The 1st Ice Bowl at Branson Cedars Raised $1000 and Food for Christian Action Ministries (CAM)! - Jan 31st, 2016
I can't think of an Ice Bowl that I've been a part of that had better weather. I looked up the high for today in Springfield and it was 67! Absolutely unheard of for this area in January. The perfect temperatures brought out nearly 60 players to the Branson Cedars N"Ice Bowl"!
This Ice Bowl was to benefit the Christian Action Ministries (CAM). I am very excited to announce that along with 100+ cans of food we raised $984! I will be turning in a check for $1,000 to CAM. On behalf of Michael Michael Hyams and Branson Cedars, we say thank you so much for your generosity! Special thanks to Seth for his big contributions to the raffle and a congratulations for winning 3/4 of the prizes including the Innova Discatcher Sport!
There were seven divisions which included: Open, Advanced, Advanced Masters, Advanced Grand Masters, Intermediate, Recreational, and Women's. It was awesome to see regulars, as well as, blasts from the past ( Carl Jackson Doug, Rob, & Ted), and players that traveled quite a ways to play like Billy Lund & Chris Hutchinson (Tulsa) and the ultimate Road Warrior Justin Mount from Dixon, Illinois. Justin said he drove 8 hours to get to Cedars to play. Great turn out!
Congratulations to Sandy Renner Leech who took home the 1st place trophy in the Women's division. She informed me after the event that one of her kids from her school came and finished 3rd in the Rec division! Great first tourney Jackson, and keep on bringing those kids Sandy!
In the Rec division Nathaniel J Million bested Brandon Shields by only one in a great battle.
The Intermediate was won by Joshua Lane by 3 strokes Matt Williams and one off him was Seth Black. Another pretty close field.
Jon Parsons and Brad D. Hilton battled it out in the Grand Masters division with Jon taking home the win by 2 strokes.
Hutch had a convincing win in the Advanced Masters division shooting a 54 that was 5 better than Daniel Scott Williams 2nd place performance.
Jon McCain from Joplin dominated the Advanced field shooting a 55 that held off Kyle Cooper 57.
In the Open Division, Billy Lund's 49, won over my 51 3rd place, and Shayn's 50.
Congratulations to all who cashed and to the over all winners!
Again, thanks to all of you for coming out and supporting CAM. I hope to see you next week at True Life for the TLB and in two weeks back at True Life for The Year of the Monkey's first PDGA event of 2016 the Presidential Cup. Registration is Open!