The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department will hold its First Annual Teen Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday October 16, 2010 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come and test your creativity and boat building skills. All teens in Jr. High and High School are encouraged to race in the school Challenge Award! This event is free to all participants; supplies will be provided. The smiles will be Big! The Laughs will be loud! The competition will be exciting! The Boat Regatta will be held at the Paul Nelson Aquatic Center, you must register to participate.

Spectators and media personalities are welcome as well as parents, mentors and city officials are encouraged to attend this community outreach event. Registration is held either at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center or the Recreation & Parks Department Administration office until October 1, 2010.

Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, 925-0951, ext. 519