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California Canoe & Kayak - Opening Day Fundraiser for American Whitewater

Posted: 04/02/2018
by Theresa Simsiman

Our friends at California Canoe & Kayak are ready for the 6th Annual Opening Day on the South Fork American River benefitting American Whitewater – are you?  Sponsored by Jackson Kayak and Ninkasi Brewery this year’s Opening Day proceeds will be specifically earmarked for legal efforts to improve safety and conditions at Ward’s Ferry Bridge the take-out for the Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River. Come join in the fun!

What: Opening Day 2018! Instructional Clinics during the day with Team Jackson; food from North Border Taco Truck, entertainment and raffle in the evening.

Where: CCK Outpost, 7221 Highway 49 (next to Marco’s), Lotus, CA

When:  Saturday 7 April. Clinic participants should arrive 8:30 am. Evening events begin at 4 pm.  


How to Participate:

  1. Take a clinic! Colin Kemp and Team Jackson is providing a stellar and talented teaching crew to take your paddling to a new and confident level. These folks are highly experienced, motivated towards your success, safety and FUN! Join Colin, Noah Fraser, Hilde Schweitzer, Johnny Chase, Toby Ebens, Jessica Yurtinus, Carson Lindsay and Evan Moore for the clinic of your choice. Sign up here: Opening Day Only $109!! It gets better: CCK is donating 100% of the proceeds to American Whitewater! Take a clinic, develop/improve your paddling skills AND help save our rivers!! You can’t beat that! Space is available but limited in all clinics.                                                                                                                                                                  
  1. Buy raffle tickets to benefit AW! Another amazing raffle. River loving sponsors have again thrown down to support AW at a time when support is needed the most! Here they are:


Jackson Kayak – plastic whitewater kayak of choice, value up to $1299. (Winner pays shipping est $80-120)

NRS – Quiver Inflatable Whitewater SUP $1195

Accent – Pro Fluid or Pro Rogue paddle of choice $459

Werner – Premium paddle of choice, value up to $345

Thule – Kayak Stacker x 2 $169.95 each

Kokatat – Hydrus 3L Stoke Drytop of choice $295

NRS – Zen Rescue PFD $199.95

IR – Klingon Sprayskirt $190

Sweet Protection – Wanderer helmet $149.95

Snapdragon – Whitewater Reinforced Sprayskirt size of choice $125

Stohlquist – Gift Card value $100.00

NRS – WRSI Current helmet $89.95

You NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!! Buy yours today on-line direct from American Whitewater at AW/CCK 2018 Opening Day You can also buy tickets by calling 510 893 7833 or visit any CCK location. A limited number will be available at the event. Tickets are $10 each.

  1. Come party down Saturday night! This year North Border Taco is providing tasty fare reasonably priced. Evan Moore is presenting his 2017 high water adventures. A DJ will be on hand for dancing tunes. And once again Ninkasi Brewery from Eugene, Oregon, will be on hand providing fabulous liquid refreshment – donations 100% to American Whitewater!