Super Bowl Sunday ranks second among holidays for food consumption in the U.S. On Saturday, February 1, the Eugene Disc Golf Club is holding its Third Annual “Ice Bowl” to raise money for Food for Lane County.
Kansas City hosted the first Ice Bowl in 1987. Since then, the charity event has spread to all 50 states and several other countries. Coordinator Jim Johnson says unlike golf, disc golf can be played anytime of the year.
Johnson: “You know, I’m from Minnesota, and so I also played in some pretty extreme Ice Bowls, where you had to be good at finding your disc under the snow. Sometimes you throw the disc upside down and slide it like a sled downhill towards the basket.”
Johnson says Eugene has been blessed with good weather the past few years and this year is no exception.
Johnson: “Yeah, it won’t be that cold, so we might have to rename it to, instead of the Ice Bowl, we’ll just call it the Nice Bowl and go with that.”
In 2013, the tournament raised $3,000 for Food for Lane County. This year’s goal is $5,000. All skill levels are welcome with recreational, competitive and Women-only divisions. It takes place in Dexter. Tee-time is 9:30 AM.