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Gigging event brings in the green for Miracle League of Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Giggers not only brought in frogs, but thousands for the Miracle League of Jonesboro.

As a result of the “Gigging for a Miracle” event, about $4,500 was raised to go to the construction of the Miracle League Field and Playground, according to Director Sharron Turman.

The frog gigging event took place at the Southside Softball Complex on July 11. A total of 38 teams signed up to gig.

Here is a list of the winners out of the 21 teams that returned the following morning:
  • First place- Tommy Lawrence, Joseph Nunally and Mitchell Nunally with a bag weight of 10.65 lbs. Lawrence also won the prize for the largest frog-measuring from snout to vent – 7.3 inches.
  • Second place- “Black River Giggers”-Colton Durham, Tanner Johnson and Will Smith. They came in with a bag weight of 9.43 lbs and their largest frog was 6.7 inches.
  • Third place- “Frog Grip”- Hunter Adams, Zach McCamey, and Nic Graves with a bag weight of 8.94 lbs and their largest frog was 6.4 inches.
Turman says plans are already in place for the second “Gigging for a Miracle” event for 2015, although it may take place a earlier in the year.

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