“Superior Sinker” Fundraiser

If you see a car on the ice near Barker’s Island in Superior, do not worry, it is the Superior Jaycee’s newest fundraiser – the “Superior Sinker.”

The unveil date occurs alongside the Lake Superior Ice Festival, the Superior Jaycees will be selling raffle tickets where anyone can guess the date the car will fall through the ice. The club hopes to raise money to for their club to help them better serve the Superior-Douglas County Community.

In preparation for the event, the Jaycees have worked with multiple agencies to avoid any adverse environmental impacts. The fundraiser is similar to that performed by the Lions Club in Menomonie and the Cass Lake Lions club. All proceeds go to help those in various types of need in our immediate community including: educational scholarships, camp tuition funding, monetary health needs, community outreach and several other community aids.

The “Superior Sinker” is a completely clean stripped car – no engine, no transmission, no fluids, no glass – just a car frame we are putting on the ice and letting people guess when it will go through,” said Chris Nye of the Superior Jaycees. The car has been professionally cleaned and stripped thanks to donations from Moon’s Auto Body Superior, WI and will be professionally removed from the ice by Lake City Towing Superior WI minimizing any impacts to the lake and lake shore upon removal.

The Jaycees plan to unveil the car on Thursday, January 24, 2019. They will begin selling raffle tickets starting on Friday, Jan 26th at $5 apiece, 3 for $10 OR 7 for $20 and will continue to sell raffle tickets until April 1st 2019 or to the car goes through the ice whichever comes first. The top prize will be awarded to the person who chooses the correct date. If there are multiple guesses for the correct date, the winners will be picked by random draw. The prize winnings are as follows:

  • 1st place - $1,000
  • 2nd place - $250
  • 3rd place - $100
  • 4th-6th place - $50
  • Over $1500 in Cash Prizes!

Media is welcome on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1 PM to come and take photos of the car being installed on the ice. Photo and interview opportunities will be available. All questions about the Superior Sinker should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

22nd Annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest! 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 2019

3-6pm General Admission - $30

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8th! Our event WILL sell out, so don't wait until the last minute!

Our VIP area will be catered by Lake Superior Catering! Come hungry!



Annual Jaycees Events!

Dragonboats Every August, the Jaycees put together a team to participate in the Lake Superior Dragonboat Festival held by the local Rotary. We have a great time at the event either under our canopy or paddling in the festival. In 2011 and 2012, we earned the gold medal in the Bronze Division at the festival.

Jaycees Sandbox Fill With the help of local businesses and the City of Superior, every June the Jaycees fill children's sandboxes with fresh clean sand for them to enjoy at no cost.

Adopt-a-Highway The Jaycees sponsor a two-mile stretch of Highway 2 between Wentworth and Poplar. Twice a year we go out and pick up the trash on the sides of the busy highway, followed by pizza and refreshments at Rapids Riverside.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing We ring the bells twice a year, once in July and once in December to raise money for the local Salvation Army.

Gitchee Gumee Brewfest Started in 1998, this brewfest has grown into the largest brewfest in the Northland. Held in April at Wessman Arena, this annual event has sold out in the past 5 years. Participants can sample over 130 different brews from over 33 different brewers. All profits go back into the community.