Heroes Challenge added to the 2014 Oswego Dragon Festival

Heroes Challenge
Heroes Challenge

Representatives from each of the Heroes Challenge teams met last week at the Oswego YMCA Armory.
Pictured here are: Lt Matt Barbeau University Police,
Det. Chris Pooler Oswego PD, Chief John Geraci Oswego FD, and Chief William Butkey U.S. Coast Guard


The Oswego YMCA’s Oswego Dragon Festival Committee announced that they are adding a new component to the 2014 festival- The Heroes Challenge.

Five of Oswego’s service organizations Oswego Police Department, Oswego Fire Department, the U.S Coast Guard, SUNY Oswego University Police, and SAVAC will race one another for the title of Oswego Dragon Festival Heroes Challenge Champion. This race will take place on Friday, September 5th at 6pm.

The Heroes Challenge takes place during team practices for the Oswego Dragon Festival. Practice for teams begin at 4pm.

During this event, the Oswego Dragon Festival is hosting a Chicken BBQ to support the Oswego YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. Tickets can be purchased before the event for $8.00 at the Oswego YMCA, FitzGibbons Real Estate and Insurance, C’s Farm and Beverage Center, and Gibby’s. Tickets will be $10.00 the day of the event.

Chicken BBQ for the event is being put on by Gibby O’Connor. A beer garden, sponsored by Greene’s Ale House with Celebrity Bartenders will also be in the park. All proceeds from both will be donated to the Strong Kids Campaign.

Live music will be provided from 5pm to 8pm by local band, The Love Volcanoes.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome to come enjoy the Heroes Challenge race, practices, and music. The event lasts from 5pm to 8pm at Breitbeck Park in the City of Oswego.

August 29th, 2014 by FitzGibbons Insurance