Social Summit: USA Raft Teams host travel fundraisers at Broken Compass |

Social Summit: USA Raft Teams host travel fundraisers at Broken Compass

From left, co-founder of Broken Compass Jason Ford, Rob Ailshie of Breckenridge and Gary Bauer of Breckenridge hang out in the brewhouse during a fundraiser for the women's USA Raft Team on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Broken Compass.
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The men and women’s USA Raft Teams have been raising funds to travel to the 2014 R4 Rafting World Championships, taking place in Foz de Iguacu City, Brazil. Consisting of time trials, slaloms and head-to-head races, top rafters from around the country and the world will congregate in Brazil from Wednesday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 19, with more than 50 teams of male and female rafting experts competing for the championship.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, a fundraiser for the women’s team was held at Broken Compass Brewing in Breckenridge, with beer flowing and lots of raffle prizes, including paddling gear and an Arapahoe Basin season pass. Julie Sutton, Hali Sammis, Eva Lambert and Shahara Hansen comprise the women’s R4 team; the men’s team traveling to Brazil is John Anicito, Matt Norfleet, Jeremiah Peck, John Mark Seelig and alternate Todd Toledo.

The men’s team will host its own fundraiser at Broken Compass on Sunday, Sept. 28, starting at 3 p.m. For a $20 donation, receive two beers, barbecue from Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que and a raffle ticket to win another A-Basin pass and additional paddling swag. Can’t attend the fundraiser? View footage of the team in action and make a contribution at

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