Two Harbors Hosts Annual Buffalo Chip Tossposted: 8/28/2013
Each year, more than 200 visitors head over from the mainland for a chance to break a record and take home a trophy in this lighthearted competition.
Contestants will be separated into four groups -- men, women, girls and boys -- to compete for the top honors. The farthest toss out of each group wins a trophy and a $25 Two Harbors gift card.
The event was started by the late Jimmy Walker, who worked as a Two Harbors Harbor Patrol officer for several years. While Walker has passed on, the Buffalo Chip Toss continues -- and it is now held in his honor.
Participants looking to break last year’s farthest toss record must throw a buffalo chip that has been hand-selected by the Two Harbors staff. Women must throw the chip farther than 92 feet; men must throw it more than 146 feet.
For more information on the Jimmy Walker Buffalo Chip Toss, go to visitcatalinaisland.com.