The Kenai River Sportfishing Association's (KRSA) 10th Anniversary Kenai River Classic was another million-dollar event this year, so as a tribute to the army of volunteers that make the Classic possible, KRSA decided to hold an appreciation event they called an Appreciation Olympics Barbeque.
"We decided to show our appreciation to all the volunteers for all the time and effort they put into the many events that make the Classic such a success each year," said Dan Mortenson, KRSA board member. The Olympics included a four-wheeler trailer back-up competition, a "fly" in the jeans casting challenge, salmon shoe toss, and fish spawning race for the six teams.
"We had some great prizes, but it was mainly to have some fun and a chance to get to know each other better and of course to thank all this great bunch of volunteers that are so dedicated to saving our Kenai River," added Mortenson. Funds raised at the annual Classic are used throughout the year for education, habitat rehabilitation and preservation of the Kenai River.
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