Kayak for Kids on Sydney Harbour in March

Kate Heeley, Friday, 21 December 2007

The Lifestart “Kayak for Kids” Challenge

 

Lifestart and AROC Sport are joining together to make miracles happen for special kids who need your help.  On Sunday 30 March 2008, hundreds of paddling crafts will line up next to Manly Wharf, getting ready to dash towards Sydney Harbour!

 

The course meanders along the North shore of the Sydney Harbour, leaving from Manly and heading to Lavender Bay past the Harbour Bridge, after a dip towards Spit Bridge in Middle Harbour.  There are 2 ways to participate in this event which makes it accessible to anyone:

- Solo paddlers can bring their own craft and paddle the full course (21km).

- Teams of 3 can complete the whole distance while teams from 6 to 15 can relay each other and only paddle one section in very stable 3-person sit-on-top kayaks (provided).  Each of the 5 sections is 3-5km, which makes it achievable by even complete novices.  Prizes will be awarded to each category winners and to the best fundraising teams.

 

Corporations are invited to sign up teams and help raise funds for Lifestart, an early childhood intervention program for children with intellectual disabilities or delays in development including Autism and Down Syndrome.  Lifestart helps these children reach their potential.

 

Established in 1996, Lifestart is a not-for-profit organization which provides a community based program managed by families, for families working with professionals such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and special educators.  This is one great opportunity to help a vital cause while having a great time on the water paddling in an iconic location with views on the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

It’s a great day for you… and a better lifetime for them.

 

For course details and registration, log on to: www.kayakforkids.com.au

For more information regarding Lifestart (www.lifestart.org.au) including fundraising, corporate package and more please contact Katinga Schroeder on 02 9807 9700 or katingaschroeder@lifestart.org.au.