A distinguished panel of guests – celebrities, members of the media, business executives and athletes – has each agreed to sit in the OHB DUNK TANK for an hour to help raise money for the Home. Shawn M. Ilg of Nebraska Realty is this year’s official dunk tank sponsor.
The daylong event – Wednesday, May 20 – will take place at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each “dunkee” will enter THE TANK at the beginning of each hour and sit for 60 minutes – or until they raise $1,000 that will go toward benefitting the youth and youth programs at the Home. Once they hit that $1,000 mark – they will be DUNKED!
“We reached out to leaders in the Omaha community to sit in our dunk tank for and raise money for the Home,” Omaha Home for Boys Director of Development Tami Soper said. “We have assembled a very distinguished and recognizable group – and once they hit their pledge for the hour they sit, they will be dunked! How much fun is that?”
In addition to lots of wet fun, live local bands – including Naked Sunday, The 402, 5 Man Trio, Thrift Shop Radio and Two of a Kind – will play at the Stinson Park Pavilion. Locally-owned and run Boomer 1490 AM will broadcast live from the Dunk Tank ALL DAY.
John Knicely of WOWT-Channel 6 will do a live broadcast from the TANK for the 5 p.m. news and be dunked on-air to help raise money as well as awareness of the unique nature of this event for Omaha Gives!
As a bonus, during times when the DUNK TANK is unoccupied by a designated DUNKEE, the public is welcome and encouraged to nominate and invite friends and family to sit in the tank