Don't miss the boat! Laurel University's Cardboard Boat Regatta to benefit the United Way of Greater High Point takes place Saturday, April 26, 2014.
High Point, N.C. -- Laurel University students have built and are ready to race dozens of over-sized cardboard boats on Saturday, April 26, 2014 for a good cause.
Don't miss the boat! Laurel University's Cardboard Boat Regatta to benefit the United Way of Greater High Point takes place Saturday, April 26, 2014. WFMY News 2
Every year, water-worthy cardboard boats holding at least two people race in Laurel University's Cardboard Regatta.
Students Jordan Rousseau, Roman Hendricks and Luke Wright brought their boat to WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show Friday to give viewers a sneak peak at what they hope is their winning boat.
"We used a lot of cardboard, duct tape and glue to get this together," said Rousseau. "This is actually our second boat, the first one had water damage so we built this one in four days," added Wright.
The goal is to get across the lake before the cardboard boat turns into mush. While winners receive bragging rights, the ultimate reward belongs to the United Way of Greater High Point. This year, the Student Government Association (SGA) is donating all proceeds from the race towards the United Way's efforts in the High Point community.
Students will sell concessions, so although the event is free to the public, attendees should plan on buying a hot dog or two to help out.
Laurel University's 2014 Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held at the lake on the school's campus on Saturday, April 26th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information head to Laurel University's website, www.laureluniversity.edu.