AVON, Colorado " The Town of Avon has partnered with the Vail Daily and the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa to organize Avon's Big Air Shootout. This online video competition will be held from May 15 - July 15; kayakers capturing the best trick on video have a chance to win $2,500.
Kayakers will have two months to paddle the Avon Whitewater Park and take video of the tricks they are performing. They will then visit www.vaildaily.com and upload their videos. At the end of the competition, videos will be judged by a jury and the top male and female will be awarded $2,500 each.
"The Town of Avon's Whitewater Park is in fantastic shape and will give kayakers of all abilities the chance to improve on their skills," said Joe Blair from Untraditional Marketing, Inc. "Avon's Big Air Shootout will give kayakers the opportunity to perform the latest and greatest tricks in all three features as they change throughout the spring and early summer months."
The Town of Avon began building the Whitewater Park in the fall of 2006 and modifications and restoration continued in the fall of 2007. With the great snow during last season, the park promises to show off its true potential during runoff.
"The Whitewater Park in Avon was designed to run at different water levels for kayakers of all abilities. From Baby Bob to Bob Senior, the park will help those just starting to learn freestyle skills as well as test the best of the best. Avon's Big Air Shootout was formulated to give kayakers the chance to throw down in the park and give them a chance at the big cash purse," said Danita Chirichillo, the Town of Avon's special events coordinator.
To compete in the competition, kayakers don't need to sign up and there is no cost to enter. Athletes will go to the park at any time and take video of the tricks they are performing. The trick will be judged on technique, amplitude and difficulty of the trick. In addition to the cash purse, there will also be a People's Choice Award. For a complete set of rules and regulations, visit www.vaildaily.com.