On Friday, March 16, CYC held its first ever fundraiser for the Junior Program. Thanks to all 45 people who attended, we raised over $9,000!! Seth Aldrich, the co-captain of the Ballard High School Race Team was the guest speaker and was so nervous, he couldn't eat. Including ALL the wonderful desserts made by Margaret Gallimore. A total of seven team members volunteered as servers, and twelve year old Sam Airhart had put together the slide show. The kids had to get up early the next day to race at Vashon Island. It was a great learning experience for all of us and many of the guests were eagerly encouraging us to put on another fundraiser next year.
What do we plan to do with the funds that were raised? The kids want to purchase Flying Juniors (FJs). These boats are used by other racing teams in the Northwest. We have been lucky to be able to borrow these from other teams but this is hard to do in the summer months. Because a new FJ cost $7500, we are looking at purchasing used FJs.