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$95,000 in Donations Made as of November 1, 2014
The One Square Mile of Hope Committee is proud to announce that so far we have made donations totaling $95,000 from this year's event. $75,000 has gone to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and $20,000 to the Foundation for Upstate Medical University.
Myra Biblowit, President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with our check for $75,000
Click here to read The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's letter of thanks
Members of the One Square Mile of Hope Committee present our check to Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, NY
Click here to read Upstate Cancer Center's letter of thanks
Thanks to all of you who participated in and/or supported One Square Mile of Hope 2014. More donations will be given following conclusion of poster, t-shirt and hat sales.
Placid RapidFire: Betty Harig, Henderson Harbor, NY
Eddyline Samba: Rick Niziol, Wyoming, NY
Necky Eliza: Janet Butler, New Hartford, NY
BFC Edition Transition Klunker Throwback Mountain Bike : Chuck Lewis, Skaneateles, NY
Inlet’s Guinness World Record Attempt September 13, 2014
Despite the cool, damp weather, over 3,150 boats with participants from 31 states, 2 Canadian Provinces, Thailand and Belgium converged on Fourth Lake in Inlet, NY on September 13 to shatter the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and guideboats.
The raft, held together only by hands, fulfilled a Guinness rule by free-floating for at least 30 seconds. A seaplane carrying photographer Nancie Battaglia flew overhead capturing what will become Inlet’s third record-breaking event. A second plane piloted by Jim Payne, containing videographer Lori Diemer, recorded the moment for the Guinness Committee. Earlier, videographer Eric Mishalanie with the assistance of Casey Hamlin recorded the entry process as each boat picked up a numbered sticker and moved into the raft-up area.
All of this video and photographic evidence has been sent off to London so that Guinness can verify the accuracy of the count.
One Square Mile of Hope Committee co-chairs Carolyn Belknap and Connie Perry thank the committee members, Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, and our participants and sponsors for their dedicated support that made our success possible.
Inlet has once again lived up to its title of “The Little Town That Could,” and did.
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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND BRAVED THE WEATHER WITH US FOR AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.
OUR COUNT, WHICH IS CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED BY GUINNESS, IS 3150 BOATS RAFTED TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
BLACK EMBROIDERED HATS AND T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ORDERING.
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Thanks to Clark Lubbs of the Starving Artist Gallery in Old Forge for taking some amazing photos on the ground and on the water yesterday. Click here to take a look.
And many thanks to Will Sillin for standing on top of Rocky Mountain for 3 hours and putting together this incredible time lapse video. You have to get chills watching this, especially if you were there