Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Saint Augustine Names Weekly Winner of Homespun Hero Contest!

By July 11, 2017Company News

St. Augustine, FL (July 11, 2017) – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine is proud to announce their Homespun Hero of the week!

Judy K. Hicks is nominated by Daniel Memorial, Inc. Judy has been an excellent volunteer and fundraiser and champion for Daniel Kids. For 15 years, she has been in constant motion working to benefit the very special children served at Daniel. Since the beginning, Judy has focused her interests on most vulnerable, high-risk populations. She founded “Womenade” in 2002 to bring together like-minded, positive thinking, energetic and motivated professional women who share the common desire to help children.

Judy’s motivation and enthusiasm for helping kids is contagious, which is why so many women have jumped on board to raise gifts of money, time and talent under her leadership.


Winners receive a prize pack from Ripley’s including a lifetime pass to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and will be registered for Super Hero Sweepstakes grand prize of $2500 plus $2500 for their favorite charity.

If you would like to nominate someone who makes a difference in our community, please go to  Winners will be announced weekly throughout the summer. This program is part of Ripley’s Superhero Summer, which includes Marvel® character appearances over the summer with a portion of all proceeds on appearance days going to charity, and a Sweepstakes of $2500 for the winner and $2500 for their favorite charity.

On character appearance days, Ripley’s will show the film Look to the Sky by producer Brett Culp. Look to the Sky is a full-length film about children who have overcome incredible obstacles to give back. It is a truly inspirational film that celebrates the theme of our Superhero Summer, giving back and helping our community.

Ripley’s Superhero Summer character appearances are free with paid admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and are scheduled for the following dates for St. Augustine:

  • July 15 – Thor
  • July 29 – Hulk



Kim Kiff
Regional Manager
Cell: 904-377-2607

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment
Office: 407-345-8010 Cell: 727-439-0136

About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. ( family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year.  In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-six years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit © 2017 MARVEL