Posts tagged: First Descents
PADDLING — Kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards will go 4.5, 9.5 or 24 miles on Montana's Flathead Lake on Aug. 24 in a race event to benefit First Descents, a non-profit organization providing outdoor adventure therapy for young adults with cancer
The Epic Shore to Shore race is open to all paddlesports enthusiasts.
Paddlers can race as teams or solo as they crisscross the bays and inlets along the west shore of the lake.
“We are a local group of outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for paddling,” said event organizer Chuck Ludden.
Registration includes a T-shirt for each competitor, a free drink ticket and a pasta dinner ticket.
Registrations will be accepted until one week prior to the race.
Solo entry for Epic/24 miles = $75
Solo for Intermediate/9.5 miles = $60
Solo for Recreation/4.5 miles = $45
Team: Each member pays $45
PADDLING — If you’re looking for inspiration tonight, check out the free First Descents program at the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club meeting.
“The River Ward” is a documentary that chronicles the experiences of four individuals as they attend a First Descents week-long kayak camp for young adults with cancer. First Descents was founded 10 years ago by professional kayaker Brad Ludden to help cure young adults of the emotional effects of cancer and empowering them to regain control of their lives by experiencing outdoor adventure therapy through kayaking, rock climbing and other outdoor adventure sports.
The program starts at 7 p.m. at the Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland.