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Stonewall Resort to Host First Annual Cardboard Boat Race


Stonewall Resort to Host First Annual Cardboard Boat Race Aug. 17


Weston, WV (August 2013) – Stonewall Resort is “Calling all Captains” to participate in the First Annual Cardboard Boat Race, to be held Saturday, August 17 on Stonewall Jackson Lake and presented by the Stonewall State Park Foundation and the Stonewall Jackson Lake Boaters Association, resort officials announced.

Samantha Norris, community outreach director at Stonewall Resort, said, “Gather your crew, build your cardboard boat and join us on Stonewall Jackson Lake for this unique and fun event.”

Norris said teams are to construct their vessels out of cardboard, following the rules on the registration form.  On race day, teams are to have their “boats” at the launch site by 9:00 a.m. The launch site is located behind the picnic pavilion near the Roanoke Activity Plaza in Stonewall Resort State Park. The race begins at 9:30 a.m.

 Trophies will be awarded for first through third places, for best overall design and also for the most spectacular “sinking”. There is a $10 fee per boat and all boat crews will receive a t-shirt.

For event rules and registration, please visit and click on the Calendar of Events tab or call the marina at (304) 269-8895. To ensure the desired t-shirt size, participants are encouraged to register by or before August 9. There will be late registration at 8:00AM the day of the event at the Roanoke Activity Plaza.  All registered participants must meet at the Roanoke Activity Plaza, no later than 9:00 a.m.

Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the boat.

“This will be a great event for participants and spectators and we encourage all groups – Boy, Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups, 4-H groups and others – to register and compete in the race,” Norris said.

The Four Diamond-rated Stonewall Resort is a 201-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The resort is located at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston, West Virginia.  Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between MHLP, Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Stonewall Resort.

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Bryan Brown
Brown Communications