Disc golfers brave snow to raise money for charity

Disc golfers will be braving the cold and snow in Fredericton this weekend to play a round for charity.

2nd annual Freddy Beach Ice Bowl raising money for a Fredericton food bank

Disc golfers play in the snow at the Freddy Beach Ice Bowl, which raises money and food donations for Greener Village. (Fredericton Disc Golf/Facebook)

Disc golfers will be braving the cold and snow in Fredericton this weekend to play a round for charity.

The second annual Freddy Beach Ice Bowl raises money for Greener Village, a Fredericton food bank.

Event organizer Matthew Gudger told CBC's Shift New Brunswick that the gates open at 9 a.m. at Odell Park and there will be two rounds played, as well as closest-to-the-pin contests.

This is the second year the Freddy Beach Ice Bowl is being held. (Fredericton Disc Golf/Facebook)

The event raised over $700 last year and 45 pounds of food for Greener Village.

"It's the lull after Christmas, it's a good time for them to get donations in," said Gudger.

Teams of two will compete on a modified course that is shorter than normal. The teams consist of one golfer and one person who's new to the sport.

Disc golfers will brave the cold and snow in Fredericton this weekend to play a round for charity. Event organizer Matthew Gudger said the second annual Freddy Beach Ice Bowl raises money for Greener Village. 7:01

Gudger said it's a growing sport in Atlantic Canada and it's fun to play.

"The camaraderie of the players — it's just as exciting to watch someone else throw a good shot as it is to throw one yourself — and you're always congratulated for your good shots and it's just a fun sport," he said.

Gudger was hoping to get 30 to 40 people out on Saturday and raise more than $1,000 and 50 pounds of food for Greener Village.

With files from Shift New Brunswick