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Kayak for a Kure Sept. 13
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The first Hugh H. Armstrong Kayak for a Kure event to benefit American Diabetes Association will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, with a kayak paddle and classes for beginners and followed by a celebration including food and beverages, entertainment and health and vendor booths. The cost is $75 per person.
The kayak paddle starts at 9 a.m. at Butterbean Beach, under the bridge on Diamond Causeway right before Skidaway Island. The six-mile course starts at Butterbean and goes to the UGA Marine Extension Center. The paddle takes approximately 1-1/2 hours. Participants need to bring their own kayak, paddle, life jacket and other equipment needed to complete the run.
Classes for beginner kayakers are from 1-2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at UGA center. Instructors David Mason and Steve Braden will conduct the clinics.
Mason is an instructor trainer in whitewater canoeing for the American Canoe Association and the American Red Cross. He has taught more than 8,000 hours for both organizations. Mason has competed in the wild water racing for 14 years and won two national championship titles.
In 2006, Mason was a member of the U.S. whitewater world championship canoe team and competed a the Wild Water World Championship in the Czech Republic, receiving the Gold Medal in the C-1 Grand Master Class.
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