We had some 45 paddlers get onto the Rio Grande to help celebrate Dia del Rio in style!! Huge THANK YOU 🙏🏽 to: - Councilmen George Altgelt, District VII and Alex Perez, District III for helping lead this event; - Ricky Rodriguez of Laredo Kayak and Dr. Tom Vaughan for all the boats, their expertise and for getting everyone launched safely!; - Erica of the Outlet Shoppes; - Johnny Rockets for the food; - Blasita Lopez and City of Laredo for the shuttles; and - Memo Trevino and Southern Distributing for making the after-pachanga a blast!! This was a tremendous event that created so much enthusiasm for paddling and generated lots of exposure for the river (our ONLY source of drinking water) and our nonprofit organization. TY to RGISC staff for all their hard work, RGISC board members Juan Livas, Adrian Zapata, and Danny Gunn and all the wonderful volunteers who were present today (Masi Mejia, Gilbert Pena, and the Laredo Women’s Football team, and others!!) We will be doing this again soon!! Please see below for a photo slideshow from the event.
Rio Grande International Study Center 1 West End Washington St. Bldg P-11, Laredo, Texas