Jackson Kayak announces the appointment of Paonian Butler Cox as its ambassador for Boomer and Senior Programs. In addition to presenting programs for Jackson directed to older paddlers, Cox is spearheading an information clearinghouse on the Internet where older, beginning kayakers can learn about the sport in one location, rather than having to search all over the web.
"Our new site is called The Baby Boomer's Guide to Kayaking and will be up soon," said Cox.
He is also co-hosting kayaking clinics for older-age beginners along with Brandon Slate, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center in Salida. "Our first will be a two-day event with skills training, river reading, boat and gear demos," Cox says. "It will take place in conjunction with the annual PaddleFest in Buena Vista held by Colorado Kayak Supply on Memorial Day weekend." Earl Richmond, co-founder of Colorado Kayak Supply, is enthusiastic about the educational addition to PaddleFest. "Last year Butler held workshops for older paddlers which were eagerly received. The on-water training is an exciting addition to our event," said Richmond.
"We're hosting a bigger learning event in September that will last a week and take place at the famed Mt. Prince-ton Hot Springs Resort near Nathrop. In addition to skills and drills, river running, river surfing, safety, and other activities, participants will have available all the nifty features of the Mt. Princeton resort and can take advantage of the hot springs, therapeutic massages, yoga, and other health-oriented activities. This will be a real Fountain of Youth week," said Cox. "We'll really get a chance to show folks just how well kayaking can offset many effects of aging such as inflexibility and slowing mental abilities."blog comments powered by Disqus