Media Release – CHARLESTON, S.C. – On the heels of Jamaica sending their first women’s bobsled team to this year’s winter games, the Charleston RiverDogs will highlight one of the greatest underdog stories of all-time this season. The club will go for promotional gold as they host Jamaican Bobsled Night, featuring a guest appearance by one of the stars of Cool Runnings, Doug E. Doug, on Thursday, May 3 at Joe Riley Park.
The club will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cool Runnings, the story of Jamaica’s first bobsled team to qualify for the Olympic Games, highlighted by a guest appearance by the actor and comedian who starred as Sanka Coffie in the 1993 Disney hit film.
“I can’t believe we get to do a night about Cool Runnings,” said RiverDogs Director of Promotions Nate Kurant. “I’m looking forward to meeting Doug and breaking down the film line-for-line; the fans might even have a few minutes to meet with him, too.”
Adding to the fun, the RiverDogs will wear specialty Jamaica-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game, allowing fans to go home with a unique souvenir from the night.
The evening’s festivities will feature a bobsled photo opportunity and meet and greet with Doug, along with push cart races, Olympic trivia, and medals awarded to the top competitors of the night.
It’s also a Budweiser Thirsty Thursday featuring dollar beers in the Ashley View Pub as DJ Natty Heavy spins tunes, featuring inspiration from the Caribbean. Don’t miss out on “Sanka Iced Coffee” drink specials to cool off during the game.