One of our Ranger friends from Patapsco State Park has asked CKA to help her help her out at the Maryland Special Olympics State Kayaking Competition at Piney Run Park north of Sykesville in Carroll County on Saturday October 5th.
She's the one who is always very kind to us when she finds us on one of those rare occasions where we're still loading our kayaks after sunset at Daniels. She indicated they hadn't done so well with kayak volunteers last year and I promised her it would be vastly different this year. I'd appreciate all of you helping to make that promise come true.
So why should those of you who already have enough T-shirts and don't need the free lunch participate? Well of course there is the cause itself which is one of the best ones out there. I promise you lots of feel good moments but a really big plus is the opportunity to paddle at Piney Run Park for free. Carroll County charges at least twice as much as any place else to throw a kayak in the water. Here's you change to paddle on one of the nicest man made lakes in the area for FREE.
If you're not sure that you're kayaking skills are up to providing the necessary help, that's okay because they need help with a number of non-kayaking positions essential to a quality competition.
They prefer people who can work a full shift from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and you should only sign up if you are able to do that but something tells me that if enough volunteers turn out, you may not have to work the full 8 hours.
YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP HERE, IF THAT"S NOT PERFECTLY CLEAR, YOU MUST SIGN UP HERE:
While I appreciate you signing up on Meetup so that we know who is going to attend from CKA the only way to really sign up to volunteer is to do so at the link above. Be sure to reference CKA as your group affiliation when you sign up.
This is for an exceptionally good cause in CKA's backyard. We need to be exceptionally well represented at this event. I will see you there. There is at least a remote chance that Kimmie will be in good enough shape to volunteer in some capacity even if she won't be getting back in a kayak for quite a while yet.
I'd really like to see at least 30 of us attending this event. Thanks in advance for volunteering. C'mon, I'm begging you ... Volunteer for this event.
I'll even throw in two free rental boats to those who are willing to volunteer all day but don't have a boat. Just be one of the first two to answer the free rental question to get one. You should be more than a beginner to claim one but don't have to be much more than that.