Today is the day everyone! Bar Wars, a fun little event that has teams competing in a zany obstacle course on Cruz Bay beach, is happening today at noon. The charity event is being hosted by The Beach Bar.
If you are on St. John today, you do not want to miss this. You can see teams from your favorite spots, including High Tide, La Tapa, The Windmill Bar, Salty Mongoose, Lovango Rum Bar, The Upstairs, and Dave & Jerry’s Steakhouse, who are the reigning champions. There is even a team of vacationers called Family Vacation, who are joining in the fun! A big thank you for that! Who doesn’t want to see people compete an obstacle course while wearing swim fins, right??
It’s not too late to join if you haven’t already. Just stop by The Beach Bar by 11 a.m. today or text Mike Hedy at 340-771-0768. Teams consist of four people and one alternate. Don’t have enough people? No worries! They will figure something out. 🙂 You also do not need to be a bartender or restaurant person to join. Everyone is invited! The entry fee is $250 per team, and all of the proceeds will benefit Island Health and Wellness. Participants will receive a team t-shirt too, plus a ton of goodwill.
St. John has the highest rate of uninsured individuals in the Virgin Islands, a number that is five times the national average. And it’s not because people are opting to be uninsured; it’s simply not easy to get health insurance as a Virgin Islands resident. Island Health charges $50 per visit ($75 for bloodwork), and they will not turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. This is an extremely important organization on St. John.
Not on island, but you still want to help out? Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Island Health and Wellness.
Anyone can watch the competition by tuning into The Beach Bar’s beach cam. See that webcam and more than 20 others at www.ExploreSTJ.com/webcams. Again, the event starts today at noon.
Want to see St. John through the eyes of a resident? Take an island tour with Explore STJ! Visit beautiful beaches and sites. Say hello to the donkeys, turtles & more! Full & half days are available. Explore STJ is rated “Excellent” on TripAdvisor. Get more details at www.explorestj.com/tour.