Disc Golf Ice Bowl Saturday to Benefit Huntington Area Food Bank

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 Disc Golf Ice Bowl Saturday to Benefit Huntington Area Food Bank

Huntington, WV (HNN) -- The Independent Order of Redmen-Huntington Disc Golf Ice Bowl #14 will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Rotary Park Disc Golf Course. The all-day event features two rounds of disc golf to raise funds and food for the Huntington Area Food Bank.

A Singles round will be held in the morning and a second “seeded” Doubles round will take place in the afternoon. Partners will be determined by pairing highest scores with lowest scores. The round format will be “Best Shot” where teams will choose which of their two lies they prefer. Trophies will be awarded in the Singles and Doubles categories and prizes will be awarded from the “Fabulously Cheap Prize Box” based on the Overall order of finish. The Overall finish is determined by totaling the first and second round scores.

The IOR-HDG Ice Bowl is one of the premiere Ice Bowl events held around the world during the months of January and February. It has been held since 1998 and has placed in the Top 10 eleven times and in the Top 5 seven times (including 3rd Place in 2010). It has generated nearly $50,000 and thirty-five tons of food for HAFB. “Our event has done well due to the consistent support of the tri-state disc golfers who turn out each year and our present and past business, individual and non-profit sponsors within our community,” says local Ice Bowl Instigator Don Kleppe. “I am grateful for their generosity and willingness to give support to the community at large.”

All are invited to take part in this event, and not just by turning out to play a round or two of disc golf. Interested folks, businesses, and non-profits are invited to make a donation to the Huntington Area Food Bank (1327 7th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 (304)523-6029). If a tax deductable financial contribution is being made, please make check payable to Huntington Area Food Bank with “Ice Bowl” or “Disc Golf” in the Memo line. If a donation of food, please drop it by the HAFB facility and mention “Ice Bowl” or “Disc Golf” to the scale operators. If you would like to drop by Rotary Park on Saturday, that is fine too. The Huntington Disc Golf Club will see to it that your donation gets to HAFB. The good people at the HAFB will tally all food and financial donations. Totals are reported to the Ice Bowl Headquarters in Kansas City where all participating community tabulations will be made and the 2011 Ice Bowl competition “winners” will be determined.

“Everybody is a “winner” in this competition” says Kleppe. “The players, the Food Bank, and those who rely upon one of the many food pantries serviced by HAFB.”

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