Kevin Morgan with Bethel Community Services Foundation, which organizes the Kuskokwim Ice Classic confirms the tripod clock has been tripped.
“I got a call from our guys monitoring it down at the river that the tripod moved, all of the spool ran out and tripped the clock and we have an official time of 5 o’clock pm. So the clock, the tripod clock has been tripped at 5 o’clock pm.”
The jackpot this year is $6,302.50. Whoever guesses closest to the actual time the clock stops will take home the entire pot or split it, if there are multiple guesses for the same winning time.
Bethel Regional High School will earn $5,722.50 for their student ticket sales and Ice Classic database entry efforts. BRHS student activities groups that will benefit from the earnings this year are Music, Native Youth Olympics and Special Olympics.
Staff are still entering guesses into the Ice Classic database and if the clock is tripped this weekend, results might not be available until midweek next week.
The Breakup Bash Celebration, sponsored by BCSF, will take place at the riverfront Sunday at 3pm across from Swanson’s Marina. There will be hotdogs and live music.