For a fundraiser in Janesville, a charity places an old vehicle on thin ice and sinks it for cash prizes.

There are so many things I love about my job. One of the reasons is definitely doing contests and giving away big prizes. It does not matter if it is for the actual station, a community charity, or a local business. They are always a good time. The more creative the better.

One of my favorites we did lately on 96.7 The Eagle was a ticket giveaway for the Stadium Tour at Wrigley Field featuring Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett. Contestants had to send in videos of "pouring sugar on themselves" (like the Def Leppard song "Pour Some Sugar On Me." The listeners came up with some very funny and original ideas for their videos. It was hilarious and lots of fun.

I have a friend that worked on a radio station in Atlanta. They did a contest where an old car was placed in a big open field. They made squares on the ground and numbered them. Each contestant got to pick one location. Then, explosives were placed under the vehicle. They were blown off and sent the car flying. Wherever it landed, the person was the winner of the grand prize which was a brand new car. Now, that is awesome.

Up in Janesville, a charity hosted a fundraiser recently and it is amazing.

According to,

"The Blackhawk Golden "K" Kiwanis Club placed the Suburban on the ice Feb. 10 for its annual contest, and it officially sank during daylight hours Monday. The official sink time will be based on when the clock in the truck was fully submerged. The exact time will be determined by an independent observer after the truck is removed from the water."

This is so great. They placed an old SUV on the ice of a lagoon. Participants guess when it will sink through the thin ice. How fun is that? It just makes me chuckle. Contestants can win cash. The closest guess wins the $2,000 grand prize. Four contestants win $250 and ten third-place winners win $100. It benefits local homeless students, the Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and scholarships for seniors at Janesville Craig and Parker high schools.

I definitely want to check this out next year.

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