On August 29, 2016, TriAd Marketing & Media sponsored and participated in the 18th Annual Kiwanis Charity Regatta. The Kiwanis Charity Regatta is a fund-raising event that generates fun, enthusiasm and community spirit on behalf of childhood literacy. Businesses, like TriAd, and community leaders use super-soaker water guns to propel their decorated “yachts” across a large wading pool. Several heats help determine the prime contenders for the final event. The winner gets $1,000 donated to the charity of their choice.
Proceeds support the Summer Reading Club of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the many charitable activities of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus. Kiwanis Club of Columbus gives approximately $80,000 annually to the community as a result of its fund-raising efforts. These funds go to a variety of organization, mainly focusing on improving the lives of children and their families. Dave Keller, President of TriAd, is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus.
The yacht submitted by TriAd Marketing & Media was created and designed by the talented, Eric Brown is shown below. “This year’s design presented more of a challenge with the paint job than the actual building, it was my first attempt at creating a weathered look. But as always, a lot of fun! Fun side note: The bolts are actually googly eyes, if you shake the boat you can still hear them rattle around”, said Brown.
TriAd was not victorious this year, but we still have a great time at such an amazing event. We can’t wait return next year! Check out all the pictures from the event below.