Catgut Paddle Seeking Volunteers

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The La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is seeking volunteers for the 1st Annual Catgut Paddle on July 22, 2017. Volunteer opportunities will be available on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. Volunteer opportunities include: Registration Table, Event Set Up, Runners, Boat Handlers, Water Course Marshalls, and Clean Up Crew. Listing of time slots and registration for volunteering can be found at


On July 22, 2017, the 1st annual Catgut Paddle, hosted by City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry will feature a 14-mile Canoe Kayak Race and a 4-mile Fun Paddle Sponsored by J.F. Brennan with other events throughout the day including SUP yoga, paddleboard jousting, guided historical and birding paddles, and kayak beginner courses. Spectators will enjoy the Outdoor Enthusiast Expo, yard games, Food Truck Court, live music, and KidZone, all held at Veterans Freedom Park, Clinton Street, La Crosse, Wis. Proceeds from Catgut Paddle will benefit Youth Enrichment Association (YEA).

What: Volunteers Needed for Catgut Paddle 2017, hosted by La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Volunteer Dates: Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Veterans Freedom Park, 200 Clinton Street, La Crosse, Wis.

Cost: Varying costs available at

Benefitting: Youth Enrichment Association (YEA)