Wakeboard champ going to Cancer Freeze

Published 12:13 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cancer Freeze event-goers will have a special treat during the watersports portion of Cancer Freeze on Feb. 4.

Organizer Jennifer Davidson said that a local wake boarder will take part in the event.

“We are so excited to have this amazing young lady join us for Cancer Freeze 2017,” she said. “Sophie Geohagan is the INT wakeboarding state champ in mini-outlaw. What’s even more impressive is young Sophie has no vision in one of her eyes due to optic nerve hypoplasia. Her optic nerve never developed.”

“Hopefully, we can talk her into signing a few autographs for us,” she said.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 7 a.m. until noon: fishing tournament. Cost is $50 per boat, with two people allowed per boat. Contact Richard Reeves at 850-652-3516 to enter. The event is sponsored by Sporting Lifestyles in Andalusia.
  • 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., Pancake and Sausage breakfast. Cost is $5 per person. Children 10 and under eat free with an adult.
  • 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., LifeSouth blood/platelet drive;
  • 8:45 a.m., all 5K participants meet at amphitheater for National Anthem. Sponsored by Merrifield & Pilcher Realty.
  • 9 a.m., 5K starts at airplane; finish line is marked at Lakeshore Boulevard. Kids run immediately following.
  • 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Inflatables for the children sponsored by Spacewalk of Andalusia. Parents are required to stay with their children. No fee, but donations are being accepted for recipients.
  • 9 a.m., Tiny B’s Bake sale, manned by members of First United Methodist Church of Florala.
  • 10 a.m. – TJ’s Tiger Flight balloon release, $3 each or 2 for $5. Release every hour on the hour with church bells.
  • 10 a.m., opening ceremonies at amphitheater (meet past and present recipients, 5K awards will follow).
  • 10 a.m., car show located on 4th Street, one block west of lake building. Contact carshow@cancerfreeze.org for more information. Awards set for 1 p.m. The Little Smok House will be located at Dorothy’s House of Flowers selling barbecue.
  • 10:30 a.m., Shave Your Lid for A Kid, $10 per person. Under the age of 18 must have parental consent.
  • 11 a.m., Chili cook-off. Vote with your spare change. Winner is pot with most money.
  • 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., carriage rides provided by High Horse Farm LLC. $5 per person. Kids ages 6 and under are free with adult
  • Noon, Organizer Caleb Davidson will ski to kick off water events. $25 fee, includes T-shirt and wristband. Signups begin at 11:45. Participants under 18 must have parental consent.
  • 1 p.m., Live auction begins. Raffle drawing will also be at this time.