Are you ready to ROCK!?

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REGISTRATION IS FULL!

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE EVENT TO CHEER ON OUR BOATS!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Inn at Harbor Shores

800 Whitwam Dr in St Joseph

Races Begin: 5pm 

Registration Fee: $250

SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER!

The fourth annual ‘Rock the Boat’ cardboard boat races will be hosted by Whirlpool Corporation on Thursday, July 18th at the Inn at Harbor Shores, with proceeds benefiting United Way of Southwest Michigan.  The life-size boats are made of cardboard, duct tape and polyurethane, and powered entirely by human paddling. The event is open to the public and there will be food and t-shirts available for sale.


THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD!

At this summer’s event, the People’s Choice Award will be presented to the team that raises the most money for UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN leading up the race. The winner takes home the new People’s Choice Traveling Trophy AND will present a $2500 check to one of United Way's funded partners of their choice! Any United Way Funded Partner that signs up will have the choice to take home the $2500 for themselves or donate it.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TEAMS REGISTERED!

After you register your vessel, you will be provided your own fundraising portal where you can get started!

See the full list of funded partners.


GRAB YOUR CARDBOARD!

You can pick up cardboard at the following address. But PLEASE call before you stop by: 269-487-3060

Address: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, 2000 1st Street Building C, Riverside, MI 49084


SO FAR, SO GOOD! Here’s who’s boating!

  1. United Way of Southwest Michigan (VOTE)

  2. Children’s Music Workshop (VOTE)

  3. Wipro Limited - The Bot II (VOTE)

  4. Southwestern Michigan College #1 (VOTE)

  5. Southwestern Michigan College #2 (VOTE)

  6. Whirlpool - Law Department (VOTE)

  7. Whirlpool - Global Materials Group (VOTE)

  8. Whirlpool - Sales (VOTE)

  9. Spectrum Health Lakeland (VOTE)

  10. Kinexus (VOTE)

  11. Lindberg/MPH (VOTE)

  12. Well of Grace Club H2O (VOTE)

  13. Pier 1000 Marina (VOTE)

  14. Holt Bosse (VOTE)

  15. St. Joe Today (VOTE)

  16. The Inn at Harbor Shores (VOTE)

  17. Union Home Mortgage (VOTE)

  18. Palisades Nuclear NAYGN (VOTE)

  19. RMB Capital (VOTE)

  20. Wells Fargo (VOTE)

  21. Abonmarche (VOTE)

  22. AEP, D.C. Cook Plant (VOTE)

  23. United Federal Credit Union (VOTE)

  24. 1st Source Bank (VOTE)

  25. Honor Credit Union (VOTE)

  26. Starks Family Funeral Homes (VOTE)

  27. Gast Manufacturing Boat #1 (VOTE)

  28. Gast Manufacturing Boat #3 (VOTE)

  29. Gast Manufacturing Boat #4 (VOTE)

  30. Gast Manufacturing Boat #5 (VOTE)

  31. Gast Manufacturing - Gast Leadership (VOTE)

  32. Gast Manufacturing - Gast Interns (VOTE)

  33. Gast Manufacturing - Just Add Water (VOTE)

  34. Four Winds Casinos (VOTE)

  35. YMCA of Southwest Michigan (VOTE)

  36. Blossomtime Festival (VOTE)

  37. Whirlpool - Noel’s Ark II (VOTE)

  38. Alex’s Veggies - Maized and Cornfused (VOTE)

  39. The Livery (VOTE)

  40. Chemical Bank (VOTE)

  41. Whirlpool (GPO Finance) - Unsinkable III (VOTE)

  42. Edgewater Bank (VOTE)

  43. Lake Michigan College (VOTE)

  44. Overture (VOTE)

  45. Whirlpool - TCS (VOTE)

  46. Whirlpool - The Planning Pontoon (VOTE)

  47. Whirlpool - SeaPG (VOTE)

  48. Whirlpool - International Logistics Team (VOTE)

  49. Anytime Fitness - Stevensville (VOTE)

  50. Nahin/Dunstan Family - Sea Dog (VOTE)

  51. Pepsico (VOTE)

  52. Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland - Vantastic (VOTE)

  53. PhycoTech, Inc. (VOTE)

  54. Whirlpool (Dryer Subsystems) - Lodz you believe they left the Hangout (VOTE)

  55. Whirlpool Women’s Network (VOTE)

  56. Whirlpool Dryer Platform - Floaty BoaTRS (VOTE)

  57. Whirlpool St. Joseph Tech Center - Whirlpool SJTC (VOTE)

  58. North Pier Brewing Company (VOTE)

  59. Whirlpool - Edgewater Tech Center / Cooking Organization (VOTE)

  60. Whirlpool Creative Services - Put a Cork in it (VOTE)

  61. Whirlpool Corporation Sales Training - Margaritaville (VOTE)

  62. Whirlpool Laundry Product Marketing - Record Breaking (VOTE)

  63. Whirlpool GIS - Gone Phishing (VOTE)

  64. Whirlpool CXC (VOTE)

  65. Accenture (VOTE)

  66. ZIM American Integrated Shipping Services Co. LLC (VOTE)

  67. Whirlpool R & B Channel 1 (VOTE)

  68. Whirlpool R & B Channel 2 (VOTE)

  69. Martin’s Supermarket Store 23 (VOTE)

  70. Capgemini (VOTE)

  71. Whirlpool / NAR Quality - Relentless (VOTE)

  72. The Alex Mandarino Foundation (VOTE)

  73. Whirlpool NAR Finance (VOTE)

  74. Whirlpool BHTC - Boaty McBoard Face (VOTE)

  75. *** Whirlpool BHTC - Soggy Bottom Persons (VOTE)

*** The Bonus Boat - Registration is now closed


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Rock the Boat has become one of the fastest growing events in Southwest Michigan.  Launching in 2016 at The Inn at Harbor Shores, RTB saw 5 cardboard boats compete in its inaugural year.  Last summer, in its 3rd run, the event put 64 boats into the water!  It is now one of the biggest cardboard boat competitions in the Midwest.  The number of spectators has grown exponentially as well, with more than 3,000 people making their way down to the marina last summer to join in on the fun.  RTB offers our sponsors tremendous visibility and brand awareness.  Through radio advertisements and social media posts to recognition on the shoreline jumbotron, there are countless opportunities for our event sponsors to see a return on their investment. 

View the sponsorship levels and benefits.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Ryan Cheevers


Want to receive email alerts about the event? Sign up here!

For immediate assistance or any other inquiries, please contact Ryan Cheevers: ryan@unitedwayswm.org

 

SPONSORS

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Landlubbers only!

You don’t need a boat to be a part of the Rock the Boat team! We need boots on the ground to make Rock the Boat the incredible community-building experience that it is.

Volunteer here!

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