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Marge 'River Mom' Cline Memorial Grant for Midwest Paddlers

Tuesday, January 29, 2019  
Posted by: Chris Stec
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In honor of her son, Mike, the ACA is pleased to assist in continuing Marge 'River Mom' Cline's legacy to encourage youth in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI) to participate in paddlesports.



Grant Overview:

Each year, as funding permits, the ACA will grant up to $1,000.00 to individuals or non-profit organizations to provide youth paddlesports opportunities for youth in the Midwest.  These funds should be used to further an individuals ability to participate in canoe, kayak, SUP or rafting.  

A condition of acceptance, is that the recipient(s) will commit to giving back to their local paddling community.  For example, the recipient could talk about whitewater safety at an event, organize a local river clean up, etc.


2019 Timeline

  •  November 30, 2018: online applications open
  • January 31, 2019: online applications close
  • February 22, 2019: 2019 recipient(s) announced


Grant Application Components:

  • How will the grant funding encourage or increase youth participation in paddlesports?
  • Community Service: what will you do to 'give back' to your local paddling community? 
  • Biography


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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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