Sunday, September 12, 2010
11 AM - 3 PM
Learn how rowing and paddling build healthy bodies and a healthy river at a fun, free event for youth, adults, families, and kids of all ages!
Youth and adult participants can learn the basics of rowing and paddling and then head out on the river in safe and stable boats to try out their new skills. Experienced rowers, paddlers, and coaches will make sure that everyone stays safe.
WHY ROWING AND PADDLING?
Rowing and paddling are sports that many youth and adults have never tried, but these sports can be great alternate ways of getting fit and healthy. Both sports support cardio fitness as well as build strength. Rowing and paddling are also sports that both kids and adults can participate in for recreation and competition.
Event Coordinator Dan Early remarked, “Rowing and paddling are great forms of exercise, and they also build teamwork and camaraderie. Crews learn really fast that you have to work together to move your boat. If you don’t, you go nowhere fast.” Both sports are also about building confidence. Early said, “you quickly figure out how you, as an individual, help your boat go. Once you realize that ‘I did that! I made the boat move!’ you start to understand that you can do almost anything. It’s a great feeling!”
Dan Early also commented that “Youth River Sports Day is a lot of fun, not only for our guests, but for the rowers and paddlers at the boathouse as well. This is our chance to share our love for the river and our sports with kids and families in our neighborhood. We hope that everyone can join us!”
To see more of what Youth River Sports Day is about, see our pictures from 2009.
WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Dan Early at firstname.lastname@example.org.