So I’m not sure if you all know this, but each November a group of wounded veterans come down to St. John with their families for a week of rest and relaxation as part of Team River Runner’s Wounded Veterans program. Team River Runner is a nonprofit organization that gives active duty service members and veterans an opportunity to find health, healing and new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports.
Each year, Team River Runner holds a pretty cool event to raise money for the service members’ travel and on island accommodations. The event’s called Chaotic Kayak and we’re pretty excited to be involved.
Now I’ve never kayaked a day in my life, Heck, I’ve never even touched a kayak, but I agreed to participate because who doesn’t want to support our military. (Mr. News of St. John retired from the US Army after 20 years of service … kudos to you darlin’.) Now here’s where I need all of your help…
For every $100 I raise, I will get a five second head start in the race. I need all the help I can get, so please if you could spare a few dollars (even a dollar would be awesome), I would greatly appreciate it. My goal is $1,000. I will publicly thank all of you who donate (unless you prefer to donate anonymously). I will also post a picture of you alongside the donation mention as long as that works for you. (Please send all images to [email protected])
For those of you interested in donating (a huge thanks in advance!!), here is the link: News of St. John’s Chaotic Kayak Sponsor Page
And for those of you who have read about our St. Johnopoly game (again a big thanks to all of you who have preordered), a portion of the sales of each game will be donated to Team River Runner at this event. Just another way for us to say thanks…
Also, I’m looking for the absolute best kayakers on island (or visitors to the island) to join my team. 🙂 So if you have what it takes to win, please email me at [email protected]
Chaotic Kayak is being held on Sunday, July 27 at Oppenheimer Beach. The event starts at noon and all are welcome to attend. There will be music, beer tents, raffles and standup paddleboard races in addition to the kayak race. Click here for more information on the event.