Time for a little disc golf interlude. My husband Cole was once again the tournament director for our disc golf club's Humboldt Ice Bowl charity tournament held every January, our 6th annual. I want to give him and the other Par Infinity members who played their props for coming out yesterday and rockin' the temporary course that was set up once again at Mad River Beach to support the Arcata & Rooney McKinleyville Children's Centers. There were 44 players this year (an average turnout for our Ice Bowl), raising approx. $900 for the kids, who will be getting new curricula and supplies with this hefty donation. Unlike parts of the country that actually *have* wintery weather, it was a balmy 60F at the Beach yesterday, and unlike the ridiculous winds of the '06 Tourney, and the rain typical of this time of year, it calm and dry as well.
In Open, Jessie Williams took the win, but not by his usual big margin; he got Joe Cox by 2 strokes, with Matt 'Chainsaw' Crnich in 3rd. Kim Dennig came out on top of the 6-player Women's Division, with Trish Pagalow & Amy Coseboom in 2nd & 3rd. Alex 'God of Chunder' Arevalo cleaned up in the huuuge (12 old dudes!) Master's Division, trailed by Tim M. in 2nd and Rick 'Q' Quihillalt in 3rd. We even got some outta towners this year: it was nice to see Dan 'Dano' Porter, up from Sonoma County, and a couple of Oregon-ites, too.
Cole & I cleaned up in the raffle, taking home 4 new discs. Was hoping for some of the coffee donated by Muddy Waters Coffee Co., or a gift certificate from the Philly Cheese Steak Shoppe, but you can't win 'em all.
If you want to see stills of the photos in the slideshow above, check out their Flickr set.
Finally, I'll leave you with this photo of a serindipitous clump of sand that Cole found on the course; he collects heart-shaped rocks for me (I have a whole shelf in the kitchen), and this ephemeral bit of natural dune sculpting caught his eye. I love that even when I'm not with him in the flesh, he's thinking of me. (End of shmoopy bit.)