Stutsman Harley-Davidson in Jamestown, N.D. will raise the Jolly Roger Jan. 28 with an annual event to raise money for the Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice Foundation.
Participants in the Polar Pig Splash dress in pirate garb and walk the plank for the hospice. Starting at noon, they will jump into an 800-gallon tank of water during one of the coldest months of the year.
About 15 or 20 people usually take the plunge, but the event often draws hundreds of spectators, despite single-digit or even sub-zero temperatures in some years.
“We raised about $12,000 last year,” HOG activities director Don Wegner, told the Sun. “… it’s always gotten bigger and bigger.” He promises to get his head shaved if the event raises the $20,000 goal this year.
The event includes prizes for team spirit, wildest costume and best splash. A chili cookoff is part of the event, to reheat the jumpers and spectators. Tasting will be from 10 a.m. to noon. For $5, people can taste the 15 to 20 chilis entered and vote for their favorites. Competitors should pre-register for the contest by calling 320-5355. Chili should be brought to the site before 10 a.m.
All money from the chili cook-off goes toward the hospice program, along with funds raised by the silent auction, which begins at 9 a.m.
Posted by Holly Wagner
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