Everglades Challenge(s)

PADDLER: Shane Perrin

If you were robbed of your necessary gear in the middle of the night during an eight-day, 300-mile stage race would you quit? Shane Perrin almost did during the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, yet another grueling paddling race in which Perrin was the first standup paddler to enter. He said he was done, via Facebook, because he didn’t have the necessary gear to continue. The post rallied his supporters, however, and soon Perrin had enough in donations and borrowed schwag to keep going. He finished the race and continued on another 100 miles past the finish line to Key West to raise awareness for tissue and organ donation. Because that’s how Perrin rolls.