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CW HOG annual Pig Out set Sept. 13 at Ross Park

Posted September 4, 2008

The 27th 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. 13, in Lower Ross Park Pavilion. This year’s theme is “Think It…Dream It…Did It.”

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 The Unknown and Steelhead Red Band, will be from 4 to 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 $14 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 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.

Pig Out sponsors include Idaho Prosthetics and Orthotics, Convergys, Falls Brand Meats, Albertson’s, United Dairymen of Idaho, Pocatello City Council, CarQuest Auto Parts, ISU Council for Exceptional Children, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Pahl Farms, Golden Corral, Chartwells, H & H Dive & Travel, Alpine Animal Hospital, Redwood Creek Wines, GAP Broadcasting, Intermountain Claims, Action Rentals, ISU Physical Plant, Seneca, Watkins Distributing, Citizens Community Bank, Sandbaggers, Gem State Paper and Supply, SnugFleece 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.