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IL-Glen Ellyn/60137 - Cardboard Boat Race - SAT. 6/30/12

Postby TK3446 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:22 pm

We were invited to help participate with Paul Gardener and his team in the Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta. He and his team made a Star Destoyer this year. We arrived around 9 in the morning to scope things out. Paul had secured a shaded base camp for us. It was a very hot and humid day. At around 10:30 is was time to get suited up. Once dressed and walking to our base the people started to swarm to our camp. We took lots of photos with everyone who wanted one and lots of photos of us on the boat. at 12:15/12:30 it was time to for us to escort the Destroyer to the lake for it's first race. We found a good spot to watch the race and started to cheer the dark side once they started. It was a close race for a little bit but of course you can not beat the dark side for too long. Half way through it started to pull away and blow the other two boats out of the water. After the races we said our good byes and got suited down. It was a relief to get out of armor. We decided to grab a bite at a place Paul recommended in town which was great to cool off in. Paul did make a donation to the Shriner's Hospital for $500.00. I'm not sure what place they came in the other races and I'm waiting to hear back to found out. I will post when I know it.

Attendees:
Whinter-Cheryl Whitaker 3127 TB
Beans-Adriane Bean 4541 TK
dad vader- Rich Markle 1781 Vader
Fleetfang- Brian Troyan 8968 TB
TK3446- Neil Auer 3446 TK

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Re: IL-Glen Ellyn/60137 - Cardboard Boat Race - SAT. 6/30/12

Postby TK3446 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:46 pm

Got this email from Paul today.

We did win the speed award and got a trophy for that. We didn't win any other awards, kind of disappointed by that. They didn't really seem to hand out many more. They gave the lego police boat the 'Queen of the Lake' award, and the best costume to the Batmobile kids. We expected you to have some acknowledgement of your presence there. If you are ever in GLen Ellyn, Trader Joe's puts regatta pictures on its wall. Hopefully you will make the Trader Joe's wall. That seems to get a lot of attention through out the year.

I made a $500 donation to the Shriners Chicago area hospital. You should receive an email confirmation of that today. Thank you guys so much for coming out, you really made our day
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Re: IL-Glen Ellyn/60137 - Cardboard Boat Race - SAT. 6/30/12

Postby Schph Gochi » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:09 pm

WHOA! That looked like soooooo much fun...
and...
at the end of the day...your team won the race...

I can only imagine the reaction from the crowd....

Nicely done! And I hope you all stayed as cool as you could...

Got the e-mail about the donation...
and..
well..
you know how to make your charity rep smile...
donation...
photo...
participants...
hours - I am sure you didn't leave immediately after you escorted the boats...so I will put it down as 5 troopers at 3 hours each...


again...

NICELY DONE EVERYONE!!

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Re: IL-Glen Ellyn/60137 - Cardboard Boat Race - SAT. 6/30/12

Postby Schph Gochi » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:18 am

Your event is now showing up at the Charity blog...

http://501stlegioncharity.com/?page_id=6


again..
great job!!
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Re: IL-Glen Ellyn/60137 - Cardboard Boat Race - SAT. 6/30/12

Postby Runnin'6712 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:09 pm

ToD was already updated. The Star Destroyer looks awesome!!!
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