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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




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
  • 3 Women K2 Kayaks, $4,300 each $12,900
  • 3 Women C2 Canoes, $4,300 each  $12,900
  • Offset Trailering Costs for Nationals* $10,000
  • 1 Year Scholarship for Low Income Family $2,000
  • 1 Year Scholarship for Olympic Hopeful $2,500

*Last year's cost to trailer the boats to the nationals competition was $19,500. 

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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