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GRB Chairman Finishes 1,000-mile Canoe Race

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Phil Saunders, GRB’s Chairman, embarked on an epic adventure last summer.  In July 2010, Saunders’ six-man team, the Sugar Creek Bears, paddled 17 hours a day for over a week on the Yukon River through Canada and Alaska.  RIT's alumni magazine profiled their odyssey


From the article in University News: Saunders, who at 73 was the oldest person ever to compete in the race, decided he would get out and build a dock out of driftwood so his teammates could stay dry carrying their gear out of the boat [as they landed on a muddy shoreline].  Everybody knows Phil as a team leader but he is also a team player,” says teammate Gerhard Munger. “He wasn’t asking someone to build it; he was doing the work.”  Read the rest of the article here.

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