Tagliani to ride tricycle around State Fair in beaver costume Despite raising nearly $6,000 for charity, Alex Tagliani will have to don a beaver costume and ride around the Indiana State Fair on a tricycle.
The stunt is the payoff of a bet with 2008 Indianapolis 500 champion Scott Dixon, who raised $1,130 more than Tagliani during their Power of 2 Challenge. The pair raised nearly $13,000 for their charities through the Power of 2, a fundraising initiative that uses celebrity power for social causes.
Dixon raised $7,036 for two groups that focus on cancer stricken young people, CanTeen and Teens Living with Cancer, during a two-week campaign that ended July 18. Tagliani raised slightly less, $5,906, for his chosen charity, Anaphyaxis Canada, an organization that helps people with life threatening allergies.
The end result means Tagliani will ride around the fair on a tricycle in a beaver costume, representative of his native Canada, while stopping to have some State Fair fun along the way.
He will begin his journey at 11 a.m. on Aug. 5 on Main Street in front of the Communications Building and proceed around the fairgrounds to perform the following tasks:
Pose for photo with the World's Largest Male Hog at the Swine Barn
Chug a delicious milkshake at the Dairy Bar
Try to ring the bell at the "Strong Man" game at the midway
Pose for photo with the World's Largest Popcorn Ball at the Agriculture/Horticulture Building
Feed the goats at Goat Mountain next to the DNR Building
Dance with The Fun Bunch line dancers near Gate 12
Milk a dairy cow in the Livestock Nursery in the Family Fun Park
Once he successfully completes the circuit, Tagliani and Dixon will duel it out in go-karts at the fair's Mini-Indy Speedway, a quarter-mile banked oval track in the fairgrounds' northeast corner.
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