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Welcome to White Lake Cardboard Boat Races for Cancer



 Come support the cancer fight and be part of this fun filled day at the White Lake Inn on Saturday July 18th, 2020 starting at 1:00.  Registration starts at 12:00.   Our goal is to make as much money as possible for cancer charities to fight all forms of cancer.  So gather a crew and build a cardboard boat.  We are encouraging you to dress up, be wacky, and have some fun.

We are going to have different races for age groups especially for the kids.  The race course is going to be in front of the White Lake Inn and is going to be a semi circle course about 200 yards long.

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The ENTIRE BOAT must be built of CARDBOARD, only exceptions are the paddles & decorations.  Duct tape may be used only on seams.  (You cannot wrap the boat in duct tape)  Use Cardboard boxes, “blocks”, carpet tubes.  No screws, nails, stryafoam, pre-treated cardboard, SONA-TUBES, or waxed or ‘treated’ cardboard, wood, plastic or fiberglass, silicone caulk, caulking compounds or two-part/mixed adhesives. (fiberglass), No wrapping in duct tape, plastic or fiberglass.  You have to pass the ice pick test and metal detector test. 

 Two major changes in the rules this year are:

  1. No Kayak paddles.  Only single oars
  2. All boats must have sides.  No surfboard type boats.  Must have at least 12" inch sides.

My goal is to have unique and fun looking boats.  I also encourage you to dress up in costume to match your boat.

New for this year!  Do you want some intense competition?  Get into the Battleship heat of the cardboard boat races.   It is a cross between a water fight and a boat race.  Read more about the Battleship cardboard boat race heat 


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 White Lake Inn cardboard boat races for cancer


  Registration fee  Download your Registration Form  and get started today.

  $40 per boat with 2 paddlers

  $5 for each additional paddler

  Of course our goal is to have fun and most of all to raise lots of money for cancer research and cancer patient support.  So get some pledges and sponsors for your boat.  Get some extra checks for the fight against cancer.  If you do not want to race or build a boat please send a check made out to your cancer charity.  We are looking for corporate and company sponsors too! 

                                                Cardboard boat races

4120 Jackson Blvd

  White Lake, MI 48383  

 For ideas of who to write your check out to here is a list of Cancer Charities


Did you know?Child with cancer

  • One in 4 deaths in the US is due to cancer.. That is 585,720 cancer deaths in the US.
  • 159,260: Expected number of lung cancer deaths in 2014
  • 233,000: Number of men expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 – the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, aside from skin cancer
  • 136,830: Number of colorectal cancer cases expected to be diagnosed in 2014. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women.
  • Every 2 Minutes, a Woman in the U.S. Is Diagnosed With Breast Cancer.  1 in 8 women will get breast cancer
  • Every 33 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer. That's 43 children today, tomorrow, and every day

I lost my wife to breast cancer in 2010 after a 22 year battle.  I have had friends that have lost their lives from brain cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and multiple mylomia.  It is devastating to the families to lose their loved one.  But the worst is children with cancer.  I would go with my wife to some cancer treatments and to see the young children with shaved heads was heart breaking.  If you and I can help the cause of speeding up the cure for cancer then that would be great.

So send a check for the fight against cancer whether you are racing or not.  You make a difference.

This event is put on by the White Lake Inn and myself, Russ Ravary your lakes area realtor.

White Lake Inn             Russ Ravary    


Russ Ravary

Metro Detroit Realtor

cell (248)310-6239


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