Q106.5 Egg Ride Fundraising Goes Virtual amid COVID Restrictions
It's fried. The Q106.5 Egg Ride is one of the first events Q106.5 has always done early in the year, and for 30+ years. It's going to be different this year.
The invention and execution of the event thanks to the creative genius, Bob Duchesne. He came up with a lot of ‘wacky’ radio promotions beginning in the '80s and continuing into the '90s. The Egg Ride was one of them. To help raise money for the snowmobile ride In to Newport, he came up with the Q106.5 Egg Ride. And for each on air pledge of $50, an egg went inside the suit of the deejay of the listener/donor’s choice. You can visualize the messy ride, and a great attention getting way to raise money for Pine Tree Camp was born.
Here we are entering 2021, and the 35th Q106.5 Egg Ride. There are many arms and legs that probably weren’t part of the first ride. The different snowmobile clubs that raise money. The individuals that take time to, on their own raise money to contribute to the cause. The cardboard eggs that you’ll be able to buy very soon at area stores, with every dime of those sales going to the bottom line. All the different events that take place to help out, too.
The major change this year, thanks to Covid-19 and the restrictions that have gone into place because of social distancing and gatherings of more than 10 people. The actual Q106.5 Egg Ride will not happen.
But, Q106.5 will continue to use our airways to encourage you our listener to be a part of the fund raising and contribute what you can to help fund this wonderful camp that does not turn away campers based on financial ability to pay.
You’ve heard of radiothons. Let’s introduce The Q106.5 Virtual Egg Ride B-EGG-a-thon that will take place the week of the February 6th Ride In. Join us Tuesday, February 2nd to Thursday February 4th for our annual fund-raising, on air event on Q106.5 If you can't wait that long to be a part of the fund-raising, you may make your donation here.