Centennial Beach patrons will be treated to some unique entertainment while local charities benefit from good-natured rivalry between radio personalities at the first Float Your Boat for a Cause on Sunday afternoon, July 27.
Disc jockeys from 95.9 The River each will choose a charity, construct a cardboard “boat,” and race their boat to win advertising funds for their charity.
Scott Mackay will compete for 360 Youth Services of Naperville; Danielle Tufano will play for Naperville Jaycees; Mitch Michaels will float for Fisher House; Beth Reynolds will sail for Variety-Children’s Charity of Illinois; and the 95.9 The River’s sales team will compete for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of DuPage.
The event will kick off at 12:15 p.m. with opening announcements and introduction of jocks and their charities. In addition to the boat race, jocks will participate in other contests, including a limbo contest with representatives from each charity and a hula hoop contest. Preceding the race, beachgoers can vote for their favorite cardboard boat.
The boat race will be during the 2 p.m. safety break. Patrons will help judge the winners and award ribbons and trophies. The awards ceremony will close out the event about 2:30 p.m.
After“Float Your Boat for a Cause, the community is invited to the second Rockin’ the Tower concert at the Millennium Carillon from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will play favorite rock tunes and The River crew will be out with some fun goodies and prizes to give away.
Centennial Beach is at 500 W. Jackson Ave. and the Carillon is at the base of Rotary Hill at 443 Aurora Ave. Admission to the beach is $6 for residents and $10 for nonresidents or patrons may use their season membership.Tags: 95.9 The River, Centennial Beach, community service