(Orange County, Calif.) – The 2013 Paddle for Humanity event schedule includes some of the nation's most desirable paddling locations from coast to coast. The standup paddling event series, commonly referred to as Paddle for Humanity, has spread awareness of paddle sports and the philanthropic side of the paddling community over its five-year history. This year Paddle for Humanity includes six events from coast to coast and is open to all skill levels.
Paddle for Humanity is a philanthropic event that focuses on spreading the love of paddle sports while raising awareness and funds for charitable causes close to the heart of the paddling community. Over the past four years Paddle for Humanity has raised thousands of dollars for its non-profit partners. This year's series will raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation, Best Day Foundation, LUNGevity, and Ocean of Hope. "Every paddler who participates will make a positive impact for these very deserving organizations," says event director, Pete Stirling. Participants will select the organization of their choice to receive 20% of their registration fee.
This year's event lineup will include the following locations:
• Deerfield Beach, Fla., June 1st (register now)
• Minneapolis, Minn., June 22nd (register now)
• Seattle, Wash., July 20th (register now)
• Washington, D.C., August 31st (register now)
• Austin, Texas, September 14th (register now)
• Newport Beach, Calif., September 21st (register now)
Each location will feature a 5k paddle, a 10k paddle and a Rule 7 event that can include anything and everything in the name of good fun. To register for these events, visit PaddleForHumanity.org, click on Events, select the event you are interested in, and Register Now.
Paddle for Humanity is sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA).