Yolo hosts Paddle Meet & Greet with Ben Stokesberry Saturday Nov 5, 2011

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    YOLO Board To Host Paddle Social Meet & Greet with “Kadoma” Filmmaker Ben Stookesberry

    YOLO Board is a proud sponsor of this weekend’s 11th Annual MountainFilm Festival at WaterColor Inn & Resort! Join us for a ‘paddle social meet & greet’ with special guest “Kadoma” filmmaker Ben Stookesberry on Saturday, November 5th from 1-3PM at the WaterColor BoatHouse. Kayaks and canoes provided by WaterColor Resort (while supplies last) and YOLO boards will be available for rent for $15 (or BYOB). Call 850.259.1990 ahead to reserve your board today!
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    “Kadoma" was a nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who had explored some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December of 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck. Coetzee was paddling tip to tail in between the other two men when a fifteen-foot crocodile surfaced silently and swiftly pulled him underwater. He was never seen again. The cover story for Outside magazine’s February 2011 issue, the horrific story is now recounted in this tense documentary that was directed by Stookesberry. View the “Kadoma” trailer here: http://youtu.be/CjEvHiXiNvo

    A Class V expedition kayaker and an Eddie Bauer sponsored athlete, Stookesberry has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and NBC’s Today Show, and was named National Geographic Adventure Hero of the Year in 2007. He has amassed more first descents than anyone in his generation: 110 firsts in 22 countries.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mountainfilmfl.com or call 850-534-5008.
     
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