Redneck Games

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"Redneck Games" is also the name of a duet song by comedian Jeff Foxworthy and country singer Alan Jackson.
Redneck Games
Location(s) East Dublin, Georgia, United States
Founded 1996
Website
summerredneckgames.com

The Redneck Games are held in East Dublin, Georgia annually. The games were started by Elbow, a local person who was the general manager of radio station WQZY-FM "Y96".[1] Some American media reacted to the news that Atlanta had won the bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games by saying the event would be organised by a group of rednecks. To begin with it was created to help children's needs. Around 5000 people turned out for the first Redneck Summer Games – over the twice the population of East Dublin.

The games received coverage from Good Morning America, Life, Maxim, MTV Road Rules/Real World Challenge, The Tonight Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, and FOX.

In 2001, Drew Scott of Wild Country 96.5 "borrowed" the games to set up a fundraising event for the Franklin County NY Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each year, these games have increased in size of the event, crowds and monies raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In 2010, marking the 9th year of the Annual Redneck Games in Malone, NY, the entertainment was Cledus T. Judd.

The games were canceled in 2013 and might come back in 2014 depending upon interest.[2]

Events[edit]

Some events that are held during the Redneck Games include:

For each of the events, a trophy is awarded; a half crushed, empty mounted beer can.

Canadian version[edit]

The games have now become so popular that they have spread to Canada. Minto Canadian Redneck Games had taken place in Minto, Ontario since 2006. Events include Mud Pit Slip & Slide, Bobbin' for Pig's Feet, Mud Pit Tug-of-War, Mud Pit Belly Flop Contest, Redneck Horseshoes, Hubcap Hurl, Mud Pit Volleyball.

Sources[edit]

Ripley's Believe it or Not (2005). Planet Eccentric. Ripley Publishing. ISBN 978-1-893951-10-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dancallister.com/index.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=1&p=11&a=0&at=0a
  2. ^ http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2013-02-25/story/redneck-games-canceled-year

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