Registration for Kansas City's 25th Annual Ice Bowl is now open at Disc Golf World. You can download an entry form and a pledge sheet here: http://kcfdc.org/docs/kcib12reg-pledge.pdf
. Pre-registering is always a good thing and most appreciated.
The Pledge Sheet is something new for this year. Hopefully, many Ice Bowl participants will ask their friends and family to help out by pledging money for each hole they play at Ice Bowl. In addition to supporting our long-time charity, Bishop Sullivan Center, we are also raising funds for Harvesters—the Community Food Network. Our goal for 2012 is $4000, which is about $1000 more from 2011.
As always, Ice Bowl is more about fun and charity than competition. However, the overall winner gets to keep the Ice Bowl traveling trophy for one year. Our current Ice Bowl champ is Leo DaPrato. Also for those who play the final nine, the winner of each card with the best 27-hole score will win a DX disc.
Similar to the way it was run last year, we'll have two shotgun starts on Saturday, January 28—at 10 am and 1:30 pm on the top course. We'll run a maximum of 108 (18 groups of 6) each round. We'll strive to accommodate all "I-want-to-play-with-someone-specific" requests. This year you can purchase and use mulligans on Saturday as well as Sunday. If there are fewer than 108 players for the afternoon round, people who played in the morning may play a second round for a $5 donation and use the better score for final-nine placement.
Sunday, January 29 will be the traditional Ice Bowl Celebration featuring pick-your-time-with-your-own-group rounds on either course teeing off from 8-10. The closest-to-the-hole contest will conclude around 2 pm. Lunch, which is provided by players bringing chili for the Chili Contest and other munchables to share begins at noon. The final nine hole round tees off around 2:30. To play the final round for a prize, you must have played one round on Saturday or Sunday morning.
We're looking for a person or a team of people who will work with me but will take responsibility for the lunch and the chili contest. This includes finding a generator or generators to power 30-40 crocks of chili, securing bowls and utensils, securing soft drinks, and suggesting or securing a cool prize for the Chili Contest winner. The KCFDC is producing this event and will pay for the what needs to be paid for.
Please consider donating a prize for the Closest-To-The-Pin Contest. This might be a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant or watering hole or some other business; disc golf goodies; movie or sporting event tickets; etc. It's a great place to re-gift those less-than-satisfying Christmas gifts!
If you want to help staff the event on either or both days, donate a prize, bring some chili or other food, please give me a call at 816.471.3472 or 816.914.0094 or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Look for updates out here.
One more thing: here is link to a full-color KC Ice Bowl flier: http://kcfdc.org/docs/kcib12poster.pdf
. Please post this wherever disc golfers or potential disc golfers gather.