United Way

Cardboard Boat Race Shows the Power of Community

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A boat stays afloat in the 2018 race.

Now in its eighth year, United Way of Jackson County’s annual cardboard boat race shows no sign of sinking from site.

What Floats Your Cardboard Boat? Race is a celebration of the fun and partnership that makes Jackson County great. This year, 16 boats put together by area businesses, schools and organizations will compete for awards—and the honor of staying afloat.

The race represents the collective power of Jackson County. Just as people bring their talents and energy to building cardboard boats, the work of United Way to transform our community–to make sure all people can become financially stable–requires the shared talents, energy and engagement of everyone.

The boats set sail on Friday, September 6, at 4 p.m. at Cascades Falls Urban Fishery, 1401 S. Brown St in Jackson. This year’s design theme is Food. Awards will be given for first and second places, as well as “Judges’ Choice” and “Most Spectacular Sinking.” Also, spectators can select a “People’s Choice” winner with dollar votes at the event.

Admission is free. We hope you’ll join us!