Professor Paddle Ball 2011 Videos
The 2011 Professor Paddle Ball took place over Memorial Day weekend outside of Leavenworth, Washington, one of my favorite places. The Ball is a once-a-year gathering of the Northwest kayaking community organized by ProfessorPaddle.com founder James Amandus and a crew of volunteers, including Adam Ales, maker of the awesome Big Air Ramp over the past few years. In addition to the Big Air ramp contest, there’s a race on lower Icicle Creek, a playboating contest, a raffle and a boat auction. Not to mention the dead-of-night Aplets and Cotlets mission, which I guess if you’re not familiar with you’ll just have to show up for next year. :)
We’ve got two submissions for the Professor Paddle Ball video contest so far, here they are:
Blair Williams’s video:[HTML1]
And Matt Kurle’s video:[HTML2]
You can vote on these videos here by giving them a ‘props’ up on the right hand side of the thread section. (You need to be a member of Professor Paddle first – signing up is free and easy.)
Profits from the PP Ball benefit two good causes: The recovery fund for Matt Thomas, a former local boater who suffered a spinal cord injury while mountain biking, and a memorial fund for Ellen DeBondt, a much-loved local kayaker who recently was killed by a drunk driver as she was heading to work one morning. Many thanks to James, Adam, and the other volunteers who pitch in to put this event together every year.