Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2011 World Kayak Pro-Am Hometown Throwdown- USWWC

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!
-charlie simmons-

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