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Disc golf club to host benefit Ice Bowl

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The West Plains Area Disc Golf Club is holding its second annual Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Jan. 4, at the Brett Stoddard Memorial Disc Golf Course, which is located approximately 12 miles south of West Plains on Hwy 17.

The tournament will consist of two rounds of 18 and is open to the public to play or watch. Although players can register the day of, they are encouraged to pre-register by contacting chairman Mike Sisco at 417-293-0292.

Ice Bowls are held all over the country every year for the purpose of raising money for charities.

The emphasis of Ice Bowls is to raise money and food for the hungry, and last year, The West Plains Area Disc Golf Club's first annual Ice Bowl raised $402 and over 150 pounds of food for The Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center.

The West Plains Area Disc Golf Club will once again be raising money and collecting food for the Samaritan Outreach Center.

All players and non-players are welcome. Thanks to the generous support of local sponsors--Southern Hills Shopping Center, West Plains Bank, Wood and Huston Bank, XTreme Audio+, West Plains Health Mart Pharmacy, Barker's Hilltop Package Store, Burton Creek Pharmacy, and Stewart-Morrison Redi-Mix--the entry fee is only $25 per player.

Players are encouraged to bring at least three pounds of nonperishable food to receive a $5 discount on their entry.

Ice Bowls are perfect events for those new to disc golf to get started playing. With the emphasis more on charity than competition, the atmosphere is more relaxed than traditional tournaments. There will be a novice division for anyone who has been playing less than one year. All entrants will receive a golf disc worth $10 to $18 and a free chili lunch.

In addition to prizes for placing, all entrants will receive a raffle ticket that could win them a $200 all-metal disc golf practice basket. Additional raffle tickets will be given out for donations to the Samaritan Outreach Center, and there will be more than $500 worth of donated items to be raffled off. Short of extremely dangerous roads, the tournament will not be cancelled due to weather or conditions.

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