Posted by: Ashley | June 1, 2010

2010 Ray McLain Scholarship Recipient Announced

Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corporation
Wausau Whitewater
For Immediate Release – May 28, 2010
Contact:  Ashley Knutson, Operations Manager
Phone: (715) 572-6197; E-mail: __________________________________________________________

2010 Ray McLain Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Ray McLain Paddling Scholarship Fund provides financial support to qualified up and coming paddlers from the Midwest and Wisconsin in the sports of whitewater kayak and canoe, enabling their pursuit of national and /or international medals. As Ray McLain committed so much of his time, efforts, and dollars over the years to help youth excel in the sport, Wausau Kayak / Canoe Corporation and Green Bay Paddlers United want this to keep his legacy going by administering the Ray McLain Scholarship Fund.

Hailey Thompson, Stevens Point, WI, is the recipient of the 2010 Ray McClain Scholarship. Thompson began paddling at the age of 12 and excelled quickly in the sport making the Senior National Team only two years later at the age of 14. In 2009, Hailey received the title of C-1W National Champion and placed 4th at the Pre-World Championships in Tacen, Slovenia.

This year Hailey has continued her success by keeping her spot as the best in the Nation for C-1W Whitewater Slalom. Hailey will represent the USA around the world at the 2010 World Cup Series in Europe, the 2010 Junior World Championships in Foix, France and the 2010 Senior World Championships in Tacen, Slovenia. At age 16, she is one of the top paddlers in the World and well deserving of the 2010 Ray McLain Scholarship.

For more information regarding the Ray McLain Scholarship Fund, please visit


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