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ACK Ignites Outdoor Adventure in the Community through Paddlesport Exploration

Austin, Texas – August 13th, 2013 – Outdoor retailer Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC., announces its 6th Annual Fall Kayak Demo Days & Outdoor Exposition. Each of ACK’s physical store locations will host its own event with Austin and North Houston (Spring) on September 14th and 15th, and Houston and San Marcos on September 21st and 22nd. In addition to providing over 90 kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards to test-paddle, this expo will also offer informative and educational clinics for attendees.

Catering to outdoor enthusiasts ranging from the seasoned angler to the novice paddler, ACK Demo Days creates a platform for anyone interested in paddlesports to ask questions, receive product guidance, try out different models and expand their knowledge about the sport. Educational clinics will be held throughout the day by knowledgeable ACK staff members and select industry manufacturers covering topics such as “How to Paddle”, “Fly Fishing from a Kayak”, “Paddling Safety” and “Basecamp Basics.”

“There is no such thing as an all-around, perfect boat so it is hard to know which will be your perfect fit. Each has its own strengths and downfalls depending on where and how you plan to paddle,” explains ACK Marketing Director, Kelly Leff. “The key is getting it on the water so you can get a true feel for how it paddles and what your comfort level is. Demo Days gives people the convenience of doing that with a variety of makes and models all at one time.”

ACK’s Kayak Demo Days & Outdoor Exposition is held bi-annually in the Spring and Fall seasons. Running for its 6th consecutive year, this event is open to the general public. Additional information and maps to each location can be found at

Dates & Locations

Austin Hyde Park Quarry September 14th & 15th Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm N. Houston (Spring) Conroe, Texas September 14th & 15th Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm Houston Independence Park September 21st & 22nd Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm San Marcos Texas Ski Ranch September 21st & 22nd Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm

About MSP Holdings, LLC

MSP Holdings, LLC operates Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), an award-winning paddlesports and outdoor retailer and Rack Boys a vehicle rack and sports travel outfitter dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. Both retail outfits are based out of the central Texas area, with their respective online stores at and and within four physical locations in Austin, San Marcos, Spring and Houston, Texas.

For more information about Austin Canoe and Kayak, contact:

Kelly Leff
Marketing Director
Tel: 512-687-3010