He is a living Legend in our area. We named an award last year after him called The Gary Lewis Achievement Award. This year will be the first year someone will receive it other than Gary. The individual who best represents the award will receive it at the J-Town Doubles League party October 16. This is what the award reads.
Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community
Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.
Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.
Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.
When I win any plastic at Joliet events I like to have Gary sign them. That's what I call a home team autograph. He asked me why I wanted his autograph last time and I said I was selling them for $100 on ebay. lol So lucky to have a Hall of Famer and one of the best promoters of the sport so close by.
92% is so so positive! Anyone who can work and still shoot six rounds of golf in a day will for sure beat those odds. Your a work hourse Frank. Stay positive and if you need anything just call me! Our prayers are with you Frank!
Frank got some disturbing news today regarding his health. I am asking for him if you could all offer up prayer. Frank is a believer in the power of prayer and would appreciate your prayers and good thoughts. Thank You.
Not all the reports are in for the Ice Bowl but today we're in 12th place. Dean Thor & Frank were there & everything went well. Choosing pictures & giving input for what's going to be published in the Herald News. Terri took us on a tour & I was quite impressed to the depth of their outreach. They screen who they help. They have a standard helping the truly needie. You can't be a drunken jerk who needs a place to sleep with a free meal.If one comes in with that status, they dry out with help from the police & go back to be interviewed. They help whole family's. They train people to be self sufficient. We did a good thing J-Town!!!
The Fox Valley Metro Disc Golf Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their contribution to the 4th Annual Jericho Lake Ice Bowl. Fox Valley Park District, Paper or Plastic Sports, LexisNexis, Gorilla Boy, Giordanos, Jewel Foods, The Village Grind, TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings, National construction rental, Poor Boys Bar and Grill, Moore Family, Aurora University, Sports Zone, Patrick Engineering, Schepp Family, Glenn Gruenke, Mr. Beef and Gyros, Subway, Outback Steakhouse, 7-11, Walmart, Alice and the Mill Tavern, David and Kelly Durov, David and Aaron Scott, Tyler Williams, Famous Daves, Montgomery Popcorn, Kendall 10 Theatre, Ron Miller, Jel-Sert Company, Aurora Skate Center, Yorkville Liqours, Fanatix Sports Bar, Panera Bread, Red Lobster, Denny's Restaurant, Firestone, Running Man, Soulburg, Discontinuum Disc Golf Club, Hollywood Casino, George Maltsiniotis, Chicago Bears, Fox Valley Trading Post, Tom Bartnett of Greenacre/Breen's Cleaners, Starbucks Coffee, Jake's Bagels and Deli, Jersey Mike's Subs, Chicago Bulls, Pin High Discs, La Cabana Restaurant, George's Restaurant, Leonardi Company, The Hartmans, J-Town Disc Golf Club, Channel Z's Disc Golf Fly Mart, Kane County Cougars, Dominicks, Luigi's Pizza, Elmer's Doghouse, Tap House Bar and Grill, Jimmy Johns by Hesed House, Fuller's Car Wash, Nikarry's Family Restaurant, VFW of Montgomery, Marathon Gas in Boulder Hill, Glowgolf, John and Rosemary Cleavland, Centennial Counseling Center, John Tiffany, Brian LeClercq and Allied First Bank, Gotta Go Gotta Throw, Sam Sianis and the Billy Goat Tavern of Chicago, VVF Illinois Services, YMCA of Plano, Old Country Buffet, Chris Lauzen, Quacker Tropicana, Liberty Auto Sales, last but not least to all the players and helpers who came to support the cause by playing or working in the cold conditions to make this possible. With everyones help we were able to raise approximately $2500 and 1000 pounds of food for the Hesed House Ministries. The support you provided means a great deal to not only our club, but to the people our collective efforts will help. Again thank you for sharing and caring. Last year we came in 28th place out of 190 Ice Bowls. This year there are over 230 Ice Bowls. When we get the results from this year we will post it to let all the sponsors know where we finished.
Hello J-Town, Tonight there is a FVMDGC players meeting starting at 7:30 at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Oswego on Douglas Road. Everyone is invited to attend just like all our players meetings. This meeting is extra special because BWW is kicking back 15% of our total bill to the Hesed House for the Ice Bowl. We will discuss the Ice Bowl and any other concerns anyone has at this meeting. We hope some of you can support this by attending. I know, sorry for short notice. February 13Th at Jericho Lake is the 4Th annual Jericho Lake Ice Bowl. It would be great if both clubs can support each other in both of our Ice Bowls by attending. The cause is great and I think it's awesome what you guys are doing! More and more people are having to decide wether to pay rent or to eat. In Cook County, the number of people relying on hand outs jumped one third since 2006. In Wheaton, where you don't see homeless people, the food pantry there has seen an increase in clients by 34 percent since 2008. These are middle class people being squeezed to death by lost jobs or increasing costs and declining wages. Ice Bowls do make a difference! Gotta go, keep up the good work, the club is rockin! Your sponsor list is unreal! Hope to see some J-Town faces tonight! Thanks and God Bless all! Sr.
Hey all, it is once again approaching fast, the Jericho Lake Ice Bowl! In it's fourth year, we are looking to surpass everything we have done in the past from sponsorship, to money donated, to player joining in on the fun. Come be a part of it all!
Pretty much everything will remain the same as the other years, with the exception that mulligans will once again be for sale all day long. With over 60 sponsors, the goodies just for coming out to play are going to be there for the picking! Come and get some!!!
Everyone will recieve an Ice Bowl mini in their players pack along with some Jel-Sert items as well. There will be, as always, free hot lunch served as well as a putting contest and multiple CTPs throughout the day. Also available will be raffle tickets available for $1 that will get you chance to win some of the bigger ticket items such as a laser autographed Bears football, and a cubs jersey, just to name a few. Mulligans will be on sale for $2 each or 3 for $5 ALL DAY LONG. So make sure you put this date on your calendar! You don't wanna miss this one! For the first 25 people to preregister (http://www.paperorplasticsports.com/), your name will be entered into a drawing for an autograph from ADAM BURISH of the Chicago Blackhawks along with a set of hand warmers. Get yourself preregistered!