River Rats break yet another record


The River Rats have toured the Ogeechee once again and broken another record. In April of this year, 41 boats carrying 75 citizens who call themselves the River Rats, set off at the Bull Hole in Jenkins County to make their annual tour of the Ogeechee River. The duration of the tour lasted from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21, and ended at Kings Ferry in Chatham County. Money is raised by selling t-shirts, shotgun tickets and by participants getting sponsorships from businesses and individuals. The monetary response has always been overwhelming, but this year topped them all with the River Rats making history once again through their annual fundraiser and raising a substantial $56,000, which was donated to the Greenville Shriner’s Hospital on May 30.

The River Rats would like to take this opportunity to thank all their sponsors and look forward to their support in the future. If anyone would like to participate in next year’s tour, contact one of the River Rats. If approached by a River Rat to be a sponsor, remember all the money raised goes to a worthwhile cause.