CHEBOYGAN – The Cheboygan County Kiwanis Club is hosting two sporting events this coming Saturday and Sunday August 21 and 22 – a trail ride and the Summer Sports Spectacular.
Cheboygan County Kiwanis invites the public to take part in the Pedaling 4 Education Trail Ride. This community bike ride takes place on Saturday, August 21 at 11 a.m. and follows a flat 2 mile (3.2 km) route from Trail Head in Cheboygan (corner of Western Avenue and Lincoln Avenue) to USCG Mackinaw at the Cheboygan Estuary Flow.
Registration is $ 25 (cash or check) and takes place at the starting point. Coast Guard members travel for free.
Food and refreshments are provided by Kiwanis. Once at the Coast Guard, small groups can take a tour of the shipyard and the Mackinaw cutter.
The aim of Pedaling 4 Education is to raise awareness of the great need for teaching material in all schools and grade levels. The enrollment fees will help provide items such as books, maps, painting supplies, and other classroom materials necessary for students’ success.
Kiwanis will distribute the Pedaling 4 Education funding to local classrooms where need is greatest. All of the money raised at the event stays in Cheboygan County to ensure students have everything they need to have a successful school year.
Then rejoin the club on Sunday, August 22nd at Gordon Turner Park on Lake Huron for the Summer Sports Spectacular.
Registration starts at noon and the competition starts at 1 p.m. for the corn hole and volleyball tournaments. Two-person teams can register for the competitive Corn Hole Toss ($ 25 registration fee). In volleyball, teams can consist of up to six people (coed) for a registration fee of USD 200.
Companies are invited to sponsor the corn hole and / or volleyball tournaments. For $ 200, the company will receive a listing on Kiwanis social media, a public recognition of the company at the tournament, the ability to display a banner – up to 4 feet – on the venue, and the name and logo that the in the Kiwanis. September newsletters are printed.
The sponsorship also includes a team registration (corn hole or volleyball) for the company.
The registration fees help with the many service projects the club undertakes to support local children. These projects include:
- Support from over 20 local youth organizations
- Renovations at Kiwanis Park on Mackinaw Avenue
- Providing college scholarships to four local senior citizens
- Establishment of the community’s nativity scene and a Christmas party for special adults