Wrightsville Beach Sea Kayak Race
to be held November 6th, 2004

Proceeds will benefit the NC Coastal Land Trust-
Wrightsville Beach, NC

On Saturday, November 6th , Great Outdoor Provision Company and Salt Marsh Kayak will join forces to present the 1 st Annual Wrightsville Beach Sea Kayak Race. The race will begin and end at 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach and will follow a course through the marshes across from this location. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. "Wrightsville Beach is a beautiful and popular place to paddle," said George Bland, Manager of GOP's Wilmington store. "Our customers requested this event, and we felt it would be a great way to thank them for their support. We think the race will be a huge success."

Colin Eagles, owner of Salt Marsh Kayak Company added, "We also saw this race as an opportunity to support the environment that makes this sport so special. Our decision to donate the proceeds to the NC Coastal Land Trust is only natural given that they are a local organization committed to the preservation of our coastal environment."

"We are delighted to partner with these two great companies," noted Bruce Watkins of the NC Coastal Land Trust. "The proceeds from this event will help in our continuing effort to protect special places along the coast." Entry forms for the race will soon be available at Salt Marsh Kayak Company on Wrightsville Beach, and at all seven of Great Outdoor Provision Company's North Carolina locations. The race will include touring and recreational divisions, as well as divisions for various age groups.

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Press and analyst contacts:   Lydia M. Fonvielle, Salt Marsh Kayak Company 910.509.2989 lydia@saltmarshkayak.com