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Fundraiser at Lake McConaughy

Ogallala Rotary hosts “Kayak Big Mac”
Published: Nov. 7, 2020 at 11:26 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The sixth annual “Kayak Big Mac” took place at Lake McConaughy today. Participants gathered at Spillway Bay this morning around 9 AM to register for the event. After registration, the group of kayakers headed out to Morning Glory.

“I just love seeing everybody out here. Kayaking is my passion, I’m a kayak instructor so I love getting people out on the water and getting them to do it safely,” said event organizer Travis Byers.

Kayak Big Mac is an Ogallala Rotary Club fundraiser for water projects both locally and around the world. This year’s proceeds are being used to purchase life jackets for children. With high winds and cold water temperatures, the event took every precaution to ensure participant safety.

“We have dive rescue teams and Game and Park officials here to make sure everyone is safe and can have fun later in the year,” added Byers.

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