Kiteboarding 4 Cancer Kicks off Inaugural Event in Hood River on August 25th!
Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, a unique action sports fundraiser for cancer research, is kicking off its first event August 25th in the beautiful outdoor playground paradise of Hood River, Oregon.
The first KB4C on August 25th will include a Kiteboarding Derby Race, a Pro Rider Freestyle Session, a Silent Auction, Raffle, and Awards Party to raise money for cancer research and awareness organizations. KB4C partnering beneficiaries include The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Oregon, The National Childhood Cancer Foundation (CureSearch), The John Wayne Cancer Foundation, and The Scott Farman Guild at Children’s Hospital. Participants raise money in order to kiteboard in the day’s events and to be eligible for sponsor prizes. To donate to this event and our charity, go to: http://kb4c.org/donate.html
Kiteboarding 4 Cancer: Boarding, bidding, bands, barbecue, and… beverages!
All-day Kite Derby with freestyle contest, KB4C Silent Auction, Full Sail Beer garden, Columbia Gorge Kitesurfing Association barbecue, Live band Dyer’s rocket (myspace.com/dyersrocket), Hip-hop MC “Energy” (myspace.com/wiliamavery), and feature highlighter, Lifesavas (myspace.com/lifesavas) at the Finale Party. Complete event schedule: http://kb4c.org/schedule.html
All Levels Invited to Participate!
The kite derby consists of kiteboarding laps around buoy markers throughout the day for distance prizes. All kiteboarders who can ride upwind are invited to participate! All participants receive swag, lunch, drinks, and VIP entry to the KB4C Finale Party!
KB4C Sponsors pony up big time for prizes!
Sponsor prizes include complete Naish and Slingshot quiver packages with 2008 kites, board, travel bags, harnesses, packs, and apparel, Best Kiteboarding “Waroo” kite, harness, and travel bag, North Kiteboarding “Young Blood” kiteboard, Jimmy Lewis “Mod III” kiteboard, Liquid Force “Havoc” kite and “Mission” kiteboard, Eclipse Kiteboarding “Thruster” kite, Dakine Pyro and Wahine harnesses, Kaenon sunglasses, and NSI “The Deceiver” travel bag.
Kiteboarding 4 Cancer was founded by professional kiteboarder Tonia Farman and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital pediatric surgeon and kiteboarder, Garret Zallen, to unite the kiteboarding unity and those in need for a great cause. Having both experienced going through cancer, and recognizing that most people have been touched by cancer somehow, the two decided to start an organization and event that uses the great health and energy of the participants in the sport of kiteboarding to raise money for cancer research.
For more information, go to www.kb4c.org