Providing Made to Order Awards for all occasions. Photographic Quality printing on a wide variety of products from Plaques, Slate, Performance Apparel, and so much more.
Also do art for Custom Full Color and Hot Stamped Discs.
Back in Mississippi! Looking forward to catching up with all my Disc Golf Friends.
Has anyone told you that they love you yet today?
Well, another Ice Bowl Season has passed. Thanks to all the events, TD's, and players in over 220 events who helped out their registered charities and fed the hungry. Not to mention having a great ti,e playing a sport we all love.
Special thanks go out to those events who allowed me the honor of providing their awards. It was a pleasure to serve you. Only had to replace one award this year due to a typo mistake I made.
Keep in touch and let me know if you need any Disc Golf Awards or prizes throughout the coming year and be looking for my Disc Golf Plaques and Awards page coming soon.
If there is something special you are looking for, let me know and I will try to make it happen.
By the way, I provide many different items for all occasions and I am not limited to Disc Golf related products.
You can contact me at:
Thanks go out today to Brandon Hesser, he just ordered the awards for his 2016 New Castle Ice Bowl on the 27th.
If you are in the area, stop in and bring some canned goods or help out with the scorecards, or sign up and compete!
And say hello to Brandon for me!
"NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS!"
Thanks going out to Rob Feeney today for his 2016 Ice Bowl Awards order.
If you happen to be close to Dover, NH on the 28th, stop in at Bellamy Park and check out Rob's Ice Bowl. Sign up to play, or just bring some canned goods or help out with the scorecards, it's all good!
Be sure to tell Rob I said Hello!
And remember. . "NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS!"
Thank you Jennifer Porter for your Ice Bowl Awards order today. If you happen to be around Jackson,MI on the 27th, stop by Big Portage Lake and Give Jennifer a shout. She is running the Club 127 Ice Bowl this year. Stop by and play, help with the scorecards, or just watch the competition, either way you will have a good time, say hello to Jennifer for me. . .
"NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS"
Thanks go out to Mike with BAGers (Burlignton Area Disc Golfers for his order which left today. If you happen to be in the area, the 2016 BADGers Ice Bowl will be held in Burlington City Park on the 20th. Stop in, say hello, and have a great time, tell Mike I said "hello"!
NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS"!
I would like to thank Mark for his Ice Bowl Awards order yesterday. Mark is the TD for the undisputed longest consecutive running Ice Bowl in the WORLD!
The 30th Annual CDGC Ice Bowl will be happening next weekend, January 30th at the Albert Oakland course in Columbia, Missouri. WOW, thirty YEARS!
If you are in the area, swing by and tell Mark hello for me. Play, spectate, or just stop by and help out with the scorecards, a GREAT time is going to be had!
Remember, this is history in the making, don't miss out!
Also. . . "NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS"
I still can't get over the 30 years. . . . .
Would like to thank Sara for her Ice Bowl Awards order I received today. If you happen to in Butte Montana the 6th of February, stop by Highland View Golf Course and say hello to her for me. No matter if you play, help out with the scorecards, or just watch, I am sure you will have a great time!
Don't forget. . ."NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS"
Thanks go out to Nathan & Danny for their order yesterday. If you are in Athens, AL February 20th, get out to the Athens Sportsplex for the Athens Ice Bowl. I am willing to be you will have yourself a great time, and help out their charity also. Tell Nathan & Danny I said hello!
NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS. . .
Beautiful 50 degrees out today, and I have not had the chance to get out yet!
Thanks going out to Bruce for his Ice Bowl Awards order received a little while ago. He is the first to get the new Slate awards,and they are NICE!
If you happen to be anywhere near Rogers-Lakewood in Valparaiso, IN the 6th of February, check out the 13th Annual Rogers Lakewood Ice Bowl. It is a double format,so bring a partner! Also be sure to tell Bruce hello for me. . . and take some warm weather if you have some to spare!
I am sure a good time will be had by all, even if you just spectate, but I know I'd rather be throwing!
NO WHIMPS. NO WHINERS!
Thanks Todd for your Ice Bowl Awards order today. Any Disc Golfers in the Winston Salem area the 23rd of January, stop by Horizons Park and either enter or watch this years edition of the Forsysth County Ice Bowl. Whether you play, watch, or help, I am sure you will have a good time, and tell Todd I said "hi"!
Remember. . ."No Wimps, No Whiners"
Thanks go out today to Andrew and Wes today. Received their Ice Bowl Awards order forms today.
