United Way of Elkhart County made a huge splash with their 10th annual Great Cardboard Boat Race held on August 23, 2019!
This year's event set records for crowd size, number of cardboard boats built and raced, and funds raised for United Way of Elkhart County. According to an estimate by the event organizers, over 1,500 people came on to cheer 54 boat teams as they competed for the travelling Grand Champion trophy. Through crowdfunding, sponsorships, and other fundraising methods, over $80,000 was raised to improve the lives of working families in our community and to kick start United Way of Elkhart County's annual fundraising campaign.
Goshen Health took home the first place trophy. Major event sponsors included Welch Packaging, LaSalle Bristol, and Green Stream Company.
Want to get involved in next year's race? Click here for info about the 2020 Great Cardboard Boat Race!