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Jackson Kayak Kids Membership Drive

Posted: 06/14/2005
By: Ben Van Camp

This is the competition folks, 9 year old Lauren Burress wants to win the Jackson Kayak.  Lauren just sent in her first five memberships (she promises that this is just the beginning) for the Jackson Kayak 05 AW Membership Drive for Kids.  Now that school is getting out all around the country kids, and teens everywhere should take part in this great contest.


Here is the info:

American Whitewater and Jackson Kayak are pleased to announce the Jackson Kayak 2005 AW Membership Drive for Kids.   Jackson Kayak believes that it is critical that younger paddlers understand the importance of supporting river conservation and access through American Whitewater with membership.  To support their commitment, Jackson Kayak will award a new Jackson Kayak to the paddler who collects the most AW memberships before September 1st.  Additional prizes from Lotus Designs and AW will be awarded. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


The prizes:

- If you sell 10 AW memberships (that's just one every two weeks!) you get a free Jackson Kayak / AW t-shirt from Lotus Designs (organic cotton, so soft!).

    - If you sell 20 AW memberships (one a week) you will get the free t-shirt and a Jackson Kayak hat (cute smiley guy and all!)

    - If you sell 30 AW memberships you will get the free t-shirt, free hat, and a free Lotus Design AW branded Lolita PFD!

     - The Grand Prize: if you sell the most memberships you will get the:

o        Jackson Kayak / AW t-shirt from Lotus Designs

o        Jackson Kayak Hat

o        AW Hooded Sweatshirt

o        Jackson Kayak of your choice!


The AW Kids Membership Drive starts now and ends on September 1st.  Only paddlers under the age of eighteen (not yet passed their eighteenth birthday by September 1st) will be eligible to participate in the contest.  The winners will be announced at the AW Gauley River Festival in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /> Summersville, WV on September 24th.  Winners need not be present to collect their rewards. 


Here is how it works: 

1.       Download the membership form here and make as many copies as you need!

2.       Hit up your paddling buddies, neighbors, cousins, uncles, aunts… well you get the picture. Get them to support American Whitewater river stewardship by joining AW today.

3.       Make sure you include your name and membership # on completed forms and mail them back to AW.  (The address is on the form!)

4.       Repeat steps 2 and 3 as many times as possible so you can win the Jackson Kayak of your choice and dreams or get other great prizes!

5.       Check the AW website and Jackson Kayak website to see how you are doing against the other youths in the country.  (We will post updates every few weeks!)


The Fine Print:

-          Participants in the contest must be AW members and under the age of 18 during the entire contest.

-          Each membership form submitted must include the name and AW membership number of the recruiting member.

-          Only members using the contest form will be counted.

-          Running tallies for each recruiter will be available on both the AW and Jackson Kayak websites.

-          All membership forms must be received at the AW office no later than September 1st, 2005.



If you have any questions, please feel free to call (828) 252-0728 or email Ben VanCamp.


A big thank you to Jackson Kayak, Lotus Designs and everyone who joins in.


Good Luck!

Join AW and support river stewardship nationwide!