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2013 American Whitewater Gauley Fest Presented By Subaru Wrap-Up

Posted: 09/24/2013
by Jeffrey Paine

American Whitewater is proud to announce another successful Gauley Fest, this one the 30th anniversary!

First, a huge thanks goes out to Subaru for being Gauley Fest’s title sponsor. Paddlers certainly see Subarus at nearly every takeout and we're glad to have them at Gauley Fest, too. Subaru's support of Gauley Fest (American Whitewater's biggest fundraiser) helps us raise funds for our river stewardship work. Thanks Subaru!

We’d also like to thank the many companies that support American Whitewater and Gauley Fest through their partnerships. Thanks also to the Nicholas County Veteran’s Memorial Park for being the home for the event, the Summersville Police Department and the beautiful town of Summersville, WV for being our host.

Anyone who has been to Gauley Fest can see that there's an enormous amount of volunteers at the event so we want to thank each and every one of those volunteers for helping us put on this fundraiser. All these awesome folks are lead by Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie Price of Hood River, OR. If it weren’t for the incredible efforts by Natalie and all these incredible volunteers, we simply couldn't put on Gauley Fest. We’re sincerely humbled by your support, thank you!

Finally, remember that Gauley Fest will always happen on the third weekend of September (which may or may not be the third release weekend on the Gauley River). So go mark September 19-20, 2014 as the dates for the next Gauley Fest. We hope to see you there!

Photo: Scott Martin, thanks!