Ice Bowl Participants Brave Cold Weather

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Saturday, January 21 2006 Jan 21, 2006 Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:36:37 PM CST January 21, 2006 in News
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Disc golfers showed up at the annual Ice Bowl, regardless of the chilly weather.

"If it's foot of snow, or pouring rain, you come out, and you suffer through it," said disc golfer Jerome Dubinski.

There wasn't much suffering going on, despite the cold temperature.

"I don't think you'll find anyone that the cold scares around here," Dubinski said.

Dibinski is one of 67 golfers that played on Saturday, but the tournament's about more than just a good time.

"It's just a charity event, so we just do it for a good cause," said coordinator Keith Amerson.

This year the bowl raised more than $500 for the Missouri Food Bank.

This is the twentieth year for the tournament. It started here in Columbia, and eventually went nation-wide. Even though it was cold, the players said they've experienced worse.

"Two years ago it was sleeting rain, it was pretty nasty," Dubinsky said.

Amerson played in last year's snow, but it wasn't the worst weather he's seen.

"Last year we had a couple inches of snow, I played the year we had 26 inches of snow," he said.

Dibinski said he loves the game so the cold doesn't really matter.

"You can hang out with your friends, drink some beer, and not get too awful competetive, and there's not a lot of running!" Dubinski explained.

This is the highest turn out the bowl has ever seen. Last year the tournament raised more than $125,000 dollars nationally.

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