If you are in the Kinston, NC area January 30th, check out the 10th Annual Kinston Ice Bowl at Barnet Park.
Wes's event, the RMDG & WDG Ice Bowl will be held February 6th at the Battle Park Temporary Course in Rocky Mount. NC.
I am sure both events will be a blast, so sling a few for charity at your local Ice Bowls.
Andrew & Wes, please correct me on the location of the Parks if I have it wrong.
Again, thanks for your orders, number 3 & 4. . .
NO WIMPS, NO WHINERS!!!!!!!
I would like to thank Daniel for his Mighty Mo' Blizzard Ice Bowl order received today.
If you are anywhere near Pierre, South Dakota on the 27th of February, check out his event. I am sure you will have a good time. Remember, "No Wimps, no Whiners!
We are excited to offer some new ways to make your Ice Bowl Awards stand out this year!
First, we are offering four color schemes for you to choose from.
Blue, Green, Orange, & Brown. Just click the one you want on the order form.
Also new this year is a 5.8" by .8" Slate Award. These awards are very cool looking, had chipped edges so no two are exactly alike. And they weigh quite a bit more also. I have more sizes,but I thought I would keep it simple this year and just offer one. Feel free to inquire about the additional sizes, and pricing.
The cost of all awards are the same as the last several years, but I have had to adjust the shipping, as those costs have increased over 30%. The automatic calculation may be more than is needs and will be adjusted, especially on the bag tags.
Hoping that you all have great turnouts for all of your events and raise a lot and canned goods and money for your chosen charities.
I will be adding more information as the event window approaches.
That time of year again Disc Golfers! Time to get your 2016 Charity Ice Bowls registered.
Well, the last of the Ice Bowls should be finishing up soon. If you made it out to one, thanks for your help in providing much needed help to the charities chosen by the Disc Golf community. It make a difference.
Thanks out to all who ordered the official Ice Bowl Awards this year, hope to see you all again next year.
And a GREAT BIG thanks goes out to Rick for getting this all started all those years ago!
Remember Ice Bowl Plaques can provide your event or club with a very wide array merchandise with custom art for your event, from full color & hot stamped discs from you choice of maker, Dri-fit apparel, Plaques, Competition Bag tags, scorecards, leader board cards, and so much more, all with Your custom event art.
Hoping you all have a GREAT year! Keep this discs flying!
Forgot to to say thanks to Vanessa who is with the New Castle Ice Bowl in New Castle Colorado. Your order shipped yesterday
Hoping you have a great event!.
Thanks go out today to Joel Smith, he is running the 9th Annual Kinston Ice Bowl in Kinston North Carolina. If you are in the area on the 31st of January, stop by and sign up. I am sure you will have a great time!
Again, thanks Joel, hoping you have a great event!
Thanks going out to Aaron Moore in Murfreesboro, just finished his Ice Bowl awards for the Ice Bowl at Barfield Crescent coming up February 22nd.
Hope it is a great event!
Thanks going out to Kayne Larimer with the Rapid City Ice bowl, just ordered his awards. That's ten orders in ten days! Keeps me busy to be sure.
Hoping you Ice Bowl is a great one Kayne, you order will be shipping Monday!
Thanks going out to Shane Dillahunty for his Official Ice Bowl Plaque order just now!
Find an Ice Bowl near you at attend, you just can't get any better than this. . . help feed the hungry, contribute to charity, AND play Disc Golf! Win Win Win here. .
No Wimps or whiners. .
Just received an order for plaques for the 2015 Wabash Ice Bowl, to be held in Lafayette, IN on January 25th.Steve Chino is your contact if you are in the area you might think about attending. . .
Hope you have a great event Steve.
No whimp's, no whiner's!
Thanks today to Todd Gillihan with the Forsyth County Ice Bowl. Got his order late last night, getting ready to print and press it and get it sent out!
Thanks going out to Wesley Fields who is running the Rocky Mount Ice Bowl in Nashville, North Carolina for ordering his Ice Bowl Awards today.
Hoping you have a great event and a great time. .
No Wimps, No Whiners!"
Thanks go out to Shane Stewart, TD for the Des Monies Ice Bowl to be held January 24th. Ordered their Ice Bowl awards today.
That's three orders in three days, printed and ready to press tomorrow!
Hoping your Ice Bowl Is a great success!
