There’s a Fun ‘Skating for St. Jude’ Event Coming to Owensboro, KY
This is a really fun Save the Date occasion! Owensboro Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Townsquare Media Owensboro for the first ever Skating for St. Jude event, which is scheduled for Thursday, January 4th at the Edge Ice Center- the Coolest Place in Town.
The Country Station, 92.5 WBKR has been a St. Jude Country Cares station for nearly twenty years and will host its annual St. Jude Radiothon, presented by Window World, on Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd from 6am to 7pm each day.
During that 26-hour broadcast, we'll share stories of inspiration and hope from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
This year, to kick start our St. Jude fundraising season, we're going to be heading to the Edge, lacing up our ice skates, and hitting the ice for a fun event and you're invited to join us. Skating for St. Jude will take place from 6pm to 8pm on January 4th and the cost will be just $7 per person. That will include your admission and skate rental and $4 from every admission sold will be donated to St. Jude. Doors will open at 5pm.
And adding some more fun to the evening will be WBKR air personalities. Mary-Katherine Maddox and I will be rink side playing your favorite country music, chatting with the crowd and having some really fun giveaways. WBKR's midday personality Barb Birgy and our afternoon drive guy Dave Spencer will be there on the mic as well.
We'll also have some special appearances by local teenagers who are raising money for St. Jude.
Gavin Howard, whose family has raised over $100,000 for St. Jude will be there with his 2024 St. Jude apparel.
Gavin and his family recently sold their new line of shirts at the family's annual Jammin' for St. Jude event.
And Shaylee Leonard, who was recently crowned Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair, will be in the lobby selling her St. Jude bracelets. By the way, Shaylee is a skater too and will likely join us on the ice.
Plus, Meadow Lands Elementary School student Raelyn Duncan will be there with her K9 Cookies for Cancer. Raelyn has been raising money for St. Jude the last few years with homemade dog treats and baked goods. In 2023, she raised $6000!
So save the date and make your plans to join us at the inaugural Skating for St. Jude on Thursday, January 4th, 2024!