Hey Everybody. My name is Kasey and I'm with WRSI working with Hobie on this program. First of all, I am so excited that there is so much buzz already about our limited edition Dagger Safety Initiative helmet and the money that it will raise for American Whitewater!
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the details of the program so that everyone is crystal clear on the specifics. In the beginning, this helmet will be sold exclusively to the people who attend the free safety clinic. The helmet is worth $89.95. Anyone who attends the class will receive a $20 discount towards the purchase of this limited edition helmet only. WRSI is then donating $10 from every sale of this helmet to American Whitewater. So, if you take the class, you have the opportunity to buy this helmet for $69.95. Also, by purchasing this helmet, you have donated $10 to American Whitewater.
What if you want the helmet and you can't attend any of the classes? We are expecting to have some helmets left over after most of the classes have finished. At that time, they will be available for sale on our website at www.whitewaterhelmet.com
or at your local retailer for $89.95. This is a limited edition helmet, so it will be difficult to get one outside of the class or volunteering for Dagger's creek events, but not impossible. Please keep an eye on WRSI's website for information on when you can buy one of these styli helmets. (hint: summer)
The purpose of this entire program is two-fold:
1. We want people to attend the free safety clinics to educate the community about the basics of river safety. Dagger and WRSI are teaming up to promote whitewater recreation safety and save lives by disseminating knowledge.
2. We want to raise money for American Whitewater through this program so that AW can continue to fight for our rivers and for the boating community as a whole.
To clarify the money side of things, Dagger is paying for 100% of the Dagger Safety Initiative program. This includes food, all promotional materials, venue, Mike Mather's salary, ect. WRSI is sponsoring the event with our limited edition helmet and using the venue to raise money for American Whitewater. The money that is raised from the helmet sales will be earmarked as money raised through the DSI program. American Whitewater supports, not sponsors, this program due to the goals of the DSI listed above. AW is saving their $'s to fight the legal battles of the river community.
If anyone has any further questions about this program and our intentions, please don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
. WRSI, Dagger and American Whitewater are all so excited about this program and the positive effects that will result from it. We want to thank everyone who has already contacted us and offered support and enthusiasm. I look forward to meeting all of you this spring and summer.
Please stay tuned to teamdagger.com and whitewaterhelmet.com for dates and information regarding the DSI.