Ice Bucket Open raises $3,665 for local charities

2/5/2010 by John Borelli

Anne Lewis wins! VT NEFA State rep, Anne Lewis, sent this recap:

We were pretty successful at our Ice Bowl that was TD-ed by Pete Hess. We had 37 players come out to begin playing in the -4 degree weather on January 30 in Waterbury Center. We raised $3665.

Raffling a Burton snowboard did create some funds - $965 - and then we had an anonymous sponsor do matching funds (50 cents to each dollar) to the monies raised online for the raffle. Of note, the online donations included those that could not attend the Ice Bucket, so we thought having a raffle would be a nice way to give them a chance to win something.

We got donations from local businesses for prizes for ALL players, so no one went home empty-handed. We started at the top of the winners list (first place overall, doubles, singles and then on to second place for each category) and let people choose their prizes. We provided a free hot lunch to every player using funds donated by Albin Family Foundation. We did a lot to encourage players to come out. It can be a challenge to get people out in VT during the winter so we did everything we could to make it fun for all.

We played singles from the short tees first round and hi/lo doubles second round. To level the playing field in doubles, we played 9 best disc holes and then 9 worst disc holes. Ace pot was a stack of donated "new to you discs" which no one managed to win.

Click for more photos from the Ice Bucket!
Top winners:
> Singles (Rd1) winner - Pete Hess with a 41
> Doubles (Rd2) winners - Anne Lewis/Al Rosa with a 41
> Overall (cummulative) winner - Anne Lewis with a total score of 86
> Raffle winner - Jed Hock


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