Chattanooga Friends is presenting Dunked for its sixth consecutive year to benefit four local nonprofits. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 18 at Miller Plaza from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dunked involves recruiting well-known Chattanoogans to take the plunge for a good cause. This year, Dunked benefits Siskin Children’s Institute, Northside Neighborhood House, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga, and LaPaz Chattanooga.
Well-known Chattanoogans have volunteered to allow friends and foes alike to attempt to dunk them in support of local charities. Each Dunkee is raising funds for one of the four nonprofits at https://www.crowdrise.com/Dunked15.
Dunkees will include Chattanooga Chief of Police Fred Fletcher, James McKissic from the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Web Raulston of Jones & Raulston PC, James McKissic of the City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs, Richard A. Park, Jr. of UBS Financial Services, Shelton Chambers of Elliot Davis Decosimo, and Katie King of EPB, just to name a few. We expect to announce more high-profile Dunkees as the event nears.
For a $5 donation, participants will receive three balls to throw at the Dunkee of their choice, or for $20, they can buy unlimited throws.
Community Pie, Southern Sqweeze, Taqueria Jalisco and other restaurants near Miller Plaza will be open for lunch.
For more information, including the times the Dunkees will take their turns in the dunking booth, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/Dunked15.