The Sudbury Disc Golf Club is pleased to announce its inaugural Winter Disc Golf Tournament - the Sud-BRRR!!-y Ice Bowl.
This is a charity event, with all proceeds going to the SUDBURY FOOD BANK.
When: Saturday Jan.28th, 2012 (Under no weather-related circumstances will this event be cancelled!)
Where: The Lions Club of Sudbury Disc Golf Course
Selkirk Park (Corner of Selkirk Street and Burton Avenue), Sudbury, ON
Entry Fee: $10, plus non-perishable food items for the Sudbury Food Bank
About Sud-BRRR!!-y Ice Bowl
This event is open to all area residents, whether they play disc golf or not. All ability levels are welcome and players may borrow discs to play in this event.
As the main objective of the day is to raise funds for, and to re-fill the shelves of, the Sudbury Food Bank, the general public is asked to drop by Selkirk Park during the day with a food donation. Sudbury Food Bank volunteers will be on hand to accept your generous donations.
Ice Bowl History (from Ice Bowl HQ)
The first disc golf Ice Bowl was held in January of 1987 at Albert-Oakland Park in Columbia, Missouri. It was an attempt to get some disc golfing activity going in the dead of winter. The Sunday before the Super Bowl was chosen because it was a football-free day, thus getting rid of the "I’m watching the game" excuse for not playing. News releases were issued, and on Saturday night before the Ice Bowl, it snowed five inches. The results were good, with 34 people and the media showing up. There was a picture in the sports section of the Monday edition of the Columbia Daily Tribune—disc golf in Columbia got some free publicity. This first Ice Bowl was mentioned in the debut issue of Disc Golf World News (March, 1987), and since then has been promoted by Disc Golf World. The initial idea was to have everyone playing on the same day as an act of disc golf solidarity in the dead of winter. Sun-belt states were encouraged to participate for this reason, and because of the irony. Because some cities preferred holding their Ice Bowls on different weekends or on Saturdays and as we discovered that people were willing to travel for some disc golfing fun, even in January, we eventually adopted an official "Ice Bowl Corridor," which now includes all of January and February. Ice Bowl merchandise was introduced for the first time in 1994, and prizes for attendance, media coverage, photos, etc. were awarded. Also in 1994 the Indianapolis Disc Golf Club introduced the idea of raising food and money for its local food bank.
More Information and Pre-Event Promotion
As the tournament director (TD) I am readily available for an interview or photos to suit your timeline. I truly appreciate any stories that can lead up to our event.
Sudbury Disc Golf Club
850 Burton Avenue - Suite 5
Sudbury Ontario P3C 4L4