Just when we thought KB4C couldn’t get any better, it did. Participants pumped up their kites and the clouds parted as 125 kiteboarders and about 20 standup paddlers took to the windy conditions and swell-blanketed waters of the Columbia for the 3rd annual event. Through athlete fundraising, silent and live auctions, a raffle, and beer and food sales, participants raised over $58,000 for cancer programs: Celilo Cancer Center, The Next Door Inc., Children’s Healing Art Project, John Wayne Cancer Foundation, and Children’s Hospital Seattle.
Thank you to our sponsors…
John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Dakine, Liquid Force Kiteboarding, Amundson Designs, Transcend Apparel, 2nd Wind Sports, Gorge Performance, Windance, Mystic, Oregon Screen Impressions, NSI, Real Watersports, Best Kiteboarding, Elemental Herbs, Full Sail Brewing, Apple Valley BBQ, Express Color, Progression, Ben Wilson Surf, Gorge Delights, Water from the Hood, Cascade Kiteboarding, Spleen, Slingshot, SDS Lumber, The Slider Project, South Bank Kitchen, Big Pappa’s, Gorge Catering, Freelance Imaging, and GoPro.
And Silent Auction donors…
COR Cellars, Palapas Ventana, Urban Flora, ikitesurf, Twiggs, Discover Bicycles, Lexx’s Auto Detailing, White Mountain Wellness, Zella’s Shoes & Fashion, Windance, Cascade Eye Center, Naked Winery, Slingshot, Hanna’s Great Dog Store, Native Eyewear, Apple Valley BBQ, Walmart, Les Schwab, Progression, Promotion, The Next Door Inc., KeriWear, Living Green, Garret Zallen, Cookshack Smokers, Jerry Tomasek, Henry Rico, Quenett Winery, Columbia Laser Skin Center, Ben Wilson Surf, Cascade Accupuncture, Skull Candy, Brian’s Windsurfing/Kiteboarding, Big Pappas, Celilo Cancer Center.
Photo: Colby OteroChildren’s Healing Art Project crew. Photo by Henry Rico
Cynthia “Cynbad” Brown proudly wears her “Stop Cancer” shorts
1st Place Fundraiser Jason Wynn. Riding for Irv Stein. Photo by Colby Otero
The Eyes of Cancer. Art by Nathan Hannah. Photo by Henry Rico
Photo by Colby Otero
SUP Endurance Racers charge downwind at the start of the race.Portland Band Mere Mention on stage. Photo by Henry Rico
Dylan Thompson on the Slider. Photo by Henry Rico
Irv Stein, Cancer Survivor and 2nd place winner of 2008 KB4C, with son, Ari.
Lots of love at Kiteboarding 4 Cancer
SUP Endurance Race Winners Doug, Ozzie, and Craig
The organizers of KB4C and SUP4C.
How much are you willing to donate for a “Frankatini?”
The top fundraisers show off their prizes.
Top 3 Kite Endurance Race Winners: Carl Davidson, Grom, Alex Bloechinger