YOLO Board Announces Annual Relay Series

Plans for the 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series are in full swing and the standup paddleboard (SUP) company is excited to announce this year's presenting sponsor and race schedule. Longtime SUP enthusiasts Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals and Sales has signed on to be this year's title sponsor for the popular series, which promises a freshened mix this season with multiple locations and a tighter lineup of three monthly relay races.

"We are very excited to be this year's presenting sponsor of the YOLO Relay Series," said Taylor Williams, president of Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals and Sales. "Either as spectators or competitors, everyone at Sandcastle Escapes has enjoyed participating in this popular event, so it is our pleasure to partner with YOLO Board to continue to bring this fun community tradition."

Photo: Shelly Swanger

Photo: Shelly Swanger

The 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series will feature relay-style competition between male and female teams of three in a recreational division. The fun-filled series includes racers of all skill levels and ages, from juniors to seniors, vying for the coveted champion title, while rallying in friendly competition out on local waters.

This year's event will include giveaways, refreshments, and kids activities, as well as a welcomed new division to the race program dedicated to Special Olympics Florida SUP athletes from Okaloosa and Walton Counties. A strengthened supporter of Special Olympics since 2012, YOLO Board's mission is to make SUP accessible and easy for area athletes.

Photo: Shelly Swanger

Photo: Shelly Swanger

Scheduled races (weather permitting) are set for the following dates and locations:
May 29th at YOLO Board Adventures at the WaterColor BoatHouse
June 19th at Oyster Lake in Santa Rosa Beach (tentative)
July 17th at YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin in Miramar Beach

Paddlers will compete on YOLO 12' recreation boards provided for complimentary use to racers by YOLO Board during each event.

"The relay series has always been about fun and community spirit and this season will no doubt be a continued celebration of that," adds YOLO Board co-founder Jeff Archer. "We're looking forward to mixing things up this year with new locations and paying tribute to the last six years of community support. The sponsors, racers and spectators are why we're able to bring this super fun event back each year, and we're grateful to have the support of Sandcastle Escapes as our lead sponsor this year."

YOLO Board is currently seeking both community sponsors and race teams for this year's series. For racers, the one-time race entry fee is $180 per three-person relay team ($60 per person). Complimentary 2014 signature event t-shirts will be provided for each participating team at the debut race on May 29th.

For sponsorship opportunities or to sign up for a race team, call: 850.622.5760
Or, email: tresha@yoloboard.com.

For more information, visit: YOLOboard.com
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