Have you considered starting a club at your school?
The Collegiate Kiteboarding Association has an East and West coast tour that runs through the school year. If you get in touch with any of the West coast clubs, IVKC @ UCSB/Cal Poly/USD, I'm sure you can start generating hype for a tour for the 2011/2012 year.http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=west+c
Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for the offer on the kite. Please send details to email@example.com
and definitely hit us up if you are ever in Florida!
Looks like a cool program but i assume the Liability would fall on the local college school and if it is for UNLV sadly the lake is in a Federal area (National Park Service) and requires several million dollar liability insurance and countless numbers of other government red tape rapes to deal with.
What type of research or qualifications does your organization require to make sure the person teaching is a qualified (*and hopefully a certified instructor though an accredited kiteboarding school) so the local areas you are operating at don't get the sport BANNED completely to all kite boarding like Lake Powell sadly has?
Any elevated sport INCLUDING kite boarding and kite tubing is banned from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area:http://www.nps.gov/applications/dige...ements&id=4557
Also, how do you come up w/ the value of the kite and how much you can deduct from taxes if donated?
Do you supply a shipping label to cover those costs?
What type of info do you give the person donating to use on their taxes and will IRS recognize your org and accept the deduction?
It's great to get new responsible kiters into the sport however, your www.collegiatekiteboarding.org
website is not working and the other website has very little info. So honestly it feels a bit shady if one would expect to get any kind of a deduction from IRS yet do correct me if im wrong with your non-profit org ID and credentials as i have a few old kites also i would be happy to donate for a tax write off.