Last year Tom Schilperoort started the tradition by donation original art for our Rivers For Change Fundraiser auction. It eventually sold for $500 and was the single most expensive item auctioned off. In an amazing act of Kindness, a racer out bit the race director so he could personally win it then give it to him.
Keeping to the tradition, we just got an amazing original hand carved wing kayak paddle donated by Victor DiNovi http://www.victordinovi.com/. (Who has had art on display at the Smithsonian, the White house and dozens of other equally noteworthy locations)
It is an absolute beauty and goes for over $1000 at the gallery. There are no words to describe the awesomeness of this.