IRON?MOUNTAIN?- The YMCA will offer a one-day kayaking event on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Lake Antoine Park Boat Landing.
Kelly Allen of Kingsford will lead the event. Allen is a senior at Kingsford High School and a two-time gold medal champion of the Extremity Games.
The Extremity Games host events such as rock climbing, kayaking, and mountain biking for people with prosthetics or orthotics. Allen was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency and wears a prosthetic leg.
"Kelly is an inspiring athlete, I am sure those who attend our event will not only learn a lot about kayaking, but will also be inspired to overcome obstacles in their own life," said Aimee Tatangelo, YMCA program coordinator.
This event is open to beginners as well as avid enthusiasts. Kayaks and equipment will be provided to those who do not have their own equipment.
The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. with a special one-on-one and Q & A session from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The program cost with equipment is $35. If you bring your own equipment the cost is $10.
Register online at www.ddymca.com or call the YMCA office at (906) 828-3197.