Synonymous with fall boating, the Gauley River, is host to the 25th Anniversary of American Whitewater's Gauley Fest. Over the weekend of September 19-21, hundreds of paddlers flock to beautiful West Virginia to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-eclectic project that would have de-watered the upper river.
In an effort to drive more American Whitewater membership, several manufacturers have teamed up for a fun Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors) game of chance at this year's Gauley Fest. To qualify for the game you MUST be an AW member. So sign up, or renew your membership, in advance and avoid the lines at Gauley Fest. â€œRock â€“ Paper â€“ Scissors is a game that everyone understands, even with a few beers in them, and is a super fun way to try to win gear,â€ says Woody Callaway of Liquidlogic. Manufacturers have come together and have donated approximately $6000 worth of prizes. Everyone gets to play for every prize; it works like this. A prize will be brought forward, a beautiful Werner paddle, for example. Everyone in the crowd will play the â€œRPS Master,â€ Wood Callaway, at the same time. If you tie or beat Woody you stay in the game. The game is played using the honor system and peer pressure. (It is Rock â€“ Paper â€“ Scissors, who can honestly cheat at that.) We will continue playing until there is a winner. Then we bring up a new prize and everyone is back in the game. Partnering with AW on this membership drive is:
Werner Paddles:2 Paddles
Astral Buoyancy:2 PFD's
Shred Ready:2 Helmets
Immersion Research:2 Skirts
Lunch Video Magazine:2 Collectors Volume DVD's
Gaia:5 Dry Bags
Smith Optics:5 Pair of Sunglasses
AW has done so much for boaters. It is time for paddlers to show our support of this great organization. So get to Gauley Fest. Sign up for an AW membership. Throw down with Roshambo. Who knows you might just come up a big winner.
Confluence Watersports Supports American Whitewater at Gauley Fest
EASLEY, S.C. â€“ Gauley Fest began in 1983 to celebrate the dissolution of a hydroelectric plant that was slated to divert water from the Gauley River. It has grown to become one of the preeminent paddling and river stewardship parties in the country. To honor this heritage of ...read more