Please go here— http://icebowlhq.com/docs/kcice08registration.pdf
—to download a registration form for the 21st Annual KC Ice Bowl on January 27. As the Ice Bowl is KC's largest annual event, we're not changing it up much—play with your own group the first round (when you can use all the mulligans you care to buy) and then a break for the chili feed (please bring chili) and the CTP contest. (Please bring prizes to donate or hit your favorite restaurant or store up for a gift certificate. Best prizes so far are a DISCatcher Traveler (retails for $125) and a $50 DGW gift certificate.) There will be a second nine holes for those who want to have a chance at winning a disc and of course, to get their name engraved on the Ice Bowl perpetual trophy. No mulligans allowed during the second round.
We've added a new charity this year. Besides the Bishop Sullivan Center (http://bishopsullivan.org
), which has been our only charity for several years, we welcome club member Dave Emerson's FLHW Foundation (http://www.flhw.org/
). After discovering that he had a very bad case of prostate cancer, he formed FLHW to help find a cure. Our goal this year is to raise $3300, with FLHW getting 1/3 of the total.
A word about which charities are most appropriate for our Ice Bowl is that we really want to choose causes that are local, which allows us to better integrate ourselves within the community at large. This can have benefits beyond just doing good things. For example, we had the Bishop Sullivan Center on our side when we went ofter PIAC money, which led to both Cliff Drive and Blue Valley.
Although I don't view our Ice Bowl as a competition with the other Ice Bowls who are raising more money than we, I am entirely open to the idea of raising more money. Steve Glover, if you know of a person or company who might be willing to match our donations, please let me know whom to contact. I'll follow up on that right away. I know that St Cloud, which raised an incredible $21K last year, got a nice matching grant, but they work on Ice Bowl all year long as well. As others have mentioned, some Ice Bowls run fund-raising events prior to Ice Bowl to buoy their total. Other Ice Bowls work the business community and generous disc golfer for cash donations. I'll be glad to work with anyone who wants to pursue more sponsorship, but we need to hit the streets soon.
While raising more dough is a laudable goal, I'm remain quite proud of the KC disc golf community for what we've done with Ice Bowl. We have a whole bunch of fun as we play some golf, eat and party, and don't whine. Also, we've managed to get some very nice publicity for the event and our sport as well. Let's do it again! Oh yeah, if it remains icy, we will not go Downunder for the second round. (This might been sixsomes, but no more broken bones!)
As always, the success of this event has to do with lots of people pitching in. Right now we need things such as a generator, more tables, more chili and other dishes (beer?), donations (cash or prizes), judges for the chili contest, a prize for the chili contest, and so on. If you want to donate some time in the running of the event, please give me a call at 816.471.3742. Looking forward to catching up with everyone on January 27. My prediction for the weather is no snow and 48° as a high. (Anyone want to run a weather prediction pool—half going to the winner and the other half to charity?)