Received the first two orders for Official Ice Bowl Awards while at my Daughters for Christmas,
Thanks go out to Chris Harris who is running the Sun City Ice Bowl in El Paso Texas and to Mark Ehlert in Columbia Missouri who is the man with the Longest Running Ice Bowl, the Columbia Disc Golf Club's 29th Annual Ice Bowl.
Getting the artwork done and will be shipping both orders next week!
Thanks, I have no doubt that both events will be great ones!
Play Disc Golf, feed the hungry, and raise money for registered Charities, just doesn't get any better than this people.
Check with your local courses and clubs to attend or host an Ice Bowl Near you! It will be a WIN-WIN-WIN for all. . . no wimps or whiners!
What's it all about you ask. . . .
What is 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.
I’d like to promote an Ice Bowl® in my community. What do I need to do to get started?
A. Decide which charity to support. Moving forward, we are emphasizing Ice Bowl’s historical charitable purpose: to feed the hungry. Therefore, check out local food banks, food pantries, or larger multi-faceted charities that have feeding the hungry as one of their missions.
B. Select a date or dates with in the Ice Bowl Corridor of January 4-February 23 that you would like to run your Ice Bowl¨. You might check with neighboring communities to minimize scheduling conflicts.
C. Check with the government entity (usually a Parks Department) that oversees the park or the manager of a private course for permission to use the course.
D. Fill out the online registration form at icebowlhq.com or the downloadable registration form that can be emailed, faxed, or snail mailed. Here’s a link:
We never get any ice where we live. Can we still hold an Ice Bowl® and why?
Absolutely! When Ice Bowl began in 1987, we called it as a day of disc golf solidarity in the middle of winter. Sunbelt states were encouraged to participate for that reason, and also, for the irony. Even though the name may not fit your wintertime climate, when you are raising money for a local charity and let the media know about it, your chances of getting some positive publicity are good. Several of our top fundraisers are from states where winter is usually not that big of a deal.
What have other Ice Bowls done to raise funds?
There are several ways to raise more money for your events, but they usually fall into one of these two broad and often overlapping categories: (1) finding sponsors and (2) getting money from tournament participants.
Finding sponsors is never easy, but potential sponsors are more likely help out when they know that the main purpose of the event is to raise money for charity. The most direct way to get money for your Ice Bowl charity is by asking for it from businesses and individuals. Putting together a sponsorship form is important, especially when approaching businesses. Although the money you’re asking for may go entirely to your charity, a company chooses to sponsor events because they want exposure for their company and/or products. So, your sponsorship proposal should offer them exposure through logos on flyers, banners at the event, and inclusion in any advertising you may do. St. Cloud, Minnesota used a sponsorship form (download it below) enroute to collecting over $14,000 last year. Another effective pre-event fundraising is soliciting small donations from individuals. Saint Cloud also created a pledge sheet as a way to solicit smaller donations from individuals. Click here for the sponsorship form and here for the pledge form.
There are some corporations that support local charitable causes. Check with your employer to see if they will match your donation or Google for “corporate matching gifts” and see what you can find. Also, if you apply by December 1, 2014, your charity may be eligible for a $1000 grant via the Wal Mart Foundation. To make application, go here.
Other Funding Ideas
Often getting cash from sponsors is hard, but sometimes businesses, including restaurants and bars, sporting goods stores, other retailers, and individual disc golfers will donate gift certificates and/or merchandise that can be brokered into charitable donations at the event. For instance, if there were enough donated schwag, it could be used to “pay out” the winners, thus allowing the entry fees to go to the charity. Some Ice Bowls have auctioned off merchandise, most successfully when the donated items are rare disc golf discs.
Other communities sell closest to the pin tickets where the person who wins gets first choice of the prizes. The CTP contest can go on all day. To get more people to play, it’s not a bad idea to limit each person to one prize. This kind of CTP contest is especially effective if the first prize is very valuable and also if there are lots of lesser prizes.
Donated items can also be turned to cash via a raffle. Again, having a desirable object of some value, such as basket or sport team tickers, etc., as the top prize will sell more tickets. A good thing about a raffle is that tickets can be sold before the event and at the event until the drawing is made.
Another fundraising idea that has been used extensively is selling mulligans. Some Ice Bowls limit the number that can be purchased or how or when they can be used. However, some Ice Bowls have placed no limits on mulligans. A few years back, Memphis encouraged would-be winners to “buy a victory,” and it happened, which greatly benefited their charity.
