(Austin, Texas) – What started on the sandy shores of California is ending in the heart of Texas. The Watermans Paddle for Humanity will hold the final event of the five stop 2012 series on Town Lake in Austin,Texas, September 15th. The Paddle for Humanity brings with it a unique mix of fun and competition that makes participation a must for all paddlers, from first time participants to the elite racer.

The impetus behind the Watermans Paddle for Humanity is bringing paddlers together. Never before has the community rallied as strong as 2012. "My favorite thing about this event is seeing all the paddlers… the experience of sharing something so fun with like minded people is amazing… everyone just comes together and has a blast," says event director and Watermans Applied Science brand manager, Pete Stirling. Over 600 participants and hundreds of spectators have attended Paddle for Humanity events in 2012, paddling everything from inflatable standup paddleboards with dogs on deck to the most high-end racing boards. 
 Bringing paddling to the people is nothing new for event sponsor SUP ATX, who has built a thriving business on bringing the new sport of standup paddling to Austin. "We are proud to be working with Paddle for Humanity," said SUP ATX CEO, Chris Dunn. "Our mission is to bring SUP from the oceans to the lakes and rivers around the world and Austin is the ideal city to showcase SUP." SUP ATX leads the way in making standup paddling affordable and accessible to all with their focus on quality, performance and price. SUP ATX will be hosting the event pre-party on Friday and holding a sale in conjunction with the event.

The Watermans Paddle for Humanity is a family-friendly event that caters to paddlers of all ages and skill levels. The fifth and final stop in the national tour will feature a 5K fun paddle and a 10K distance paddle, giving participants a tour of the downtown region. Austin will also feature the Chuck Patterson Rally, affectionately called the CPR by fans, is a spectator friendly event that promises to challenges the bodies and minds of competitors. Patterson will be attending the event.

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Register for the Paddle for Humanity now by clicking here.
To register for Chuck Patterson’s Paddle Clinic, click here.

For more information including dates, locations and registration visit: PaddleForHumanity.org

* The Paddle For Humanity is a sanctioned WPA event series. For more information visit: WorldPaddleAssociation.com

Media contact: paddleforhumanity@gmail.com