Kool-Aid Jammers winner gets cake and trophies, too

Campbell Schukei, 8, celebrates as his boat "Birthday
Celebration" approaches the finish line during the finals of
the Kool-Aid Jammers Boat Races Friday at the Hastings

For Campbell Schukei of Hastings, the decision of which category to pursue in Friday's Kool-Aid Jammers Boat Races at Hastings Aquacourt was daunting. Having won last year's Best Theme contest, the 8-year-old found himself leaning toward defending his crown. But taking a run at the Jammers Cup trophy seemed like an exciting option to pursue also.

As it turned out, his cake boat was not only eye-catching, it also happened to be pretty darn fast, too. Schukei took first in both Theme and Jammers Cup categories on what he said was a pretty exciting day all in all.

"We did it first to just try to win the theme, but then it somehow got into third, second, and then first somehow," he said.

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