February 25, 2023 – Ice Bowls are typically held in winter, with a mission to increase local awareness of disc golf by raising funds for local charities with an emphasis on fighting food insecurity. Many Ice Bowls emphasize fun over competition, while burnishing a positive image for disc golf and disc golfers through publicizing the charitable fundraising with timely news releases. Ice Bowl began in 1987 as a single tournament in Columbia, Missouri, in an effort to publicize the fledgling sport and to get more people playing. Raising funds for charity was added as a very significant component of Ice Bowl in 1996. Since then, more than $5.96 million has been raised, including more than $550,000 in 2021.

Here are the three historical Ice Bowl® “rules” that convey Ice Bowl’s spirit: *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!

This event was for the disc golf community to raise money for The Wiregrass Area Food Bank. 

It’s official! The Ice Bowl raised $2,587.46 and 100 pounds of food goods were donated! All together the food bank can provide 22,539 meals from the donations.

Thank you to tournament directors Josh Jeffcoat and Juan Gonzalez.

Thank you to tournament sponsors: Walmart, Rotor Disc Golf Supply, Ready Recreation – Pro Disc Golf Shop, Da Boss Healing, Xtreme Air Trampoline Park, The Thirsty Pig, Bay County Disc Golf Club, Entech, Davis Outdoor Power Equipment, Webb Warren, Nick Gaglione, and Chris Buie.

Thank you to Phillip and Genie Chalker for serving as tournament photographers and to Eli Whitehurst for cooking lunch.

We look forward to next year’s Ice Bowl!