Easley, S.C. (Sept. 14, 2011)-The Dagger Green Boat may have been inspired by the Green River Narrows in Tennessee, but it’s infiltrating the Gauley River of West Virginia this upcoming weekend. The 28th annual Gauley Fest, presented by American Whitewater, takes place September 16-18, 2011, and Dagger will be there to support the fun.
In addition to hosting a booth, Dagger will raffle off a custom Green Boat, with all proceeds going to the river conservation and river access efforts of American Whitewater. Tickets can be purchased at the Dagger booth for $5.00 each, or $12.00 for three. Ticket holders must be present on Saturday, September 17, to win.
An early opportunity to win free Dagger swag is on until Wednesday, September 14. Simply go to the Dagger Facebook page and post your top reason for going to Gauley Fest. Then, hit up your friends and family to “like” your post. The ten posts with the most “likes” will win. The contest ends on Wednesday at noon (EST). Winners can pick up their Dagger goods at the Dagger booth at Gauley Fest this weekend. For more details, check out: http://www.dagger.com.
Dagger team manager and athlete, Andrew Holcombe, and other Team Dagger athletes will be out on the water and joining in the celebration. Stop by the Dagger booth to meet the athletes and enjoy demos, games and a cold beer.
Started in 1983, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest river festival in the world. It is the largest fund-raising event for American Whitewater.
Dagger doesn’t believe in going part way, or giving “just enough.” In the world of paddling, Dagger is all in, and has been since 1988. From recreational kayaks for slow-moving water to whitewater boats for Class V creeking - and everything in between - Dagger makes a top quality kayak for every type of paddling and every type of water. Located in Easley, S.C., alongside its sister brands under the Confluence name, Dagger represents the relentless pursuit of fun. From the mountains to the sea, the soul of Dagger is in the water. If this sounds like you, join the Dagger Community and check out the kayaks at www.dagger.com.
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About American Whitewater:
Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) with a mission “to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.