After a RECORD BREAKING 2014, The GMPS Ice Bucket is back and ready to shatter records once again! For those new to this event, the Ice Bucket is Vermont’s version of the ICE BOWL events that happen all over the country in a unified Disc Golf effort to raise money and food for local food shelves every winter. Last winter, the GMDGC Bucket VIII raised $9,504 which was split between Waterbury Area Food Shelf and the Lamoille Community Food Share. That’s the 3rd highest total in the WORLD (out of approx. 250 events) for Money Raised!!!
This year the Ice Bucket is going down on January 31st. REGISTER HERE. Disc golfers play two rounds in the snow and cold at Center Chains DGC in Waterbury Center. One of the great parts about playing in the Ice Bucket is the great support from local businesses. In fact, over the last few years, every player has gotten a prize donated from a local business. This is to help raise awareness of the event in the local community, to motivate fundraisers (top fundraisers get the first picks of prizes), and to funnel all the cash donations to the charities! For a full slate of information and current forum updates: GO HERE
Lastly, we need you to help raise money whether or not you can attend the event. ANYONE can help! It’s easy. Simply direct friends and family to THIS LINK. This is a super easy way to ask friends and family to donate money. If you aren’t playing, this is where you can donate as well! The first 50 people to raise over $50 get a FREE Buzzz, with a custom Matt Marro stamp (shown above). So, get on your proverbial fundraising horse and keep on the look out for updates! There will be a few fundraising events before the actual event so try to make it out and help the cause!
Player Check-In: 8am
Players Meeting: 8:45am
Round 1 start: 9am
FORMAT: 1st round is singles play and 2nd round is high/Lo Doubles with half the holes being worst shot.
MULLIGANS: Mulligans may be purchased for $1 each before round 1 starts and for $2 each before round 2 starts.
LUNCH : will be provided again this year! We will have lunch ( and awards) at the Grange Hall just across the street from the course. There will be a seperate thread in the tournaments section if you can volunteer to bring something, stay tuned for that in the coming weeks.
- Basic Entry Fee: $20
- Generous Golfer Package: $50 (Includes entry fee, 36 mulligans and handi heats)
- Endless Mulligan Package: $150 ( Includes entry fee, unlimited mulligans and handi heats)
TROPHIES: Sherwin Art Glass, handblown trophies for Overall Winner, Singles round winner,Doubles Team winners,Top Fundraiser and Top Volunteer.
TOP FUNDRAISER: The 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. Last year the Top Fundraiser walked away with a brand new Burton snowboard, so get out there and raise some money!
PRIZES: The last few years all players have left with a prize! Last year 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, many more.