EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta "Anything That Floats" race will take place July 4 at 11 a.m. at the Point State Park launch; event proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter.
Teams are invited to build creative home-made water crafts to compete in a race around the Point. Vessels must be human powered and should not be commercially designed for water.
The race will begin at the Point State Park launch and will end at the Point State Park wharf. Teams may push, pull, paddle, shimmy or sway their vessel to the finish line.
The winning team will receive a trophy and dinner and a limousine for the entire team at the new The Rivers Casino opening night (must be at least 21). The Best Decorated Float will receive a plaque, Pittsburgh Pirate tickets for the whole team and $100 in downtown restaurant gift certificates. The winner of the Sinker Award, which is given to the craft with the best sink, will receive a plaque and Regatta apparel.
There is a $100 registration fee (per team) to participate in the race and all proceeds from the event will help the Arthritis Foundation fund programs for people with arthritis, public health education initiatives and local-research grants.
For more information, a list of rules or to register for the race visit http://anythingthatfloats.kintera.org, or call the Arthritis Foundation at 412-566-1645. A full list of Regatta activities is available at www.threerivers regatta.net.