The Kansas City Ice Bowl, hosted by the KCFDC is held every year in January and this marks the 29th year. It has grown to become the largest locally attended disc golf event of the year and you don’t want to miss out. Its purposes are raising funds to fight hunger, having fun, and connecting our Disc Golf community in a positive way to the community at large. Kansas City disc golf community has raised over $67,000 in support of the hungry. Our supported charities are the Bishop Sullivan Center’s St James Food Pantry and Harvesters: the Community Food Network.
Last years Kansas City Ice Bowl raised a total of $8,000 that was divided between the two local food charities. The KC Ice Bowl tied for 6th for the most money raised out of 208 events. The final player/donator counts was 401 people, 325 of which played at least one round. We are attempting to raise $10,000 this year – come out to support and have a great time!
How To Participate
The KCFDC is continuing its drive with the additional satellite events taking place the weekends prior to the final Ice Bowl, similar to what was done in 2015. We are splitting up the event across 3 weekends for the best fund raising opportunities as well as giving players multiple shots at posting their best score while playing their home/favorite course.
Weekend 1 Satellite Events (10:00am shotgun start)
Sat, Jan 16th – Recreation Park (Raymore, MO)
Sun, Jan 17th – Prairie Center (Olathe, KS)
Weekend 2 Satellite Events (10:00am shotgun start)
Sat, Jan 23rd – Shawnee Mission Park
Sun, Jan 24th – Bad Rock Creek / Stocksdale (Liberty)
Weekend 3 Satellite Events (10:00am Shotgun start)
Sat, Jan 30th – Rosedale – Top Only (Kansas City, KS)
Weekend 3 Final Event (8:00-10:00am flex start)
Sun, Jan 31st – Swope Park
Main Event, Final 9, Silent Auction, Chili Cook off and more!
Bring Chili or other goodies to share. We will continue this year with our traditional chili cook-off. We are asking you to have your entry at Swope by 10, judging will begin at 10:30. The club will provide drinks and condiments, but as always, we need more food to so that we can feed everyone.
Check out the full registration details on this years event here on KCFDC.org
History of the Ice Bowl
The Ice Bowl is a collection of disc golf events that are held each year in January and February with an overall mission of raising funds to fight hunger. Related goals include having fun and connecting the disc golf community in a positive way to the community at large.”
– taken from the official Ice Bowl HQ website, maintained by the Ice Bowl instigator, Rick Rothstein .
The first Ice Bowl was the product of a good idea, born out of yearning for the winter of 1987 to be over and for the disc golf season to begin again. While the course in Albert-Oakland Park was always there in Columbia, Missouri, and it was certainly possible to get a buddy or three to go out for a round, it was always more fun to get as many people as possible together for a couple of rounds. Rick Rothstein dreamed up the event and decided that the Sunday before the Super Bowl would be the perfect time, since no one would have to miss any football playoff games on TV, and maybe he could entice some local media to check out the disc golfers playing in the winter weather. Little did anyone know that the Ice Bowl would become a traditional,
annual event that would eventually raise over $3 million in charitable contributions, specifically targeted to fight hunger and feed the hungry.
Check out the full Ice Bowl History PDF that includes many more details such as the snowiest events, the coldest events, the events that raised the most money.