Chuck Patterson, Connor Baxter, Jamie Mitchell and others join forces in support of the Paddle for Humanity
(Orange County, CA) – The world's top paddlers have committed to compete in the first stop of 2012 Watermans Paddle for Humanity on April 28th, in Dana Point, Calif. Molokai-2-Oahu world champions Conner Baxter and Jamie Mitchell will be joined by elite athletes Chuck Patterson, Rob Rojas and Slater Trout in showing their support for the award-winning philanthropic race series. Chuck Patterson is headlining Saturday morning's event, and will be unveiling the "Chuck Patterson Signature Series Rally Race" – a unique format designed to challenge the skill, fitness and adaptability of each athlete.
You don't have to wait until Saturday to meet this all-star lineup. Kona Brewing will be hosting a pre-party Friday night, April 27th, at the Doheny Double-Tree. 10x World Champion and Battle of the Paddle Champion, Jamie Mitchell will preview his new movie, "Decade of Dominance" documenting his 10 consecutive Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championship wins. Mitchell will be on hand to share his experiences and signing few autographs. Patterson, Baxter and Trout will also preview their movie "H2Indo", along with a full screening of the 2011 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championship race featuring many of the athletes. The party starts at 5PM in the upstairs lounge.
"Decade of Dominance" and "H2Indo" will premier as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday night.
The 2012 Waterman's Paddle for Humanity will consist of five stops: April 28th in Dana Point, June 2 Deerfield Beach Florida, July 7th Lake Tahoe, August 25th Washington DC and Sept 15th Austin Texas. Our stated goal is to raise $100,000 for our non-profit partners while raising awareness to their causes and introducing communities to the sports of Paddling.