Source: The Ledger
The Reality Redneck Games
Lakeland Motorsports Park Mud Hole
8100 State Road 33 N.,
WHEN: Noon to midnight Saturday.
$15 for whole day; $10 after 5 p.m.; kids 12 and younger free.
The event is an offshoot of the annual Summer Redneck Games in Georgia, which arose as a countrified alternative to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Saturday’s event will feature opening ceremonies, at which someone carrying a torch (a flaming bundle of beer cans) will ignite a sacred receptacle (a barbecue grill).
Jeremiah Hatfield, one of the event’s organizers, hosts a segment on Arsenio Hall’s TV show “World’s Funniest Moments” called “Reality Rednecks.
- Wheel Toss, (substitute for the discus)
- Bobbing for Pig’s Feet
- Beer Pong
- Mud Football
- Redneck Croquet, (contestants use sledgehammers to whack bowling balls wrapped in duct tape through wickets made of rebar)
- Drive-shaft javelin throw
- Bowling-ball shot put
- Toilet seat toss
- Redneck American Idol (karaoke contest)
Organizers hope to make the Reality Redneck Games a twice-yearly event in Lakeland. The entry free for teams is $250, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. A regular schedule of mud racing at Lakeland Motorsports Park will begin at 7 p.m.