The eighth annual Kayak for a Kure will take place Saturday, starting at the Butterbean Beach Pavilion.
Registration is at 8 a.m., and the paddling starts at 9 a.m. The fee is $50 and includes live music and lunch by Chipotle after the 3-mile paddle to the UGA Marine Extension Aquarium, as well as trolley transportation back to the starting point. Kayaks and equipment are available on a first-come, first serve basis.
To register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-kayak-for-a-kure-tickets-17807943037 or contact Chris Carpentino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-353-8110, ext. 3094.
Sponsors are the Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Foundation, Pier Construction, YMCA, Seacrest Partners, Savannah Morning News, WSAV-TV and WRHQ radio.
Organized by Dave Mason, a former World Whitewater Champion, this event is a tribute to his mentor and friend, Hugh H. Armstrong Sr., who died from complications from diabetes. Armstrong’s daughter, Kay Remion, has been the presenting sponsor for Kayak for a Kure since its inception through her father’s foundation.
“Hugh loved this community and did so much to make it a better place,” Mason said. “This event is held annually in his memory and what better way to celebrate Hugh’s life and work than by gathering friends on our beautiful waterways in support of the mission of American Diabetes Association.”
“Paddlers of all abilities are welcome, and the event is a safe and supervised paddle for inexperienced people,” said longtime participant Matt Cail with Seacrest Partners, a sponsor of Kayak for Kure. “But it’s also long and interesting enough for more seasoned paddlers. It’s fun, and it supports a great cause.”
All proceeds benefit the Step Out to Stop Diabetes campaign for the American Diabetes Association.