Annual Ladies' Kayak Day event raises money for SPCA of Westchester
An annual tradition on the Hudson River is raising money for shelter animals in Westchester.
During a year of COVID-19-related lockdowns, some people had to get creative to find ways to get out of the house.
“I can't think of a better place to socially distance than in a kayak in the middle of the Hudson River,” says event volunteer Scott Craven.
Boating became very popular during the pandemic.
“You can’t buy a kayak these days. It’s very hard,” Craven says.
But now with COVID-19 restrictions lifted, there is a community of boaters - all to support a good cause. Ladies' Kayak Day in Ossining is back on this year. Al proceeds benefitting the SPCA of Westchester.
The annual tradition at the Schattemuc Yacht Club - started as an event just for women five years ago. But it is now drawing out families. Organizers say that 150 people have signed up.
The extra participants mean extra proceeds for the SPCA.