14th Annual Kayak-a-thon Fundraiser

Sunday, September 11, 2022

(rain date: Sunday September 18, 2022)

Raising Funds and Awareness for Adaptive Recreation Programs
for People with Disabilities, Veterans, and Seniors

About the Kayak-a-thon

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000!

Join our flotilla of kayaks, canoes and SUPs as we head down the Connecticut River in support of our programming.  All money raised goes to support the availability of no or low fee outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and their family and friends.

Challenge yourself and/or your team to paddle either 12 miles from Sunderland to Northampton or 5 miles from Hatfield to Northampton on the beautiful Connecticut River.  Gather pledges in honor of your efforts to help us keep outdoor recreation accessible to people of all abilities.

Register as an individual or as a team of up to 4 people. The fundraising minimum is $150 for individuals and $500 for a four person team. Register before August 29th for the early bird discount!

Please note:  Pre-registration is mandatory!  We are unable to accomodate any kayakers who have not registered by September 6th.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND FAQs

Yes!  You can reserve a kayak, canoe, or SUP to use in the event!  No charge for AOA Program Participants; $35 for community members to help us cover our costs for transporting them.  You can indicate your need to use one of ours when you register.

Young woman with brown hair and big smileWoman with long blond hair and man with dark hair and gray speckled beard standing close to each other and smiling at the cameraSpecial Guests at the Kayak-a-thon After Party!

This year we are thrilled to host award-winning musicians, Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli with their favorite special guest, Anelise! Lori & Fred will deliver their memorable, soul-stirring originals along with a vast array of your favorite songs from the 60's-90's wrapped in harmonious delight.  Anelise is perhaps best known for her Quarantine Sessions on social media.  With a fresh and joyous approach, she
gleefully provides musical nostalgia like nobody else can.  Bring your smiles and expectations for a family-friendly, wonderful time. You'll definitely find yourself singing along with this very special family trio as they celebrate Inclusion and All Out Adventures!

After Party will be Catered by Servicenet's Rooster Cafe

Join us for delicious sandwiches, salads, and deserts catered by The Rooster Cafe, a social service program supported by ServiceNet, providing job and vocational opportunities to those with with developmental disabilities.

2022 Sponsors

Please support the businesses that support us!  We will update this list frequently as sponsors commit.

Thank you to the 91 paddlers, 30+ volunteers, and amazing community who turned out to make the 13th Annual Kayak-a-thon in 2019 our best one yet!  Together we raised close to $50,000 to support our programs.

Scenes from 2019