The first annual Gig Harbor’s Paddlers Cup committee is thrilled to announce, due to overwhelming local sponsor and community support of the event, registration fees will be lowered by 50 percent.
Sponsorship support has poured in the last few weeks, securing funding for the event. Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Coach Alan Anderson said he wanted to help the paddlers by reducing the registration fee, rather than keeping a profit the first year. So the committee voted to reduce the registration fee by 50 percent from $65 to $32.50. Anyone already registered will receive a refund.
Presenting sponsor of the event is . Additional sponsors are , , , Helix Design Group, Dolan’s Board Sports, , , , , Surfrider Foundation, Tacoma South Sound Sports and Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Race Team.
Registration for the event can be done on-line at www.gigharborpaddlerscup.com.
Throughout the two day event, races will take place in the harbor for kayaks, canoes, sprint kayaks and stand up paddler boards. Competitors are expected from throughout the region including Canada. The expo will feature paddle sport vendors as well as other vendors in the park at and located in historic downtown Gig Harbor.
For additional information about the Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup please contact event organizer Missy Hill at 253-230-3631 or Coach Alan Anderson 253-208-6365.