Bowling Green ‘Wipeout’ this weekend to benefit United Way

Nash Gumm

The United Way of Southern Kentucky will be hosting the Bowling Green Wipeout this Saturday.

The Wipeout is a challenge where teams compete in timed obstacles for prizes.

The event will be tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Houchens-Smith Stadium.

Mandy Hicks, director of volunteering and brand management for the United Way of Southern Kentucky, said this is the second year for the event.

“It was supposed to mock the ABC reality series ‘Wipeout,'” she said. “We are trying to get the community involved in our projects by having fun with them.”

Hicks said a variety of events including “The Gauntlet of Doom”and the “Hot Air Obstacle Course” will be part of the challenge for participants.

Basketball, volleyball and baseball are some of the sports that will be a part of the challenge this year, she said.

Hicks said teams will be separated into four age groups:

-18 to 29 years old

-30 to 39 years old

-40 to 49 years old

-50 years old and above

Hicks said there will be an individual male and female winner from each age group according to their individual time, as well as an overall winning team.

She said individual winners, depending on category, will win a $100 savings bond from BB&T Bank and U.S. Bank.

Tickets to WKU sporting events and gift certificates to restaurants and local attractions such as Lost River Cave and The National Corvette Museum are some of the other prizes that will be given away, Hicks said.

She said the overall winner will receive a one-year membership to the Bowling Green Athletic Club.

Hicks said individual entries are $25 per person and team entries for the event are $20 per person for a group with more than 10 members.

All money raised will go to the United Way of Southern Kentucky, she said.

Visit to register for the event.