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.
- Kids singles
- Adult singles
- 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…
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.