“Ice Bowl” provides a fun activity while helping to organize the area

PITTSBURG, Kansas–The weather across the region over the past few days has made conditions perfect for a disc golf organization.

On Saturday, the band held their annual charity event to kick things off. this year, proceeds will go to Wesley House.

“Our annual charity event called the ice cream bowl in this kind of event that many clubs across the country have, and it’s kind of that start to get ready for disc golf season,” said John Juarez Garcia, president of the Pittsburg Disc Golf Club.

They call it the ice cream bowl for a reason, and Saturday’s weather really proved it.

“Thus, the ice cream bowl is named after it because it is mainly played in cold weather. And so, the off-season type of disc golf is usually from November to February. So that’s when many local clubs will hold their own. We have always held ours in February. It’s a fun fact, in all the years we’ve had the Ice Bowl, this is the first time we’ve had snow and this freezing weather.

The members of the club are made up of people young and old. A member says it’s something he didn’t really understand before the pandemic.

“My son and his friends started playing. I thought it was one of the craziest things I had ever seen in my life. They convinced me to take the dog out and go for a walk. And one thing led to another and now I’m just hooked,” said Jene McCloud, a Disc Golf player. “People are tired of being locked inside, and this golf course is one of the few things you can do outside with a mask, without a mask”

It’s a sport that’s really all about having fun.

“The ice cream bowl motto is no wimp, no whiner. Come on, have fun,” McCloud said.

Anyone who wanted to participate could bring five cans or pay $10, with all proceeds going to Wesley House.

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