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Rowlett Cardboard Boat Regatta
April 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
The Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the “Rowlett Cardboard Boat Regatta” on Saturday, April 29th at the Community Park pond located in the Waterview subdivision at 8500 St. Andrews. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. after “Kid Fish”.
The Cardboard Boat Regatta is open to participants ages 8 and up. Teams will construct boats from cardboard and race them across the Community Park pond. This is the perfect “team-building” opportunity for schools, sports teams, scout organizations, churches and local businesses. Local businesses that enter the race will be given the opportunity to have a marketing booth. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the following age groups:
- 8-13 years (Youth)
- 14 and up (Adult)
The registration fee per team if registered by April 7th is $20. If registered after April 8th, the fee is $30. The registration deadline is Monday, April 17th. Prizes will also be awarded for the following contests:
- Best Construction Technique Award
- Best Decorated Boat
- The Titanic Award – for the best spectacular sinking
Teams can register by visiting the Rowlett Community Centre at 5300 Main Street or online at www.rowlett.com/parksandrec. Upon registering, event rules and a “boat building basics” packet with building tips and suggested supplies will be provided. For more information, please contact Robert Searle at 972-463-3946.