Friday, May 27, 2011
Hey, Can You Spare $6.50 for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center? Sponsor me, baby!
The 13th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races on June 4 benefit the wonderful Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The TIMSC is a great resource for visitors and residents of all ages, and the sea kayak races are a way for the paddling community to support it. I'm doing the 6.5 mile river race; other, braver paddlers are doing the 8-mile Little Tybee challenge, which involves creek, slough, and surf navigation.
It occurred to me that I could build on my entrance fee donation if folks agreed to sponsor me per mile. I know times are tough, hence the start at $1.00 a mile. Almost all of us can spare that, right? Plus it's tax deductible!
But Wait, There's More!
Naturally, you can choose more per mile. $2.00? $5.00? On top of that, you might add an **incentive**. You can make up your own, or go with $10.00 if I come in third, $25.00 if I come in second, $50.00 if I win. (Just typing that makes me laugh. But you never know.)
Things You Should Know Before you Place Your Bets (er, sponsorships)
1.I've never raced before, and this quite a race. It should take 1.5-2 hours to complete.
2. I will be competing in my AGE category (whew!) as well BOAT category (Sea kayak under 18').
3. Did I mention I've never raced before?
There are no forms, just email me (msiceloff at gmail dot com) what you're in for, and I'll let you know how I do. I'll wear your name on my paddle shirt (honest!)
You can also come watch, cheer, and enter the raffle to win a kayak. The fun starts at 9:00 AM, launching from and returning to AJ's Dockside Restaurant.
The race runs along the back river (pictured), just about to the spot where the motorboat trail is visible..then back to AJ's.