KAYAK-A-THON CHALLENGE FOR
Well, it took a massive amount of
planning and execution, but we finally completed our first annual
Kayak-A-Thon April 1st 2006. It was
hard work and we hope to have more participants and raise more money
next time around, but it was a very nice success.
We received a good bit of press in
radio, TV news, and the internet.
Brought awareness to Shake-A-Leg
Miami and the great things they do.
Raised enough money to fund
Shake-A-Leg's Summer Camp Awards Program.
Most importantly, we facilitated
a relationship between Lake Worth Mayor Marc Drautz and Shake-A-Leg
bring their fantastic programs to Palm Beach County at
the Bryant Park Marine Center expansion.
We want to give a special thanks to the
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for being our biggest supporter in our
first year. This is a fantastic organization that does amazing
things all over the world (www.hiltonfoundation.org) and they chose to pay attention to what we
were doing here in South Florida and gave us great support.
We want to thank Marc Drautz, Bridget
Doran, Eugene McNabb, Tamara Fitzpatrick, and myself for the
hard-core kayaking we completed to make this unique event a success.
Thanks to our former Executive Director,
Richard Guercio for his time on the project and his services to our
organization. Thanks to Jeremy Baker at Shake-A-Leg
and all the other volunteers for their help. Thanks to John Muir and
the Bruger Brothers for the boat support. We also want to thank our other
sponsors and other contributors.
We sincerely appreciate everything!
Pictures From Our Pre-Event Fundraiser
at The Cottage
Leg: West Palm Beach (Curry Park) to Lantana (E. Ocean Blvd)
- 12 miles
Leg: Lantana to Boca Raton (Lake Boca) -
Leg: Boca Raton to Ft Lauderdale (17th St Bridge)
- 17 miles
Leg: Ft Lauderdale to N. Miami Beach (Haulover Marina)
- 13 miles
Leg: N. Miami Beach to South Beach, Miami (End of Indian Creek)
- 8 miles
Celebration Event At Shake-A-Leg Miami