LoCo Disc Golf Club Raises Over $12,500 for Loudoun Hunger Relief

LoCo Disc Golf presents $12,517.89 check to Loudoun Hunger Relief.

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.

7th Annual LoCo Ice Bowl and Chili Cook-off at Franklin Park

On January 27th 2018, Franklin Park in Purcellville, VA will once again play host to the 7th annual LoCo Ice Bowl and Chili Cook-off sponsored by LoCo Disc Golf to benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Last year we raised over $7,000.00 for Loudoun Hunger Relief and we’re raising the bar in 2018 to $10,000.00. Let’s do this!

Donate to Loudoun Hunger Relief Online

LOCATION

Franklin Park Disc Golf Course
Purcellville, VA

SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Registration and Check-in: 9 – 10AM
Players Meeting: 10:15AM
Tee-time: 10:30AM
Chili Cook-off: Immediately following the round

 

Register for the LoCo Open Today!

The LoCo Disc Golf Club Presents

The Brent Anderson Memorial LoCo Open

Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday September 24th, 2017
Franklin Park Disc Golf Course
Purcellville, Virginia

A PDGA B-Tier Pro/Am and O.D.D.S. Event

Hosted by
LoCo Disc Golf Club

Registration for Saturday, Sept. 23rd: Advanced Women, Advanced Masters Women, Advanced Grandmasters, Intermediate, Recreational and Junior Divisions →

Registration for Sunday, Sept. 24th: All Pros + Advanced and Advanced Masters Divisions →

Latest News and Updates on Facebook →

2 rounds of 18 holes
72 player limit per day

Download the 2017 LoCo Open – Digital Caddy Book ↓ 

CTP – Raffle – Ace Pot – Trophies – Lunch

At Least $500.00 Added Cash to Pro Payout

True Amateur Event
Sweet Player Packs and Trophies for All Amateur Divisions

Schedule:

Check in: 8am – 9am at tents left of pool (opposite end of parking lot from hole 10)
Players Meeting: 9:15am – 9:30am
First Round: 9:45am
Lunch
Second Round: 1 hour after the last card turned on.

Entry Fee:

Pro Men: $60*
Amateur Men: $40*
Women: $30*
Juniors: $30*

  • Add $10 to entry fee if not pre-registered by September 18th, 2017
  • Add $10 to entry fee if not a current PDGA member
  • 3 player minimum for all men’s divisions. Consolidation of divisions at tournament director’s discretion.

Contact:

Email: [email protected]
Tournament Director:
 Brian Junkins – (540) 686-2022

July 2017 Monthly Results

Gold Division
Place Name Score
1 Andrew Dillow 49
2 Konrad Pawlosky 49
2 Stephan Evers 49
4 Nathan Hughes 51
5 Steve Ganz 54
5 Chris Swallow 54
7 Matt Verbisk 55
8 Brian Junkins 59
8 Jeff Metzger 59
Silver Division
Place Name Score
1 Fernando Melendez 56
2 John Conover 58
3 Matt Gordon 59
4 Matt Lamberski 60
4 Chris Matthiesen 60
4 Thomas Adams 60
7 Chris Stahl 61
7 Mike Frey 61
9 John Iliff 63
9 Scott Swallow 63
11 Jacob Baker 64
12 Jeff Kinman 65
12 Ken Durgin 65
14 Shane Hoffman 66
15 Mike Sullivan 71
Bronze Division
Place Name Score
1 Bob Romich 62
2 Patrick Showalter 65
3 Aurelia Roca 68
4 Matt Diem 73
5 Jeff Sherrard 80
6 Mike Gardner 82
Emerald Division
Place Name Score
1 Christa 115

Layout

Remembering Brent Anderson #76693

Today we share the sad news of the passing of our dear friend, Brent Anderson. During the June Monthly at the Freedom Center, Brent went into cardiac arrest. His card mates, Rob Romich and Kim Brennan acted immediately calling 911, administering CPR and directing the EMS team to the scene. Rob and Kim did everything right, and the EMS arrived on scene incredibly fast (the fire station is only 3 miles from the course), but it was not to be.

