Ice Bowl® 2013 Sets New Fundraising Record

Ice Bowl® 2013 Sets New Fundraising Record

With a handful of Ice Bowl® events still “missing-in-action,” we are happy and proud to announce that the 13,367 disc golfers who participated in 241 events in the United States, Canada, Finland, and Norway raised $311,862, making Ice Bowl® 2013 the most successful fundraising year to date. Anchored by the traditional Ice Bowl super-fundraisers in Arvada, Colorado; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Ice Bowl ® 2013 also donated over 32 tons of food. The top 25 fundraising towns and the charities they assisted are listed below. These 25 events accounted for nearly 47% of all donations.


Arvada, CO: Food Bank of the Rockies—$15,271

Tulsa, OK: Community Food Bank Of Eastern Oklahoma—$11,100

St Cloud, MN: Caritas Food Shelf, Salvation Army, and St Joe Food Shelf—$10,677

Channahon, IL: Morning Star Mission—$9,332

Orchard Park, NY: Hunters Hope—$9,215

Waterbury Center, VT: Waterbury Area Food Shelf; Lamoille Community Food Share—$8,415

Troy, MI: Detroit Capuchin Soup Kitchen—$6,400

Eugene, OR: FOOD For Lane County—$6,400

KS City, KS: Bishop Sullivan Pantry & Harvesters—$6,292

Oswego, IL: Kendall County Pantry & Hesed House Food Pantry—$5,885

Palisade, CO: Agape Food Pantry, GV Catholic Outreach—$5,173

Chattanooga, TN: Victim Reconciliation Offender Program—$4,841

Saint Paul, MN: Second Harvest Heartland—$4,621

Jasper, AR: Newton County Christian Food Room—$4,410

Kalkaska, MI: Meals on Wheels & the K.A.I.R. Food Pantry—$4,175

Kansas City, MO: St. Louis Area Food Bank—$4,033

Charlotte, NC: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina—$4,025

Cincinnati, OH: Fairhaven Rescue Center— $3,415

Wichita, KS: Kansas Food Bank—$3,400

Jefferson City, MO: Samaritan Center of Jefferson City—$3,355

Houston, TX: Houston Food Bank—$3,300

Mountainburg, AR: Food For Kids—$3,200

Durham Bridge, NB, CAN: Stanley Food Bank, Heart & Stroke Found—$3,160

Peoria, IL: Peoria Area Food Bank—$3,000

Kanata, ON, CAN: The Ottawa Food Bank—$2,985


Because Ice Bowls are played in the winter and are not supposed to be canceled because of the weather, the weather we play in is of interest. This year’s average snowfall of 3.0 inches was slightly below the 3.5 average for the last 15 years. The temperature average was 36.3, which is just a .1 colder than the 15-year average. However, those are just averages. In Chugiak, Alaska, not too far from Anchorage, 34 very brave souls trundled through or on top of 45 inches of white stuff and while collecting over 500 bucks for the Alaska Food Bank. They caught a break as the temp averaged 17° F on the day. The coldest weather was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is Canada for any geographically challenged readers, where the usual positive Canadians faced -15°F temps. For more about Ice Bowl 2013, please visit


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