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Upper Yough Access Fundraiser a Big Success

Posted: 01/07/2019
by Charlie Walbridge

Earlier this week, American Whitewater presented the Town of Friendsville, Maryland with a $5000 check towards the extension of the popular Upper Yough Access. This, combined with a $1000 donation from Keelhaulers Canoe Club, made a strong statement of how much paddlers value the river and the town! Under the leadership of Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle and long time paddler and Friendsville resident Jess Whittemore the town raised $7 in additional funding for every dollar paddlers donated - just like they did on the initial construction! This makes these gifts a great value for the whitewater community. A big shout out and thank you to ALL who donated!

Left to right: Jess Whittemore, Spencer Schlosnagle, Charlie Walbridge  

Charles Walbridge
Bruceton Mills, WV