FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Pittsburgh, January 29, 2013 — Cover the “Pitts-burrrrgh” Drowned Hogs as they take their 8th annual plunge into the Mon River to help local kids, andadd their own unique spin to Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction for when spring is to arrive on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2. Warm-ups at 11 AM. Plunge at Noon at the 18th Street Boat Ramp in the South Side. It’s a great way to celebrate the coming of spring with mascots Monongahela Mari and the Mayor of Hogdom! All proceeds will benefit Circle C Youth and Family Services, serving Pittsburgh area kids and families since 1967!
Swimmers and the public are welcome to share a hot cup of coffee compliments of Starbucks, Pittsburgh’s own Better-Maid Donuts, and some inspiring headdresses and other “flotation devices” by “Weird Eric.” Those brave enough to take the plunge can get doused with warm water to shake off the chill of the “Mon in a “Hog Wash” hosted by Mastershield. “Head Hog,” Al Bollinger will help lead the charge along with Frank Nelson, president of the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Club. This will be Mr. Bollinger’s 18th annual plunge since organizing the event in Hull Massachusetts in 1995. This is a family-friendly event. Drowned Hog merchandise will be for sale to support Circle C’s mission to at-risk kids and families.
After the plunge, all are invited to the “Hog Thaw Jam” at the Inn-Termission Lounge ( 1908 East Carson Street) for music, door prizes, and warm food compliments of Piper’s Pub, Krazy Dogs and the Italian Bread Place. Ample press areas will be available at the dock. For complete event details go to tinyurl.com/pghdrownedhogs.
Circle C Youth & Family Services is a private, nonprofit agency serving troubled and disadvantaged youth throughout the greater Pittsburgh area since 1967. Through community-based group homes, foster care and transition programs, they provide a home-like environment of treatment and therapy to youth primarily from Allegheny County. Approximately 250 children were served over the past year. Circle C gratefully acknowledges their corporate sponsors, including Mastershield, Holzer-Jesko Quality Exteriors and Gallagher Home Health Services.