What do you get when you mix ship-making and cardboard, and then set sail? Most of the time, the answer is a soggy mess.
But in Elkhart on Friday, it was all about raising awareness for a good cause.
A dozen competitors ventured into the water with some precarious looking sea-vessels to kick off the United Way of Elkhart County's 2012 campaign.
12 boats made only of cardboard, duct tape and spray paint raced around the LaSalle Bristol Corporate Pond.
The event helps the United Way bring attention to the beginning of their fundraising efforts for the coming year and have a little fun before all the hard work gets underway.