating the event.

Last year, more than $5,000 was raised and over 200 golfers participated in the first year of CaddyStacks.