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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 paddleboard yoga, paddleboard jousting, guided birding paddles, and beginner kayak courses. Spectators will enjoy the Outdoor Expo, yard games, Food Truck Court, live music by Space Heaters and People Brothers Band, and KidZone Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System, all held at Veterans Freedom Park, Clinton Street, La Crosse, Wis. Proceeds from Catgut Paddle will benefit Youth Enrichment Association (YEA).