2011 Tenacity Games Fundraising Campaign brings in over $100,000

The Tenacity Games & our summer event campaign raised over $100,000 for our Survivorship and Prevention programs in the fight against cancer! Tenacity Games  beneficiaries include John Wayne Cancer FoundationThe Next Door Inc., The Pacific Cancer Foundation,  Children’s Healing Art Project, and Athletes for Cancer’s Survivorship Program.

Mother nature once again provided 3 perfect days for this annual event, which has become a lucky pattern over the last five years of this event. The Gorge is great like that — it produces ideal conditions when you put on an event for the right purpose. I have to admit, however, that we do carefully select the second weekend in July as the Tenacity Games week for it’s consistent history of great weather.

The turnout for the Tenacity Games was incredible once again. Each year at this event, I’m amazed by how far people travel to participate and just be at the event. When cancer touches each of us, there are no limits or distance to travel to doing something about it.  I met visitors from Australia, Iceland, New York, Florida, Saskatchewan, and Korea. They all came for the same purpose — to be a part of a unique event unlike any other to fight cancer.

For a full list of results,  go to the Tenacity Games website and click on each the sports for results from each: Kiteboarding | Standup Paddling | Kayaking.

Check out the photos from five talented photographers on our SmugMug website where the proceeds from your printed photo purchase goes back to Athletes for Cancer. Thank you to our photographers for documenting this incredible event!

Richard Hallman – FreelanceImaging.com

Jennifer Reinhard – Gorge-Us Photography

Katharine Kimball – KatharineKimball.com

Todd Meucci – MeucciPhotographic

Katina Arnott – KatinaArnott.com

The explosive start to Kiteboarding 4 Cancer

A huge thanks to our sponsors for helping the Tenacity Games happen:

John Wayne Cancer Foundation

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Full Sail Brewing

Vela Kitesurf


2nd Wind Sports

Kaenon Polarized


Apple Valley Country Store


Outdoor Play

Jimmy Lewis SUP/Surf/Kite


Slingshot Sports


Coreban SUP

Liquid Force Kiteboarding

North Kiteboarding

Imagine Surf


Oregon Screen Impressions

The UPS Store Hood River


Riviera Paddlesurf

Wet Planet

Immersion Research



SBC Kiteboard


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