This last weekend I volunteered at the Fishing Tackle Unlimited Kayak Demo Day in Sugarland. We set up Saturday morning at The Club at Riverstone and started preparing for what was sure to be an eventful day. By 9:30 the plastic navy was lined up on the waters edge and ready for deployment. There was a huge stack of life jackets laid out on the ground (which would later prove to not be big enough) and the EZ-Up’s were waiting for the first potential customer of the day.
Things started out slow, but once word had spread the bank of that pond looked like front row seats at a rock concert. We had a DJ blasting tunes, the weather was perfect, and there were plenty of people willing to try their hand at paddle sports. At one point the crowd got so large that we realized our life jacket supply was not sufficient enough and so a special trip was made to the I-10 store for more.
At the end of the day we broke down camp and started re-loading the trailers. With paddles stored and kayaks stacked and strapped everyone began discussing the days events. I am unsure of the official headcount, but based on the number of wristbands left there were well over 300 people registered to paddle. That makes the inaugural Sugarland Demo Day a potential record setter.
At this point everyone was exhausted and ready to make it home for the last half of college football, a cold beverage, and a comfy recliner. Thanks to everyone who came out and made this event a huge success. If you missed out on this one, but would still like to paddle a kayak, join us at the next event in Cross Creek Ranch on October 10th.