March 2, 2012 – The Watermans Paddle for Humanity is building on four years of success by expanding to five events in 2012. The award winning series will feature multiple events on both coasts with stops in California, Florida, Washington D.C. and Texas – bringing coastal and inland paddling communities together for a good cause.
The success of the three-stop 2011 series and increasing demand for quality events has bolstered the Paddle for Humanities growth and united the paddling community. What was once a single grass roots event on the sands of Dana Point has grown into a five stop series that has connected paddlers with people in need in all parts of the world. In 2011 the Paddle for Humanity was recognized by the paddling community and awarded the SUP Magazine "Philanthropic Event of the Year" at the first annual SUP awards. The award highlighted the continuing efforts of the series and its founders, its reach in the paddling community and its professionalism in the execution of the events.
"[The Paddle for Humanity] has always been about creating an event that channels the posative energy of the paddling community towards a good cause. The support for the event series from the industry and the paddlers has been amazing," says founder and race co-director, Pete Stirling. "We are looking forward to continued growth in the coming years."
In addition to two new stops, the Paddle for Humanity will be rolling out a new multi-race format that feature events and activities for paddlers of all ages and skill levels.
For more information including dates, locations and registration visit Paddleforhumanity.org.
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* The Paddle For Humanity is a sanctioned WPA event series. Worldpaddleassociation.com.
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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 Paddleforhumanity.org.