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US Bank encourages students to participate in the Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville US BankClarksville, TN – Registration for the 7th Annual Riverfest Regatta is underway and students have just been given a little incentive to sign up. U.S. Bank, the event’s sponsor, will pay the registration fee for any school entry!

Students can enter as a group (up to 8 students per entry) or as an individual.

Clarksville's Riverfest Regatta
Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta

The Riverfest Regatta is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 7th, will be made of cardboard or plastic bottles and a few other approved materials.

“I never would have believed boats made of cardboard would float while holding a crew of grown adults had I not witnessed the Riverfest Regatta in previous years,” said Joyce Norris, US Bank Vice President. “US Bank is proud to sponsor the Regatta for the enjoyment of all ages- it’s a great deal of fun!”

Not only will teams be racing for bragging rights, but trophies will also be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams in each division. Competition will be in five divisions: Adult Open, Business and Industry, Church/Civic, and City Department.

Prior to the race, boats will also be judged for the following awards:

  • Titanic Award – best sinking of a boat
  • Ship Shape Award – best boat design
  • Cardboard Queen Award – prettiest boat
  • Team Attire Award – most creative costumes
  • Team Unity Award – most spirited and organized team

If you think you have what it takes, visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com to find out more information and to register online. All entries must be received no later than September 4th.

Don’t miss the spectacle! Everyone is invited to watch as groups attempt to paddle their cardboard or plastic bottle boats to the finish line on the Cumberland River at 9:00am Saturday, September 7th, at McGregor Park’s courtesy boat dock.

For more details on the U.S. Bank Riverfest Regatta, please visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com


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