Every time he showed up for a round of disc golf, Brent’s zeal for life and contagious enthusiasm was evident. You couldn’t tell if Brent had shot poorly or great because his positive attitude was always the same. “Oh well” he would often say, “at least I’m, playing disc golf!” Brent was a generous man. He never took a dollar home after placing in a Monthly or a weekly doubles event always saying “Donate it to Freedom!”. He was just as generous with his time. Rain or shine, wind and snow, Brent was working with us shoulder to shoulder at Freedom Center helping make that course a reality.

Brent often spoke of how he got into the game of disc golf. He started playing at Franklin Park for the exercise. Brent would play and his beloved wife Cheryl would tag along for the walk. As passionate as Brent was about Disc Golf, he always made time for his other friends and interests like his annual Golf outing and fishing trip to South Carolina. More than anything, Brent was a family man. The morning of his passing, he had just finished preparing for a birthday party for his granddaughter. When Brent showed up late today, for which we teased him a bit, he let us know that he had to leave 1:00 pm sharp so he could be with his family.

We will miss our friend dearly and wish to honor his memory. We will raise funds for a hole sponsorship at Freedom Center. Hole 17 will forever be Brent Anderson’s. Those wishing to make a contribution in Brent’s honor may contact us at [email protected] also, Brent’s birthday is September 23rd and 34th. Coincidentally, that is the date of the LoCo Open this year. In his honor, the LoCo Open will be henceforth be known as the Brent Anderson Memorial LoCo Open. We think is a fitting tribute to our departed friend.

LoCo/NOVA Joint May Monthly at Freedom Center

Come out to Freedom Center on May 27th for a Sneak Peak at the new course in Lucketts, VA.

All proceeds benefit the Freedom Center Course Development Fund

All skill-levels welcome!
Cash and prizes for all divisions!
CTPs and Ace Pot!

Check in between 8:30-9:00
Players Meeting at 9:15

Awards and After Party at Vanish Brewing

Pros: $15.00
Amateurs: $10.00
Kids: $5.00
Women: FREE!

Freedom Center
13951 Freedom Center Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176

April 2017 Monthly This Saturday, April 22nd

Yep, it’s the 4th Saturday in April, so you know what that means…

It’s time for another LoCo Monthly, this Saturday, April 22nd!

All skill-levels welcome!  Ace Pot, CTPs, and cash and/or prizes for all divisions!  As always, ladies play for FREE!

Registration starts at 8:30AM, at the Rotary Pavilion near hole 10, followed by a quick players meeting at 9:15.

  • Pros: $15
  • Amateurs: $10
  • Ladies: FREE!

All proceeds from the April monthly will go to the Freedom Center Course Development Fund.  Speaking of Freedom Center…I hope your ready for May monthly (hint, hint) 🙂

Hope to see some of you out there!

LoCo Disc Golf Club

6th Annual LoCo Ice Bowl and Chili Cook-off at Franklin Park

6th Annual LoCo Ice Bowl and Chili Cook-off at Franklin Park

201 Ice Bowl

Register to Compete Online

Franklin Park in Purcellville, VA will once again play host to the 6th annual LoCo Ice Bowl and Chili Cook-off sponsored by LoCo Disc Golf to benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Last year we raised over $5,000.00 for Loudoun Hunger Relief and we’re raising the bar in 2017 to $6,000.00. Let’s do this!

Donate to Loudoun Hunger Relief Online

LOCATION

Franklin Park Disc Golf Course
Purcellville, VA

SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Registration and Check-in: 9 – 10AM
Players Meeting: 10:15AM
Tee-time: 10:30AM
Chili Cook-off: Immediately following the round

REGISTRATION

$30 + 2 cans of food
Register Online

Sponsorships

Hole sponsorships will be available for $50

LoCo December Monthly

On the day before Christmas, sneak out of the house for an early round at Franklin Park and the last LoCo Disc Golf Club Tag Match of 2016.

All skill-levels welcome! Cash and prizes for all divisions! CTPs and Ace Pot! Special holiday surprises! Bring the family! Women play for FREE!

In the spirit of the season, all proceeds from this event will go towards our Ice Bowl fund raising efforts for the benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Date

Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Franklin Park, Purcellville, Virginia

Schedule

Check in between 8:30-9:00 at the Rotary Pavilion near Hole 10.
Players Meeting at 9:15

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

Pros $15.00
Amateurs $10.00
Kids $5.00
Women Free