Volunteers Needed for Whitewater Races in February, March

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The 2011 Alabama Cup Whitewater Slalom Series is coming up in February and March, and the groups sponsoring the canoe and kayak races are looking for volunteers now.

Volunteers are needed to help Alabama Cup Racing Association, Friends of the Locust Fork River, Mulberry Race Committee and numerous sponsors that put on the three race series.

“This volunteering is a low pressure job with fun filled opportunities all weekend,” according to the press release. “Volunteer for all weekend or all day or half a day.”

The Locust Fork Invitational will be held February 5-6, the Mulberry Race is March 5-6, and the Locust Fork Whitewater Classic is March 26-27.


All three races will be two day race events this year, as the Mulberry Race has been for years. This will make for shorter race days, leaving more time for competitors and spectators to hike, camp, mingle, and enjoy the natural surroundings the river.

The Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races started in 1981 and in 1991, while the Locust Fork Invitational began a year later when the Locust Fork White Water Classic was added. These races are sponsored by non-profit organizations and are operated independently by the hosting organizations.

Proceeds go toward preserving, protecting and promoting White Water Slalom racing in the state of Alabama, and the races have also been educating the public on the need to save our rivers for the future generations to enjoy.

For more information and directions, go to AlabamaCupRaces.com.

You may also contact Sam Howell, the volunteer contact person for both races on the Locust Fork River, at sam@flfr.org or 205-706-4376; or Kim Glover, the volunteer contact person for the race on the Mulberry Fork River, at kaglover@bama.ua.edu or 205-914-8495.

© 2011, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.

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