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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
( June 18, 1998)
NATIONAL CONCRETE CELEBRITY CANOE RACE TO BE HELD SATURDAY /
MASTER BUILDERS TO DONATE $ 500 TO UNITED WAY OF THE BLACK HILLS
A celebrity canoe race will be held over the noon hour on Saturday, June 20, at Canyon Lake during the 1998 National Concrete Canoe Competition being hosted by the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T). Participants in the celebrity canoe race confirmed to date include SDSM& T President Dr. Richard Gowen, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce President Jim McKeon, and KEVN- Fox 7 Sports Director Jack Caudill.
Master Builders, Inc. will present a $ 500 contribution to United Way of the Black Hills to the winner of the celebrity canoe race. Master Builders sponsors the National Concrete Canoe Competition in conjunction with the American Society of Civil Engineers ( ASCE).
Prior to the celebrity canoe race on Saturday, men’s, women’s and coed teams from 22 universities will compete in the distance and qualifying sprint canoe races at Canyon Lake. The sprint race finals begin at 1: 30 p. m. on Saturday. The 11th Annual ASCE/ MTB National Concrete Canoe Competition will conclude Saturday evening with an awards banquet at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.
For additional information about the celebrity canoe race or the National Concrete Canoe Competition, contact the SDSM& T University & Public Relations Office at 394- 2554.
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