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skijwr
01-13-2011, 11:13 AM
Come out and ski a lap in the Tennessee River for charity.
Its called Eskimo Escapades or "Shut Up And Ski"!!
This Saturday January 15 2011 from 10 am till 3 pm, at Vol Landing, next door to Calhoun’s restaurant. (downtown Knoxville)
Come ski, wakeboard, tube, whatever you like, we can provide equipment. Or just come watch.
Some people dress in fun costumes.
Warm up in the hot tub after you ski.
Get a pull behind tournament boats like Mastercraft, Nautique, or Malibu.

All money raised goes to 3 charities. One charity we work with closely in the summer teaches persons with disabilities to waterski, and helps buy the adaptive water ski equipment needed.
Proceeds benefit the Dream Connection, the Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (PNIRC) and Adventure Amputee Camp.

Each participant needs to raise at least $50 to ski for the charities.

More details on the website
http://www.eskimoescapades.com/

Thanks for your support
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skijwr
01-13-2011, 11:20 AM
Here are a few photos from Eskimo Escapades past events.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02344a.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02334a.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02335a.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02318a.jpg

skijwr
01-13-2011, 11:29 AM
more photos

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02309a.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02341a.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02306a.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo215/skijwr/Eskimo_Escapades/DSC02291a.jpg

Jim@BAWS
01-13-2011, 03:43 PM
Looks like a GREAT event

Hope you get alot of monies raised for charity.

Jim@BAWS

shepherd
01-13-2011, 04:48 PM
Love the robot! 8p

Y'all have fun!

atlfootr
01-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Toober Tom has the right idea!

thatsmrmastercraft
01-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Toober Tom has the right idea!

And quite a bit of style. :D

JohnE
01-13-2011, 06:41 PM
I imagine it will be a great event. I know KnoxX2 from this place has participated several times. Have fun and good luck raising money for a good cause.

BIGBADBLUE
01-13-2011, 08:33 PM
Knox - Are you serious? You do not wear the Ugly Orange T do you? Please say no or the invite for this summer is off!! :)

2RLAKE
01-14-2011, 03:38 AM
Eskimo Escapades .... boy i haven't done that for 12 years ... i think i still have an old sweatshirt somewhere ... you guys have fun

damaged442
01-14-2011, 10:20 AM
I love how the sign actually says "SHUT UP & SKI." I would love some open water right now. As it is now, gotta wait until April! Looks like a blast!

KnoxX2
01-14-2011, 01:01 PM
My son and I have been doing this event for the past 5 years and we love it. he started when he was just 7 years old. However we will not be able to make it this year. To bad because it is a blast. Great way to brake up the winter and for a good cause.

Willski
01-14-2011, 02:08 PM
Come out and ski a lap in the Tennessee River for charity.
Its called Eskimo Escapades or "Shut Up And Ski"!!
This Saturday January 15 from 10 am till 3 pm, at Vol Landing, next door to Calhoun’s restaurant. (downtown Knoxville)
Come ski, wakeboard, tube, whatever you like, we can provide equipment. Or just come watch.
Some people dress in fun costumes.
Warm up in the hot tub after you ski.
Get a pull behind tournament boats like Mastercraft, Nautique, or Malibu.

All money raised goes to 3 charities. One charity we work with closely in the summer teaches persons with disabilities to waterski, and helps buy the adaptive water ski equipment needed.
Proceeds benefit the Dream Connection, the Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (PNIRC) and Adventure Amputee Camp.

Each participant needs to raise at least $50 to ski for the charities.

More details on the website
http://www.eskimoescapades.com/

Thanks for your support
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So if someone on here wanted to donate, would they send a check to you?

skijwr
01-14-2011, 08:50 PM
So if someone on here wanted to donate, would they send a check to you?

willski, sure we would gladly accept a check. You could mail a check to the name & address below. (Address is also on our website.)
We appreciate support from anyone.
Thank you.

Eskimo Escapades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Charitable corporation with tax-exempt status from the IRS. Donations to EEF are tax deductible.

Eskimo Escapades
PO Box 10223
Knoxville, TN 37939

http://www.eskimoescapades.com/

skijwr
01-14-2011, 08:53 PM
My son and I have been doing this event for the past 5 years and we love it. he started when he was just 7 years old. However we will not be able to make it this year. To bad because it is a blast. Great way to brake up the winter and for a good cause.

KnoxX2, thanks for your long time support and participation.
Sorry to hear you can't make it this year.

skijwr
01-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Update: By the way, we were down at the site all day today, getting all the gear in place, and breaking up 1" thick ice and snow off the dock & landing from the last week!
I heard the air high temp was around 38 to 42 deg today, near glass water.
water temp according to depth finder was 37 deg ..... I hope its not accurate.
hot tub for post ski is filled and heating as we speak....

KnoxX2
01-14-2011, 09:03 PM
Wish we could but we had a few things happen last week and took the extra money that I had saved for the trip up to Knoxville. Sad to miss this year but we will be back next year!