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Cardboard boat regatta supports, enriches center for autism

Cardboard boat regatta supports, enriches center for autism

Jumping into a handmade, cardboard, two-person boat won't be a mistake come Aug. 12 – it'll be the organized plan of more than 25 local racing teams.

The Williamsburg Jaycees, a community leadership club for residents ages 21-40, is hosting its annual cardboard boat regatta on Saturday on the York River. The funds raised from the entry fees this year will go to benefit the One Child Center for Autism.

The Jaycees are introducing a new "Home Depot" challenge this year to accompany the usual racing heats — where teams paddle almost the length of two football fields in a contest for speed and flotation — as well as a pirate race, where boats who have survived the...

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