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Chicago Goes Redneck for Charity

MS Society holds "Redneck Olympics"



    Chicago Goes Redneck for Charity
    Chicago Goes Redneck for Charity

    Alright, Chicago, so we missed out on hosting the Olympic Games. But we may have the next best thing: redneck sports!

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting a fundraiser called the Redneck Games this weekend that includes some unique competitions and fun prizes, reports the Chicago Reader.

    So can Chicagoans handle tractor pulls and big-truck mud racing?

    Probably not. That's why, instead, the MS Society will host beer pong, a shopping cart race, a best mullet contest, a watermelon seed-spitting contest, and more.

    "We feel it's a fun way to get together and compete in some fun activities and events with a silly theme to raise money for MS," Laura Canonaco, vice-president of marketing and community engagement, told the Chicago Reader.

    Besides, we city folk could use a little country now and then.

    The fundraiser will be held this Saturday, July 31, from 1 pm to 5 pm at Weeds (1555 N Dayton), according to the Chicago Reader. There's a $30 cover, and a portion of proceeds go to the organization.

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.