"Float for Hope" Fundraiser Hits the Missouri River - Quimby's Cruising Guide

“Float for Hope” Fundraiser Hits the Missouri River

A 120-mile fundraising trip called “Float for Hope” down the Missouri River is being planned by employees of Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel to benefit Give Kids The World (GKTW).

GKTW Village is a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The hotel’s staff has set a goal of raising $25,000 and invites the general public to take part in the ice cream social at the launch of the expedition set for Thursday, June 13, beginning at 12:00 p.m. and the welcome home reception on Friday, June 14th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.

“The Float for Hope concept is such a unique idea, and we are thrilled to be associated with the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel,” said Pamela Landwirth, GKTW’s president. “This event gives participants the chance to enjoy a day of fun while helping the precious children and families we serve.”

The hotel staff is building a replica of a Lewis and Clark-style, flat-bottom boat set to launch from the Noren Access Boat Ramp adjacent to downtown Jefferson City. The hotel’s management company and leadership team will serve as navigators and pilots. The journey will start in the current Missouri Capital and conclude in the state’s original capital of St. Charles with a Welcome Home Reception at the Renaissance St. Louis. The event schedule is:

June 13, 2013

Noon – Ice cream social

1:00 p.m. – Float for Hope launches in Jefferson City

June 14, 2013

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Welcome Home Party that includes auctioning of the boat, live music, silent auction, food & fun at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

To participate in this fun event for a worthy cause, or for information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.floatforhope.com.

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