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July 3, 2012 > Boxes, duct tape, and a kid

Boxes, duct tape, and a kid

By Annie Yu

Riders on your mark, get set, paddle!

The Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center's annual cardboard boat challenge is set for Friday, July 6. Participants will try to successfully paddle 25 yards in a homemade boat of cardboard and duct tape. This event combining fun and water may be the perfect quirky event for your family.

Aquatics director Peter Beireis says the secret to success is "Lots of duct tape."
Although there is no artistic requirement, some people get really creative," Beireis said. "Our overall goal is just to provide a fun event for the community," "It's fun for the kids, it's safe and everybody can have a good time."

Participants must pre-register either online or in person by Thursday, July 5 in order to compete. Have fun and good luck!

Cardboard Boat Races
Friday, July 6
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
(Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m.)
Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center
6800 Mowry Avenue, Newark
(510) 578-4620

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