What: Pueblo Paddle-A-Thon
Where: The Pueblo Whitewater Park Pueblo, Colorado
When: Saturday July 12, 2008 10am-3pm
How: Contact Bryan Kelsen (719 406.1331 or [email protected]
) to volunteer or to register and get pledge forms.
Boaters who take part in the Pueblo Paddle-A-Thon will be asked to choose to paddle one of three predetermined distances. The distances are 5, 10 or 15 laps of the half-mile Pueblo Whitewater Park. This way participants solicit pledges and they will collect payment before the event eliminating the need to return to collect the pledge. So pick your distance and solicit pledges according to that distance.
The portion of the lap that is the paddling, takes between 7 & 10 minutes to complete. A flatbed trailer will shuttle boaters and boats back to the top of the course for their next lap.
The Pueblo Paddle-A-Thon will once again be an ACA event. Paddlers who are not ACA members will need to pay a one-day membership fee of $10 as well as fill out a waiver to take part. ACA members should remember to bring their cards with them.
Those contributing should make checks payable to: First Descents. To donate via credit card they can go directly to the First Descents website First Descents
Each boater must raise a minimum of $50 to take part in the event. There will be prizes awarded to the top fundraisers (A Dagger Agent 6.4 kayak and other cool schwag.) Each boater will receive a t-shirt at registration when they turn in their money. For every $50 raised a ticket is placed in the bowl for the schwag drawing. The top 3 fundraisers will get to pick their first prize in the order of their finish.