ACK provides free 24-hour kayak rentals and select discounts to US military veterans and current service men and women during a three day event Austin, Texas (November 05, 2013) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC announced today their plans to honor United States military veterans as well as active duty service men and women with a three day Veteran’s Day promotion which includes free rentals as well as discounts up to 20% off select items. “To all the men and women who have volunteered to serve their country, we at ACK want to show our appreciation for your sacrifices and dedication,” said Alan Ely, manager of the ACK Spring Store and Navy veteran, “I encourage veterans to take advantage of this opportunity to get out on the water – it’s an experience that always helps me find a release from the everyday stresses of life and I think it will for you as well.
We’re excited to announce that with help from our friends, the Island Adventurers, we at ACK will be organizing the Hobie Gulf Coast Island Club. This will be an opportunity to meet other Hobie Mirage Adventure Island and Hobie Mirage Tandem Island owners and share passions for the waterways and oceans of our world.
We’re getting excited about the Fly Fishing Film Tour and are sponsoring the film’s stop here in Austin on April 18th at the Paramount Theater. With so much excitement building about kayak fishing and especially fly fishing from kayaks, we are hoping to see even more ‘yak anglers at this year’s event than the last.
In the midst of our busy Demo Day schedule we’ve somehow found the time to get involved with two more local Austin events with some help from our friends at Saywer Paddles. We are talking about the Reel Paddling Film Festival and the Colorado River Ramble – two events we were involved with last year (see the 2012 Ramble Recap).
Here at ACK two of our favorite things are camping and paddling. That’s why, for the second consecutive year, we’re very excited to attend the Corpus Christi Paddlefest.
ACK recently sponsored the second annual Fun Fun Fun Fest Aqua Olympics at Fiesta Gardens in Austin, Texas. We were out promoting our SurfTech SUP lineup and of course our upcoming Demo Days, giving away some swag and hanging out with the good people of Austin, Texas.
ACK is excited to sponsor the second annual Aqua Olympics, an Austin original event involving a number of off-beat water competitions coupled with a festival on land that aims to be plenty of fun. The Aqua Olympics are associated with the popular music festival FunFunFun fest and are expected to bring close to a thousand in attendance!