As most of you know the hometown throw down series of events put on by WorldKayak is a great series targeting ANYONE to come out and throw down in your white water boat. And while this event did in fact encourage that, it had a different undertone. This event, the Pro-Am, incorporates teaming up two "amateurs" with one "pro" for a few hours of instruction, followed by a freestyle competition as a team at "well hole", followed by a great boater cross race on the competition channel.
And even better, all the proceeds go to benefit First Descents, a great organization that works with cancer patients allowing them to pursue their high adventure dreams/goals of boating, climbing, and more.
Check out www.firstdescents.org for more information.
This years event went great here was a great turn out of paddlers and spectators....and we all even managed to raise around $1700! That is enough to send one person to camp for a whole week! So HUGE thanks is in order to all of those whom showed and help put on the event; Jason and Samantha Miller, Chris Wing, and Pablo McCandless.....so THANKS GUYS.
Now here are some shots that where so graciously taken by my fiance Brittany, thanks again.
Above: My pro-am team mate Chris
Above: my other team mate Sean doing the double leg-out to show boat combo!
Above Cory Volt showin the crowd how he does it
above: a few shots from the Comp channel and the boatercross race
And now some M-Wave shots....
Big thanks again for putting on this event to everyone that helped in any way!