Alt Title: “Do you even (winter) disc golf, bro?”
The 10th GMDGC Ice Bucket Charity tournament is coming up Saturday Jan 30th at Center Chains (Waterbury Center, VT) and you should come out and join us. The Ice Bucket is one of the most fun and funky events of the GMDGC calendar year. It brings together the regional disc golf community like few other occasions and has been hugely successful year after year raising funds for its target charities: The Waterbury Area Food Shelf and Lamoille Community Food Share. Under the stewardship of GMDGC President Chris Young the 2015 Ice Bucket broke the $12,000 mark and this year we’re striving for $13,000 raised for charity! Disc golfers nationwide raised $344,184 last year through the “Ice Bowl” series (http://icebowlhq.com/). The GMDGC event continues to lead the pack through the dedication and generosity of its participants: in 2015 (and 2014) generating the 3rd-highest charitable donation in a pool of 238 events!
Ok so charity is great but what about the disc golf!? I’m glad you asked. The Ice Bucket follows a creative, one-of-a-kind format. You can read all about it and register at the forum. The elevator-pitch is this: 2 rounds of play including singles and high/low doubles. Oh and there are mulligans. If you’re bad at disc golf, you can buy mulligans. If you’re good at disc golf, YOU CAN BUY MULLIGANS! From experience I recommend you buy more mulligans than Jeff Spring, Mike Habets, Sean Bleything, etc. Between rounds, enjoy a community lunch in the toasty-warm Grange Hall. The only cash changing hands is for charity but all participants leave with a prize thanks to the generosity of players and organizers. The prizes are given away in a “draft” fashion with the biggest fundraisers and lowest scores on the day getting first dibs.
Are you going to let a little cold and snow keep you from your favorite fair-weather pastime? I promise your discs will still work.
Did you know that a lot of disc golfers like beer, specifically fancy craft beer that you generally have to wait in line for? It turns out Vermont has a lot of that beer and we’ll be auctioning it off. Like the tourney, 100% of proceeds benefit the food pantries. Check out the haul from our generous local brewers (including Lawsons, Fiddlehead, Lost Nation, Rock Art, Crop, and Otter Creek) and participate in the online raffle here. You do not have to be present to win but you do have to pick it up in VT (and be 21 years of age, of course).
Chris Young wants you to FEEL THE BERN! Limited edition Bernie Sanders stamped Buzzz’es are available for $25 each in a sweet M@ Marro design. Act now – when we sell out we’re moving on to Donald J Trump modular wall-building kits. Once again, all proceeds straight to charity.
Even if you hate disc golf, beer, and Bernie you can still help feed hungry Vermonters by donating directly to the cause.
We hope to see you all at Ice Bucket. Whether you (or your money) make it out there you can help us promote the event and raise money for this worthwhile cause by sharing this post or our FB event page.
We (and your neighbors in need) appreciate your generosity!