In September 2014, Garrett County hosted the Deep Creek 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships. Garrett County’s generosity was demonstrated through a campaign called Garrett County Gives, a charity program created by Brenda Brosnihan of  Brenda’s Body Shop in Oakland to support local charities by pairing each charity with a US/Canoe/Kayak Team athlete who signed a bandanna which was then customized for each charity by color. Garrett Mentor’s Charity Athlete was Michal Smolen!  Find out more about Michal and his accomplishments at

The bandannas were sold to raise money for each charity represented. Along with Garrett Mentors, local charities included under the Garrett County Gives umbrella were House of Hope, Cindy’s Fund, Landon’s Library, GC Humane Society, Garrett Trails, I Can Swim!, and Broken Roads Associates.Brenda’s Body Shop dancers campaigned for the cause by dancing the “Bandanna Dance!” at various events since Autumn Glory 2013 and leading up to the Deep Creek 2014 Championships!

Thank you so much to Deep Creek 2014 and Garrett County Gives for allowing us to be part of this awesome event!


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