In May I head to Zimbabwe to paddle a canoe 186 miles in 10 days across Lake Kariba as part of a team of 8 paddlers. Situated on the Zambezi River to the North of Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba nestles in the Zambezi Valley where the mighty river was dammed in 1958 to provide hydroelectric power. The Zambezi River is considered by many to be the worlds most dangerous river inhabited by predatory animals, hippos and crocodiles infest its waters. Lion, elephant, leopard and Cape buffalo still graze and hunt on its shores. In July, 2021, I mountain biked with the Old Legs Tour (www.OldLegsTour.com) where we peddled 1800 miles from Zimbabwe to Uganda over 30 days to raise funds for a Zimbabawe charity, ZANE. I have decided this year to bring my fundraising efforts closer to home and have teamed up once again with The Old Legs who trade their peddles for paddles for this epic crossing and are able to provide the logistical support for the venture. This is not a relay, each memebr will paddle the entire 186 miles.
Please help support this epic yet highly dangerous venture as I set out to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. I am originally from Zimbabwe and well aware of the perils and danger involved. I feel that the risk is well worth the opportunity to raise funds to give hope to people with physical disabilities.
Thank you - Bill Prentice