Considering our ambitious goals, you might expect to see a long list of donors on this page. We expect that as well. We are just getting started. We are a Washington State non-profit corporation and have also secured 501c3 status.
Current donors include:
- Marsh and McLennan Companies
- The Northwest Marine Trade Association.
- Rich and Katy Wilkens
- Karl Osusky
- Steve and Teri Patrick
- Duncan Cox
- Doug Ritchie
- Diane Hughes
- Michael and Kate Lampi
- Traci Cole
- Sheri Baker
- Wai Poon
- Tammary Hargrove
The money will be used to purchase starter boats and paddles. Our stretch goal will allow us to purchase some intermediate and advanced boats as well as our own wakeless chase boat.
Long term needs include startup costs for a canoe and paracanoe program, a boat trailer and travel funds to help offset travel expenses for athletes who qualify for regional, national and international competitions. Plus, of course, as we grow and our athletes progress, we need to be prepared to equip them with racing-class boats – which range from $4,000 to $10,000. The good news is that these boats last for years and will help generations of athletes chase their dreams.
Your generous donations will allow us to keep the cost for participants low and to extend program services to low-income families.
Buy us a boat and we will put your name it! Imagine watching with pride as a future national champion or Olympic hopeful streaks up and down the slough in a world-class competitive boat with your name or your company’s name emblazoned on the side. The cost varies depending on the type of boat you wish to sponsor, but plan on roughly $4500 for a racing-class K-1 and as much as 10,000 for a racing-class K-4 including purchase, transportation and design. (A K-1 is a single; a K-4 is a 4-person team boat.)
We will add logos from major sponsors to our team uniforms
We invite you to partner with us in bringing this program to the Northshore region. Please donate today.
Other ways to contribute:
If you would like to contribute as a volunteer, contact us here and let us know how you would like to help. Our primary need at the moment is for help with fundraising. If you are an experienced fundraiser or event manager with time on your hands, we’d love to hear from you!