, 2023-03-27 14:08:00,
The 2023 LoCo Disc Golf Club Ice Bowl raised $41,000 for Loudoun Hunger Relief, a new world record for a disc golf ice bowl.
“We love the community spirit of the LoCo Disc Golf Ice Bowl, and deeply appreciate the support of the LoCo Disc Golf Club,” Loudoun Hunger Relief President and CEO Jennifer Montgomery stated. “Their assistance not only helps us feed our neighbors in need, but also helps get the word out about hunger in Loudoun County. This year, the club raised a world record amount, literally outraising entire state-wide clubs! We are so grateful to this fun, community minded group of folks who truly care that their neighbors have enough to eat.”
It was the twelfth year that the LoCo Disc Golf Club participated in the ice bowl, and international series of fundraiser tournaments played in the winter and, as the name suggests, no matter the weather. Two years ago, the Loudoun club’s Ice Bowl tournament became the largest disc golf Ice Bowl fundraiser in the world, passing a tournament hosted by the disc golf club for the entire state of Colorado. They repeated that feat last year, raising more than $30,000 by the time fundraising closed.
This year, the LoCo Ice Bowl fundraiser was a series of nine events. Those included the main event on Jan. 28 at Morven Park in Leesburg, which also included the annual chili cook-off; the Hal & Berni Hanson Ice Bowl on Feb. 4 in partnership with Loudoun Parks, Recreation and Community Services; and the Feb. 19 R’Ice Bowl in Triangle, VA. The series wrapped up with Throw Down The Mountain at Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont, where competitors threw discs down the mountain in distance and accuracy challenges, and which featured a raffle to win their weight in beer.
“This is one of my favorite days of the year. I love being out here with you all, and I love the passion that you bring to really help our neighbors and our community,” Montgomery said at the Ice Bowl tournament Jan. 28.
She said the support is especially important now with rising prices and need, and said the nonprofit continues to see high numbers of people and families coming to them for help with food.
“The fact that you all continue to come together, you continue to help us, continue to help put dollars into our organization so that we are able to serve, we are able to buy food, we are able to meet the need…
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