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Gig Harbor Canoe &

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Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team


Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for the benefit of youth. The need for racing boats, safety boats and equipment always out-paces what dues alone can provide. Your gift today, in any amount, will help young athletes train safely and successfully to reach their performance goals.

This nine time National Championship team works hard and greatly appreciates the support of our community. The generosity of donors provides access to training boats for young athletes, team boats for competition, and much needed safety equipment to ensure the best training environment for our athletes. All gifts are tax-deductible. EIN: 56-2302048


Help us reach our goal of 75 $100 donations Tuesday, November 28, 2023!!!
This will fully fund our boat hardware replacement and repair needs for the season, ensuring all athletes, no matter what age, level or boat type will have equal access to high quality equipment maintained with proper working hardware. Salt water is rough on our boats. While athletes do clean boats after practices, over time the salt water and constant adjustments for team boats and boats shared by athletes, takes its toll on the screws, bolts, and other pieces of metal that hold everything together. Help us TODAY with your gift that will ensure all our athletes have good, working equipment so they can focus on training to reach their dreams... 2028 LA Olympics are on the horizon!



Scott at Pacific Cup 2022"We give to the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team because we see what an amazing experience it has been for our grandson. He has learned a new sport, learned how to be a productive member of a team, and has established strong relationships with teammates and coaches that are encouraging and meaningful. His hard work and commitment to his team not only makes him a better athlete, but also a better person. We can't wait to see what his second year on the team brings!" - Bruce and Cheryl Evans

Smiles at Pacific Cup 2022

"The character-building that we have seen demonstrated by the coaching staff and older athletes is inspiring. Athletes are expected to take responsibility for all aspects of their training, including boat maintenance, setting-up and cleaning-up of team equipment at regattas, and general care of the training facilities. It is truly inspiring to see our young athletes working hard both on the water and land to ensure they are the best team possible and keep adding to their nine-time National Championships!" - James and Cara Cantonwine


Why do we need community support?
Your contributions will help provide the team with equipment and participation scholarship to ensure equitable access to all athletes throughout the year.
Here is what your support this year will provide:

  • 1 Safety Boat (Stillwater Wakeless Launch) $22,000  NEED FILLED - THANK YOU ROTARY!
  • 2 Nelo Viper A1 Training Boats $2,700 each $5,400 NEED FILLED - THANK YOU KIWANIS!
  • Total replacement and small stock of boat hardware to bring all boats into good condition $7,500
     #GivingTuesday - Join us on November 28 to be one (or more) of 75, $100 donations made to fill this urgent need!

  • Offset Trailering Costs for Nationals* $15,000*
  • 5 Vela Simon River Trainer C1 $1,850 each   $9,250

  • 1 Year Scholarship for Low Income Family $2,500
  • 1 Year Scholarship for Olympic Hopeful** $5,000

*Last year's cost to trailer the boats to the nationals competition was $25,500. 
**Includes at least one international competition fee

C4 at Pacific Cup 2022

C2 at Pacific Cup 2022


Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team
PO BOX 1097 
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

Email: [email protected]
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