13th Annual Ice Bowl & Chili Cook-Off

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What does disc golf, chili and non-perishable food have in common?

More than you think!

Hear the term  Ice Bowl and you may think of the 1967 NFL Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys when game-time temps registered a frigid 13 degrees below zero. Brrr!

But that’s not the Ice Bowl we are referring to here. Instead, we are talking about the 13th Annual Fairmont Ice Bowl and Chili Cook-Off that will be held on Saturday, February 18 at Morris Park.

But before we get into the particulars, what exactly is an ice bowl as it pertains to disc golf?


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Ice Bowl at Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Complex


Initially you might think it’s just a disc golf tournament that takes place in the heart of winter. But since these tournaments are played all across the country, not all will be played in frigid conditions.

According to the Ice Bowl HQ website, an “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. . . .”.

Although targeting the funds to fight hunger still holds true, the events of 9-11 expanded the mission to include other charitable organizations we well.

Helping fight hunger is what the Fairmont Flyers have been doing for the past 13 years. In 2016, the Ice Bowl raised $2,285 as well as 100 pounds of food.

The goal for the 2017 Ice Bowl is to raise $5,000 AND 500 pounds of food!


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Prize package for Chili Cook-Off winner


Last year, the club added the chili cook-off to the disc golf tournament and it was such huge success they are doing it again. And what better way to warm up after a day of play!

If you are interested in entering the Ice Bowl Chili Cook-Off, the entry fee is $25. Bring your chili around 10:00 a.m. to the large pavilion on the left as you enter Morris Park.

In addition to bragging rights, the cook-off winner will receive a 4-piece handmade chili bowl serving set with 3 large mixing bowls from West Fork Pottery – over $100 value

If you are interested in being a cook-off judge (or if you don’t want to pass judgment and just enjoy a steaming bowl of chili, your cost is $10).

Back to the tournament specifics.

• Saturday, February 18
Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Complex, Morris Park, Fairmont
• Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
• Entry fee: $25 plus food donations (it does get you a custom ice bowl disc, mini set and chili for lunch)
• Unlimited Round One Mulligans: $1 each


Disc Golf Mini Set

Disc Golf Mini Set


All participants are encouraged to raise additional funds. For your efforts, raise $50 and get a $10 discount on your entry fee; raise $100 and your entry fee is FREE. And free is good!

Despite what Mother Nature dishes out, the event will not be canceled. There is a reason the motto is No wimps! No Whiners!

All proceeds will be donated to The Fairmont Soup Opera – serving one hot meal for 365 days a year since 1983.

For more information about the tournament, chili cook-off or donating to The Fairmont Soup Opera, contact Phil Burton at 304.363.0073 or email  info@wvdiscgolf.org or click here.

Game on!

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