Snolf, or snow golf, raises money for local food bank

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Ice fishing is a popular sport when it comes to Wisconsin winters, but another on-the-ice sport, not named hockey, is making its mark while raising money for a good cause.

Snow golf, or snolf for short, was played at the Edge on Lake Wissota. Participants used golf clubs to hit tennis balls into holes made by ice augers. Proceeds from the competition are going to Feed My People Food Bank. Event organizers say this sport gets people outside in the winter in Wisconsin and helps those in need while doing it.

“Over $6,000 of donated raffle prizes and that’s not counting the $1,400 in cash donations we have,” Craig Feiler, a co-chair of the event, said. “I’m fairly confident that this is going to be a record year. 100% of the registration money goes to Feed My People.”

There were 79 golfers who came out on Saturday; that’s over 20 more than there were in 2016.

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