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Sunshine Rafting Flows With ACS
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Sunshine Rafting Adventures continues to do its part in making a splash for the fight against cancer. For the fourth consecutive year, the local rafting business will partner with the American Cancer Society for its annual rafting trip.

“This is our fourth annual Raft for a Cure,” owner and avid rafter Shiloh Foust said of the event. “One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event are going back to the non-profit.”

The rafting trip along the Stanislaus River will be hosted this Saturday, June 6, departing from the Knights Ferry Recreation Area and concluding at Horseshoe Park. Check-in is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost for the annual event is $25.

“There were 300 tickets available,” Foust said, “and while we’ve sold quite a few, we want to sell out. Our goal is to raise $7,500.”

Foust shared that rafting on the calm Stanislaus is truly a family affair. Each raft may seat eight and children as young as 5 are permitted to attend. The $25 fee is a modified price to encourage increased participation for the non-profit. Seventy-five percent of the company’s rafts have been set aside specifically for Saturday’s ACS fundraising event.

“It’s a 5.5 mile self-guided rafting trip,” Foust said. “It’s a mellow year this year (regarding water conditions), which a lot of families are appreciating.”

Sunshine Rafting Adventures has been floating rafters down the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry for over 30 years. They are in operation seven days a week (in season). They offer self-guided tours which include paddles, boats, life jackets and shuttle service back to the origination point. Reservations or inquiries for regular business may be directed to 848-4800 or visit

The Fourth Annual Raft for the Cure event is by reservation only, which is handled by the American Cancer Society. For information on Saturday’s event or to reserve space, call Michael at 524-7241.