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Second Annual Veterans Kayak Football Challenge
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Second Annual Veterans Kayak Football Challenge

The community of Willowdale is excited to invite all the Veterans back to our lake for the Second Annual Veterans Kayak Football Challenge. The date of the event is Sunday August 7th at Willowdale Lake. Time frames for games will be from 11:00 AM until 4:30 PM on Sunday. Please save the date and get the word out to any of the Veterans, groups and/or individuals, that will be interested in coming.

8/5/2016 to 8/8/2016
When: 8/5/2016
Where: The Community of Willowdale
Willowdale Lake Country Club
610 Willowdale Lake Ave NW
North Canton, Ohio  44720
United States
Contact: Ryan Pepper

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The community of Willowdale is excited to invite all the Veterans back to our lake for the Second Annual Veterans Kayak Football Challenge. The date of the event is Sunday, August 7th, 2016, at Willowdale Lake. Time frames for games will be from 11:00 AM until 4:30 PM on Sunday. Please save the date and get the word out to any of the Veterans, groups and/or individuals, that will be interested in coming.

Paulette has also secured the Canal Fulton Canoe Livery for all our campers starting Friday afternoon August 5th through Monday morning August 8th. For more information, please visit the following website http://www.canalfultoncanoelivery.com/ 

For those of you not here last year we appointed Joe Mornini as the Grand Poobah of Kayak Football. He helped lead the charge in getting about 40 Veterans to Canton, Ohio to participate in the challenge. Each team has 5 players on the field during the game. Each game has two 10 minute half's and a 5 minute halftime. The majority of the Veterans were Team River Runner members from at least six states but we also had several Vets just show up and participate. We played a round robin, full contact, kayak football tournament. Team Ram Rod from Shepherds West Virginia eventually fell to the TRR team from Walter Reed in the championship. I'm sure both teams will be back to battle it out again this year.

The event does take place the same day as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and that game will be played at 8:00 that night. 

For those of you that were here last year we hope you can all make it back and bring even more Veterans with you!

 

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