Some Ice Bowls run a series of warm-up tourneys in which the profits are directed towards Ice Bowl charities.
How do we have fun or more fun?
One thing that has remained constant in disc golf through its 35 years of existence is that disc golfers are experts at having fun. Because there are many opportunities for more serious competition within the sport, the emphasis with Ice Bowl has been primarily about fun and charity. Thus, less-formal, creative, and even “goofy” formats for these winter events have often been used. So, try something different! Play the course backwards. Create new tees. Try a new kind of doubles or triples or team golf. (One Ice Bowl tried blindfolded doubles.) Others have used the card game RIPT to spice things up. Competition is, of course, important but it’s good to remember that it’s only January/February and there is a full competitive season coming up.
Having communal feasts at Ice Bowls has proven very popular; with chili as the main course most of the time. Some Ice Bowls have chili contests and give out prizes. Other have sold the chili or asked for donations, which went to the their charity.
Ideally, an Ice Bowl should be perceived as a great opportunity to have a whole bunch of fun, to do some good for the world, while getting some positive PR for disc golf in your town.
Our community finds it more fun when the golf is competitive and by the rules. Should we run an Ice Bowl¨?
Although we find that a PDGA-sanctioned Ice Bowl is a bit of an oxymoron, if this is your orientation, then the PDGA’s Competition Endowment Program should prove attractive. The usual requirements for sanctioning are still in force and there are other stipulations. One of them is that the $2 PDGA per player fee is donated to the event charity and must be matched by the event. A minimum of 25% of entry fees must be donated to event charity, which must be a 501 (c) (3) entity. For full information about this program, go here.
How can we get the media aware of what we are doing?
Prepare a news release to be distributed at least a week to 10 days before the event. Follow this up with phone calls three to five days before tee-off. For TV stations, contact the weekend assignment editor. Faxing or emailing news releases saves time and money. Another avenue is the public service announcement (PSA). A sample news release and a PSA can be downloaded at the address below. Be sure to utilize both print and online versions of newspapers (including free weeklies) for free calendar listings. For a sample news release, go here.
May we run an “Ice Bowl® without a charitable outreach?
No. We require that all disc golf tournaments that use the name “Ice Bowl¨” to raise money and/or food for a recognized charity, ideally one that helps fight hunger. In other words, if you are not interested in charitable fundraising, you will not be granted permission to use Ice Bowl¨ as part of your tournament’s name.
How much does it cost to register an Ice Bowl? May we still hold an Ice Bowl and not buy any merchandise?
There is no cost to register your Ice Bowl® and there is no requirement to purchase any Ice Bowl merchandise. Yes, that’s right, we ask for no other investment for you to run an Ice Bowl except for your time in organizing the event, raising money for a charity, and filing an Ice Bowl report form when it’s over.
How can I buy some cool Ice Bowl discs, shirts, headgear, and minis?
Indicate on the registration form that you want a merchandise order form and when it’s ready, we’ll send you one.
May we make or create our own Ice Bowl® clothing or discs, using either the official logo or one of our own?
Ice Bowl® is a registered trademark owned by Disc Golf World, Inc. Please contact Rick Rothstein at [email protected] about licensing possibilities. Once you register your event, you are licensed to use the words “Ice Bowl” and this year’s logo to publicize your event.
What about insurance for my Ice Bowl?
We cannot provide insurance. One solution that several events utilized in 2012 was registering their events with the PDGA through its Competition Endowment Program. (See #5 above.)
What is this Ice Bowl Contest?
The Ice Bowl Contest awards prizes to those Ice Bowls that raise the most money for charity. To be eligible, an Ice Bowl must register its event as an Ice Bowl¨ with Disc Golf World; support an approved charity; and report the results (attendance, weather, donations, and verification of the donations) of your Ice Bowl to Disc Golf World by April 15, 2014.
Where can I learn more about the history of Ice Bowl?
There are several stories, summarizing Ice Bowl at icebowlhq.com. Also, you can go here to view photos and other media on Facebook. Here’s a link to a Brief History of Ice Bowl.
Where should I go with questions?
Contact Rick Rothstein the Ice Bowl Instigator at 816.471.3472 or 888.237.6884 or [email protected]. Or visit us at 509 E 18th St, KC, MO 64108. Also, once an Ice Bowl is approved, the TD has access to the back end of icebowlhq.com, where many useful documents reside.
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