The pre-registration kick-off party for the 13th Annual 'jeep jaunt' will take place in Opelousas this Saturday, August 18, 2018. The doors at Sterling Jeep open at 8, registration begins at 9.

The 'jeep jaunt' JAM!! on August 18 gives the earliest opportunity to register for the annual event, which raises money for the American Lung Association.  This year's 'jeep jaunt' will take place on October 28; online registration will also open on August 18.

This year's JAM!! will feature live entertainment from Todd's DJ Entertainment Services and Sal, Sal III, and Kelsi Melancon, burgers from NuNu's, beverages from Lafayette Coca-Cola, door prizes and more.

The first 300 people registered will receive a free 'jeep jaunt' t-shirt.  50 participants will be chosen at random for this year's 'jeep jaunt' specialty item.

Photo by: John Falcon
Photo by: John Falcon

So far, with the help of their partners Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, Sterling Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, Celebrity Theatres, KATC TV3 and Townsquare Media, the 'jeep jaunt' has raised over $600,000 for the American Lung Association and has been recognized locally and nationally for their volunteerism efforts.

Registration opens at 9am on Saturday, August 18, at Sterling Jeep, 5524 I-49 N Service Road in Opelousas.  Registration is $20 per person, ages 7 and up.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase, as well as 50/50 raffle tickets and door prize tickets.

For more information, or to become a sponsor of the annual 'jeep jaunt', please contact JayCee at (337) 849-8928 or by email

Here's a video of Sal Melancon Jr and his daughter Kelsi covering Meghan Trainor:



More From 99.9 KTDY