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26th annual ISU CW HOG Pig Out is Sept. 15

September 7, 2007
ISU Marketing and Communications

The 26th annual Idaho State University CW HOG Pig Out, a dinner and fundraiser for Idaho State University’s Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group, is Saturday, Sept. 15, in Lower Ross Park Pavilion.    CW HOG provides outdoor recreational opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities.

The dinner includes barbecued pork, Idaho baked potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, green salad, and the HOGs’ specialty, a vegetarian Dutch-oven dish. Dinner is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Musical entertainment, featuring U.S. Bluez, the Steel Head Red Band and Shawn Barnaby, will be 4-10 p.m.

The Pig Out is a family-oriented activity that is held in the afternoon to make it more convenient. Children’s games, arts and crafts and face painting will be provided from 3 to 5 p.m. by the ISU Council for Exceptional Children.

Those 12 and older pay $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Children 11 and under pay $6 in advance, $7 at the door. Children ages 5 and under eat free. Those only listening to the music pay $7. Advance tickets are on sale at Scott’s Ski and Sports, Budget Tapes & Records, Sandbaggers, Barrie’s Sports, Rob’s Ride on Bikes & Snow, Ace Hardware and The Outdoor Adventure Center in the basement of the Pond Student Union Building.

T-shirts with this year’s Pig Out slogan, “Who Let the HOGs Out?” will be on sale at a cost of $15 starting Sept. 10 in the CW HOG office and will be available at the Pig Out.

“The Pig Out is Pocatello’s party of the year,” says Bob Ellis, CW HOG outdoor recreation coordinator. "CW HOG is grateful to the community of Pocatello for letting the HOGs out, so we can all play together,” says David Kriner, CW HOG director.

Pig Out sponsors include Idaho Prosthetics and Orthotics, Convergys, Falls Brand Meats, Albertson’s, KZBQ and KORR 104 Radio, United Dairymen of Idaho, Pocatello City Council, CARQUEST/Muffler Warehouse Inc., ISU Council for Exceptional Children, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Pahl Farms, Golden Corral, Chartwells, H & H Dive & Travel, Clear Talk, Alameda Vision Center, Ace Hardware, Alpine Animal Hospital, Redwood Creek Wines, and Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center.

The Pig Out is the biggest annual event for CW HOG. Past Pig Out revenues have been used to purchase adaptive equipment for weightlifting and other fitness classes, snow and water skiing, Kids Camp, whitewater rafting and other projects.

This year’s Pig Out revenue will be used for adaptive programming across the board. Last year some 500 individuals with disabilities participated in the organization’s various activities.

The Pig Out started as a chili feed. Today, 650 pounds of pork are cooked for the 1,000 to 1,200 people who attend, and the event annually raises more than $11,000 for CW HOG projects.

For more information on the Pig Out, call the CW HOG Office at (208) 282-3912, or visit the Internet site http://www.isu.edu/departments/cwhog/index.html.


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