From L to R: Steve Ganz, Brian Junkins, Stephan Evers, Jennifer Montgomery, Mike Tomlin, John Iliff, Matt Lamberski
Leesburg, VA — Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) is thrilled to announce that the 2018 LoCo Ice Bowl has raised over $12,500 to help alleviate hunger in our community.
This is the sixth year that this fun event has benefited LHR. The LoCo Ice Bowl, sponsored and run by the LoCo Disc Golf Club, is a disc golf tournament held each winter. The motto of the tournament is “No Wimps, No Whiners” and participants are expected to play no matter what the weather.
Ice Bowls are sponsored by disc golf clubs all around the country each year, and raise funds for non-profits that fight hunger in the community. In 2016, 219 Ice Bowl events raised $357,000. Since 1996, Ice Bowls have raised over $3,500,000 to fight hunger all over the United States. Since 2012, the LoCo Ice Bowl has raised almost $30,000 for Loudoun Hunger Relief.
This year, the LoCo Ice Bowl was held on January 27, and players were treated to a phenomenal 50 degree, sunny day. LoCo Disc Golf Club Vice Chairman Brian Junkins said “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the participants of the tournament, who helped us exceed our goal and raise more than $12,500 and nearly 450 pounds of food for LHR this year!”
Loudoun Hunger Relief Executive Director Jennifer Montgomery stated “We love the community spirit of the LoCo Ice Bowl, and deeply appreciate the support of the LoCo Disc Golf Club. Their assistance not only helps us feed our neighbors in need, but also helps get the word out about hunger in Loudoun County. We can’t wait to play next year.”
The LoCo Disc Golf Club is awaiting this year’s nationwide results. The club was 6th in the nation for funds raised in 2017, and is hoping to break into the top 5 for 2018.. Loudoun Hunger Relief is grateful to be the beneficiary of their efforts.
About Loudoun Hunger Relief
Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Loudoun Interfaith Relief) is the largest food pantry in Loudoun County. Last year LHR provided 1.2 million pounds of food to more than 8,000 individuals. 40% of those served are children. LHR distributes food to families six days a week, year round. Loudoun Hunger Relief was voted Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 2014 Nonprofit of The Year, Leesburg Today 2015 Reader’s Choice Nonprofit of The Year, the Loudoun Times Mirror 2015 and 2017 Nonprofit of the Year, Loudoun Now 2016 Favorite Non-Profit. For more information on LHR, please visit www.loudounhunger.org.
About LoCo Disc Golf Club
The LoCo Disc Golf Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission is to grow the sport of disc golf, host tournaments for all skill-levels, support other disc golf clubs in the region, and provide support to local park departments and private land owners in maintaining and installing disc golf courses in Loudoun County, VA. For more information about the LoCo Disc Golf Club including membership, events, or general disc golf questions, visit www.locodiscgolf.com.