Monday, January 5, 2009

Eskimo Escapades :: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Allan and Lisa will be heading down to Volunteer Landing on the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville this Saturday, January 10th to photograph the 15th Annual Eskimo Escapades Shut Up and Ski! If you have never heard of the Eskimo Escapades, it is a winter waterski charity event in support of the Dream Connection and the Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (PNIRC).

About the charities:
The Dream Connection is a not-for-profit organization, which benefits regional children who hold a dream and are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Some of these dreams are costly and donations are always needed.
The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is the largest rehabilitation facility in the state and surrounding areas and provides treatment to individuals who have suffered injuries resulting in physical or mental disabilities. The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center serves its patients by empowering them through physical rehabilitation, recreational rehabilitation, and relearning of day-to-day activities to cope with their recent disabilities.

All you have to do to ride is register, either in advance on-line or on site, with a minimum donation of $50 and be either a full or guest member of USA WaterSki. Guest membership for the event is $10.

For more information about registering for the event or to find out how you can buy a raffle ticket for only $100 to win a $60,000 2009 Mastercraft X-1 wakeboard boat...only 1000 tickets will be sold through Friday, January 9th, check out Eskimo Escapades. You know you want this boat and you will also be helping two great charities that benefit so many people in East Tennessee, so don't wait, buy your tickets today!

Some years it has been down-right frigid and last year was actually kind of warm, but no the weather, riders and spectators alike always have a fun time so come on down, say "Hello" to ALM Photo and see why it's called Eskimo Escapades Shut Up and Ski!

Here are some photographs from 2008...

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