Time again to dunk a dignitary

London Mayor Patrick Closser is signed up for another round in the London Rib & Jazz dunk tank.

(Posted July 25, 2019)

Throw a pitch to benefit young area pitchers at this year’s London Rib & Jazz Fest.

This year’s schedule for the festival’s annual Dunk-A-Dignitary dunk tank includes many familiar faces, including local first responders, politicians and coaches.

The festival is scheduled for 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 2-3 in historic downtown London. Visit www.londonribandjazz.com.

For the second year, all proceeds from the tank will go to the London Area Baseball Council. The organization has been providing youth baseball and softball opportunities since 1968.

The tank will be in session from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pitchers can give dunking a try for $1 for one ball, $3 for five balls, or $5 for 10 balls.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 2

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m —London Police Officer Thomas (Reggie) Williams III
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.—Madison County Assistant Prosecutor Nick Adkins
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.—London Police Officer Mike Leavitt
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.—London Firefighter Rob Randall
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m.—London Mayor Patrick Closser

Saturday, Aug. 3

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.—LABC Coach Sean Meade
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.—London Councilman Anthony Smith
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.—London Police Chief Glenn Nicol
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.—London Councilman Henry Comer
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m.—John Riley.
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