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Cardboard Cup Regatta launches June 23

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  • Get ready now for the 28th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta at Crystal Lake Main Beach, slated for Saturday, June 23

      Get ready now for the 28th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta at Crystal Lake Main Beach, slated for Saturday, June 23
    Laura Stoecker/July 2010

 
Crystal Lake Park District

As the temperatures rise, summer is officially on its way and so is the 2012 America's Cardboard Cup Regatta.

Four skids of 8 foot by 8 foot cardboard sheets were delivered to the maintenance garage at the Crystal Lake Park District's Main Beach parking lot in anticipation of the 28th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta.

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While race day is not until Saturday, June 23, you can begin building your boat today.

This year why not get together with a group of your friends, family, and/or co-workers and let your creativity flourish?

Cardboard sheets can be picked up from the Crystal Lake Park District Maintenance Garage from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or by special arrangement by calling (815) 477-5007.

There is no charge for the cardboard thanks to a generous in-kind donation by American Eagle Packaging of Elgin.

The 28th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta will be held Saturday, June 23 at Main Beach in Crystal Lake. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and races will commence at noon.

An individual/family boat registration fee is $20 per entry and the commercial/company registration fee is $250 per entry.

General admission is $3 per person with a $15 maximum per family. All proceeds from the America's Cardboard Cup Regatta are distributed to local charities.

The America's Cardboard Cup Regatta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by federal law.

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