I organized the first ever K.I. Sawyer community cardboard sled race. It was hosted by the Gwinn Lions Club which I am now a part of. Basically you build a sled out of nothing but cardboard and duct tape. Then you race it down a hill.

Several businesses donated for this event.

Gwinn Lions Club: Host

Gwinn Furniture Outlet: Cardboard, food, and advertising

Adams Place: Food, and storage of cardboard to handout

Salvation Army: Food handling, food truck

Honor Bank: Cups, marshmallows

Larry’s Groceries: Hot cocoa

Macasau: Duct tape

Marquette County Road Commission: Initial snow removal from road and parking lot

Marquette County Airport: Final snow removal and clean up

Stenberg Brothers, Inc: Port-a-johns

Ryan Lipinski: plates, napkins, advertising


There were 4 categories you could win in.

  1. Kids singles
  2. Adult singles
  3. Teams
  4. Coolest sled design

I had roughly 100 people show up for the event. There were 17 sleds enter for the Kids race, 3 for adult race, and 5 for the teams race.

Awards were for fastest time down the hill and farthest ride. As well as coolest sled.

Here were the rules…

sled race rules

Here are a few pictures from the event and some video slideshows…


I also received an unexpected award of appreciation for the community work I do in my neighborhood.

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