Team Soundwaves + Echo Park Paddleboat Regatta

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(Sponsor the Deacon of Speakin’ and Ms. Cecilia as we train for paddleboat supremacy….

Tournament info below…..sponsorship info here)

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TOURNAMENT INFO:

TEAMS OF TWO COMPETE IN A PADDLE BOAT RACE TO DETERMINE THE “WORLD’S BEST PADDLE BOAT RACERS” AND RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY. THE MORE MONEY A TEAM RAISES, THE CLOSER THEY ARE TO THE FINISH LINE.

Who:
You and a pedaling partner! SIGN UP NOW! There are limited spaces with 15 boats per heat and only 3 heats.

What:
The Paddle Boat Regatta of the century, so far.

When:
Sunday, July 26, 2009, at 4 p.m.

Where:
Echo Park Lake and The Echo, Los Angeles CA 90026. FREE parking on Sundays in the public lot behind The Echo Park Time Travel Mart (Just below Sunset Blvd. between Logan and Lemoyne Streets). Click here for a map.

Why:
1) For the kids — all proceeds benefit the activities of 826LA!

2) For the prizes! The winning team each receives a $100 gift card from Book Soup, gift cards from The Hive hair salon, the trophy, the title of World’s Best Paddle Boat Racers, the eternal glory of victory, and more! Other prizes include, but are not limited to, a totebag with goodies from Unique LA and gift cards from Masa of Echo Park!

All participants will receive a gift bag with goodies from Filter, Izze, Flora and Fauna Press, GOOD and more!

How:
Register to boat at http://www.826la.org/regatta between now and midnight on July 24. Registration is free, though teams must raise $100 in order to race. As soon as the team has signed up, anyone and everyone can come to this website to pledge their support for the team(s) of their choice. Spaces are limited, so register today!

By donating money to the teams, the pledger helps buy their favorite team a better starting position. Team members should raise as much money as possible, because regatta teams will be ranked by their total funds raised.

Each heat will have a maximum of 15 boats. The “Commodores” (top 15 fund-raisers) will send 5 teams to finals, “Lieutenants” (mid-15 fund-raisers) sends 3 teams and “Ensigns” (lowest 15 fund-raisers) sends 2 teams.

Sponsorship:
If you’d like to be a sponsor, or for any other information on the Regatta or 826LA, please contact: Christina Galante either by email or call 213.413.3388.

RULES: Coming soon!

SPECTATORS: Recruit your own cheering section!

OTHER ATTRACTIONS: There will be a VIP after-party, location TBA. Participation in the race includes entrance to the party.

IMPORTANT DATES:
July 24: Registration and fundraising close at 11:59 p.m.
July 26: 4:00 p.m. The 826LA Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta!

About 826LA:
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, 826LA provides drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. Drawing from a volunteer base of over 550, which includes many teachers, writers and journalism professionals; 826LA unites eager students with eager helpers. All of 826LA’s programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice. Please visit us at www.826la.org

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