Friday, August 16, 2013
Locally owned kayak company Folbot (fōl bōt), is sponsoring the annual Special Olympics South Carolina Kayaking Invitational. Eric Thome, owner, is excited to support Special Olympics Area 6 Kayaking team, the Charleston Chargers.
Since 1953, Folbot’s headquarters have been in Charleston, where the company handcrafts its “skin-on-frame” kayaks. Using the latest technology, Folbot kayaks are strong and light and disassemble for easy transport and storage.
Folbot’s mission is to help paddlers “Unfold New Adventures.”
The Special Olympics South Carolina Kayaking Invitational will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at James Island County Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Athletes from Columbia, Rock Hill and Charleston will compete on different levels.
The Charleston Chargers have trained for six years with the guidance of Coach Bill Johnson and Diana Belknap of the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission.
Athletes learn all aspects of kayaking, paddling, turns and the favorite, rolling the boat. The public is invited to attend and show support for the athletes.
For more information about Folbot and their products visit www.folbot.com.
For more information about Special Olympics South Carolina Area 6 –Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties please contact Lynn Hunt, Area 6 director at 843-530-0521.