The third annual Paddling for a Cause was held on September 16, 2017. The kayakers started in Utopia, Ohio, and traveled 26 miles down the Ohio River toward Cincinnati. All the proceeds for this event will be donated to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #63 (Clermont County).
Top photograph: Angie Williams, Chairperson of the 3rd Annual Paddling for a Cause event, briefs the kayakers on safety rules for the event. Three of the participants are wearing white Disabled American Veterans Chapter #63 (Clermont County) t-shirts, before putting on their life jackets. In addition to the safety information, Ms. Williams briefed the participants on the six stop points along their journey.
Middle photograph: DAV Chapter #63 Adjutant Douglas Fike, along with other participants, launches his kayak into the Ohio River during the 3rd Annual Paddling for a Cause event. All the collected donations for this event went to DAV Chapter #63 to continue its mission of serving our disabled veterans in Clermont County.
Bottom Photograph:Two of the kayaks in the 3rd Annual Paddling for a Cause were constructed of cardboard. The goal of these two participants was to see which hand-made craft could travel the furthest down the Ohio River before breaking apart. All the donations for this event were given to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #63 to assist veterans.