Ice Bucket breaks records

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The 6th annual Ice Bucket set records in attendance, money raised and prizes donated. With nearly 60 players there for amazing turnout and great weather to boot we reached our goal and raised  $6125.86 for the Waterbury Area Food Shelf and had a lot of fun in the process.

A very special thank you to all the players that attended and donated, to all the friends and family of the participants that donated and to all the business’s that donated prizes in support of the event. Thank You!!

Let’s not forget to give a a huge shout out to newly elected President Chris Young for keeping us going and Pete Hess for all his work getting us all checked in and winners calculated (in the dark no less). Justin DeVico for starting off 2012 membership packet distribution as newly elected membership director and Anne Lewis for all the prize coordination.

Dave Frothingham won a nail bitter tie breaker over Pete Hess in the singles division with Dave using less mulligans squeezing Pete out. They both shot 18 under for a score of 36 – wow! Pete fought back with winning overall for the day with a score of 77.  Second Round Doubles  went to James Sweat and Steve Sawyer winning a  3 way tie by using less mulligans for a score of 41.

The great raffle prizes went to Dave Carter (Burton Snowboard) and Murray Junod (Acoustic Stagg Guitar).

Another highlight of the day was Murray back for one of his first rounds since knee surgery came back in full swing for an Ace on hole 8 – his fourth ever. Pretty nice way to start a season off right. Murray wasn’t alone – Dylan Cote, who just started playing last summer, hit his first ace ever on Hole 12. Not too shabby at all. Congrats to Murray and Dylan!

We have some great photos of the day up on the GMDGC Facebook Page (and don’t forget to like us while you are there). And make sure to take a look at the WCAX Segment – Discgolf is filling food shelves.

A huge thank you to prize donations. Please look at the list below and support the local businesses that helped to make the Ice Bucket such a success.

  • Albin Family Foundation
  • Bachnein
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Black Falls Disc Golf Course
  • Blackback Pub
  • Bolton Valley Ski Area
  • Bridgedale
  • Burton
  • Chelsea Green Publishing
  • City Market
  • Crafty Scientist
  • EMD Music
  • EMS
  • Fiddlehead Brewing
  • Flatbread Restaurant
  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • Hen of the Wood
  • Jeremy Becker and family
  • Mad Taco
  • Magic Hat
  • Morse Family Nordic Ski Center
  • Pale Morning Media
  • Paul Olander
  • Pizza in the Valley
  • Rob Boskind
  • Rookie’s Rootbeer
  • Sherwin Art Glass
  • Smuggler’s Notch
  • Starbucks
  • Tazo Tea
  • The Alchemist
  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • The Free Ski Movement
  • The Scuffer Restaurant
  • Todd Holmes & Marshall St Disc Golf
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Xtreme Sports ID
  • YoungBuck
  • Zero Gravity Brewing
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3 Responses to “Ice Bucket breaks records”

  1. Chris Young says:

    And a big Thank You to Gretchen for her continued hard work and deadication with the Ice Bucket!

    We have a very fun year ahead!

  2. Dave Carter says:

    Anyone notice how Pete Hess shows up only twice a year, yet manages to throw a 31 under par. I don’t care how many mulligans one uses, if you can shoot a -31 you are doing many things really well, especially if you play as irregularly as Mr. Hess.

    Thanks to all donors, contributors, and players. This is always a top-notch event. GMDGC rocks, and so do the communities around Vermont.

  3. Gretchen says:

    Thanks, Chris.

    Agreed – it was amazing. This was my first Ice Bowl and first discgolf tournament where I did more than just show up. I had a blast and hope to do it again next year.

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