|Watermans Paddle for Humanity Heads to DC|
|Saturday, 11 August 2012 00:00|
George Town, DC - The Watermans Paddle for Humanity (PFH) is heading to Georgetown for the fourth stop of the 2012 series. The family-friendly event will also serve as the Mid-Atlantic Region 6 National Qualifier for the World Paddle Association, winners will earn entry into Septembers World Championships in Cabo San Lucas. The PFH has generated $48,000 in support of humanitarian causes, including the Navy SEAL Foundation.
The success of the series has been inspirational for all involved. “It has been a moving experience to see the local paddling communities coming together around a common cause,” said Race Director, Pete Stirling. Participants choose between over ten different non-profit organizations to receive 20% of their registration fee. Since April the PFH has generated $48,000.
The Watermans Paddle for Humanity is a family-friendly event that caters to paddlers of all ages and skill levels. The fourth of five stops in the national tour will feature a 5K and 10K paddle. Both events will be the Mid-Atlantic Region 6 National Qualifiers for the World Paddle Association, winners will earn entry into September’s World Championships in Cabo San Lucas.
New for 2012, the Chuck Patterson Rally, affectionately called the CPR by fans, is a spectator friendly event that promises to challenges the bodies and minds of competitors. The format of the CPR is unique to each location and promises to keep participants and spectators on their toes.
The DC event will feature a Friday afternoon paddle clinic with Watermans’ Slater Trout and Infinity Surf’s Dave Boehne, hosted by LiftSUP, at the Washington Canoe Club. The clinic will be followed by a social paddle and happy hour on the dock. Kona Brewing Company will host the pre-event party, pre-registration and bag pick up Friday night on the Sequoia Restaurant deck.
List of official Charities: http://www.paddleforhumanity.org/html/Charities.html
Register for the paddle clinic at: http://paddleclinicdc.eventbrite.com
Register for the Paddle for Humanity at: http://www.active.com
Sequoia Restaruant: http://www.arkrestaurants.com/sequoia_dc.html
Where to stay? Mention the Paddle for Humanity at the Key Bridge Marriott. For more information including dates, locations and registration visit www.paddleforhumanity.org.
**For more information including dates, locations and registration visit www.paddleforhumanity.org.
**The Paddle For Humanity is a sanctioned WPA event series. For more information visit www.worldpaddleassociation.com.
About the Paddle for Humanity:
The Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity has raised more than $50,000USD for charity since its inception in 2009 and helped galvanize paddling communities across the country. The PFH is open to all paddle craft. For more info visit www.paddleforhumanity.org.
About the Chuck Patterson:
Chuck Patterson is an inspiring person. He is 6’2” and weighs 220 pounds. He competes at the pro level in five different sports: stand up paddling, tow-in surfing, kite surfing, skiing and snowboarding. For more info visit www.chuckpattersonsports.com