The 13th Annual Ice Bucket Open will take place on February 24, 2019 at Center Chains DGC in Waterbury, VT!
The Ice Bucket Open is Vermont’s participant in the Ice Bowl. A disc golf charity event held in January or February with a mission to increase local awareness of disc golf by raising charitable funds to combat hunger and other related activities. Ice Bowls emphasize fun over competition in order to promote a positive image for disc golf by publicizing charitable fundraising and community outreach. Since 1996, Ice Bowl events has raised over $4,200,000 worldwide.
There are 3 “official rules” for Ice Bowl Events:
1) Under no circumstances, may an Ice Bowl® be cancelled or postponed because of weather conditions. 2) No wimps or whiners are allowed. 3) There are no excuses for not attending. Either be there or be called out as a wimp!
Each year there are over 200 Ice Bowls worldwide and the Ice Bucket Open is not only one of the coldest but we also are one of the most successful in terms of overall money raised!
2013 – 6th place $8,415 2014 – 3rd place $9,504 2015 – 3rd place $12,143 2016 – 3rd place $15,143 2017 – 2nd place $14,100 2018 – 2nd place $13,187
How do we raise so much money? Well, a few different ways…. Fundraiser discs Pre-Event Zero Gravity fundraiser Registration Fees Mulligans. Yes, you can buy mulligans! Local Fundraising Grants Raffles. This year we will be raffling off a Discatcher Sport Basket. We have never sold out the event at 72 players but I always say our little event has a BIG punch! Last year we hit 62 players.
The Sherwin Art Glass snowman trophies are a BIG hit as the top overall winner gets one, along with the top singles round, top doubles team, top volunteer and top fundraiser.
We will have a chili and cornbread lunch at the Grange Hall across the street where we will also have the players meeting and awards ceremony.
We are proud to be sponsored by many local businesses and members of our Vermont Disc Golf community.
Confirmed Prize Donations:
Old Soul Barbershop ( James Lightholder): Straight razor shave and haircut ( $50 value) Valkenberg print Wrightlife : TBD Skinny Pancake: $50 gift card Jomez: 2 shirts, 2 discs, 2 minis, trucker hat Napa Auto Parts: (2) $25 gift certificates Guy’s Farm & Yard: (3) $25 gift certificates Riverbend Market: gift card Bear Pond Books ( Stowe): $15 gift card Piecasso: (2) $25 gift cards Two Roads Brewing: discs and water bottles Powerplay Sports: $25 gift certificate El Toro Mexican Restaurant: $100 gift certificate Thompson’s Flour Shop ( Stowe): (3) $20 gift certificates Butler’s Pantry: (2) $25 gift cards Birch Hair Studio ( Stowe): $40 gift card Cafe On Main ( Stowe): $25 gift card Aubuchons Hardward ( Morrisville): gift bag Bourne’s Service Center: (2) $50 gift certificates for oil/filer change Cabot Creamery: gift basket ( $35 value ) Farmhouse Tap & Grill: $50 gift card Rock Art Brewery: $25 gift card Black Diamond BBQ: $25 gift card McCarthy’s Restaurant: $50 gift card The Whip Bar & Grill: (2) $25 gift cards Laughing Moon Chocolates: $25 gift card Creative Consignments: $100 gift card Montpelier Aubuchon Hardware: Gas Smoker ( $100 retail value) Butternut Mtn Farm: (2) $20 gift cards Dakin Farm: gift basket Burt’s Pub: (3) $25 gift cards Edelweiss: lunch Stowe Bowl: 4 people/ 2 Rounds of Bowling w/shoes Ben & Jerry’s: (2) $30 gift cards w/ 2 free tour tickets and a free pint Harrison’s Restaurant: $65 gift gard Hello Gorgeous: Shampoo,cut and style by Cindy Chris Gagne: Disc Golf print
DGVT Ice Bowl : Ice Bucket XIII Sunday, February 24,2019 Center Chains DGC, Waterbury Center,Vermont Tournament Directors: Chris Young & Will Cleland Questions? Contact Chris at (802) 881-3467 or email@example.com
Player Check-In: 8am Players Meeting: 8:45am Round 1 start: 9am *Players meeting, lunch and awards at the Grange Hall across the street from the park*
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000
FORMAT: 1st round is singles play and 2nd round is high/Lo Doubles with half the holes being worst shot. Both rounds from the White tees.
MULLIGANS: Mulligans may be purchased for $1 each before round 1 starts and for $2 each before round 2 starts.
LUNCH: Chili and cornbread provided by volunteers.
ENTRY FEES: Generous Golfer Package: $50 (Includes entry fee, 36 mulligans and handi heats) Endless Mulligan Package: $150 ( Includes entry fee, unlimited mulligans and handi heats)
REGISTRATION: Send via Paypal to DGVT Ice Bowl Registration. MAKE SURE YOU CLICK SENDING FRIENDS and FAMILY to avoid fees!
TROPHIES: Sherwin Art Glass trophies for Overall Winner, Singles round winner, Doubles Team winners, Top Fundraiser and Top Volunteer.
TOP FUNDRAISER: Any person who raises the most money will again get to pick first from the list of prizes and will also get a custom Sherwin trophy. In years past the Top Fundraiser has walked away with a brand new Burton snowboard, so get out there and raise some money!
PRIZES: Past few years we had Burton snowboards, $50 gift cards to the Farmhouse & Hen of the Wood, lift tickets to Mad River Glen, gift cards to City Market and 3Penny Taproom, tons of brand new discs and DG gear and many more. If you would like to donate or know of a business that would be interested in donating a prize please post here or get in touch with me and I will coordinate.
The Top Fundraiser picks first from our list of prizes. The next pick goes to the Overall winner. The next pick to the top Singles Rd winner. The next pick to the Doubles team winners. The next pick to the 2nd place overall player. The next to the 2nd place Singles. The next to the 2nd place Doubles team. So on and so forth, we keep going on down the line until everyone has a prize.
CASH DONATIONS: Main focus of the Ice Bucket, as all the money we raise for the event goes directly to Vermont Food Shelves. Vermont the Ice Bucket XII in 2018 came in 2nd Place for “Money Raised” out of over 200 events nationwide. To date, the GMDGC Ice Bowl has raised close to $94,000 in 12 years!! Every year we push our goal further and so for 2019 we will attempt to raise $15,000 to help feed those who need a hand. Please ask your friends and family to help us reach our goal. NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL.