Get ready to set sail with the Great Cardboard Boat Race later this month

One of the cardboard boats racing in a previous year's compeition!
One of the cardboard boats racing in a previous year's compeition!(Greater Longview United Way)
Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 3:43 PM EDT
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Coming back this year, The Greater Longview United Way has announced the return of the “Great Cardboard Boat Race,” happening August 26th at 8:30 AM at Teague Park in Longview.

This will be a thrilling, one-of-a-kind event that will be filled with fun, creativity, and friendly competition as participants take to the water in their handcrafted cardboard boats, all in the name of supporting the community through the Greater Longview United Way!

“We are thrilled to bring back the Great Cardboard Boat Race to Longview for another exciting year,” said Dr. Evan Dolive, Executive Director of the Greater Longview United Way. “This event not only provides a fantastic day of entertainment for families and participants but also plays a crucial role in supporting the Greater Longview community through our various charitable initiatives.”

This year’s theme will be “Luau on the Lake.” The Great Cardboard Boat Race showcases the ingenuity and teamwork of local businesses, organizations, and community members as participants design and construct their vessels using only cardboard and adhesive materials, putting their engineering skills to the test to create seaworthy and imaginative boats.

All ages and backgrounds are allowed to participate, and it is encouraged that a diverse range of teams come together and take part in this memorable experience. You are also more than welcome to join in the festivities as a spectator, cheering on the participants as they embark on their watery adventure!

In addition to the thrilling races, there will also be food vendors and family-friendly activities, making it the perfect outing for a day of summer enjoyment!

If you are interested in participating or attending the Great Cardboard Boat Race, registration information and event details can be found on the Greater Longview United Way’s official website here.

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