Why participate in Friends’ Paddle-a-thon?
For three decades, Friends of the Chicago River’s award-winning programs have helped
create a greener, more accessible, and better-cared for river. Flatwater Classic proceeds will:
• Enable Friends to facilitate improvements to the Chicago River’s ecological health;
• Assist our progress towards making it a corridor of accessible, valued open space; and,
• Help us build the broad base of popular support for the river that is critical to the long-
term success of efforts to improve it.
Checks: Please make checks payable to Friends of the Chicago River. Please write your name in the memo section of each check.
Cash: Please be careful when carrying cash sponsorships around with you.
Please record all sponsorships on the Pledge Sheet and bring them with you on the day of the race!
The top fundraiser wins a tandem kayak and paddles!
No longer will you have to wait in line for a rental to enjoy a refreshing paddle on the
river! The top fundraiser will win a Dagger Blackwater series 13.5 tandem kayak and
two Aquabound Flaire paddles that will provide years of memorable experiences for
the winner and a friend. Retail value on this prize is over $1,000! Provided courtesy
of Erehwon Mountain Outfitter.
Friends’ mission is to preserve, protect
and foster the vitality of the Chicago
River for the plant, animal and human
communities within its watershed.
Friends of the Chicago River is a non-
profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information please visit
chicagoriver.org or call (312) 939-0490.
Sponsor’s Name Mailing Address
City, State & ZIP Email Pledge $ Collected
Make checks payable to Friends of the Chicago River,
28 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1800, Chicago, IL 60604
10th annual Chicago River Flatwater Cla