The 6th Annual SEAPaddle NYC Event and White Water Evening is an opportunity to bring awareness and funding for SEA’s environmental projects and ancillary autism charities. The 2012 event will be held August 17.

The first event was conceived 6 years ago in 2007 and has grown substantially with each coming year. In 2012, it is SEA and the autism charities’ goal to raise $500,000 in donations and corporate sponsorships. The net revenue from these events is split between autism beneficiaries and SEA.

SEA Paddle NYC’s mission is to provide much-needed support for important causes in the world of autism and environmental activism. The Annual Paddle promises to be the largest and most action-packed paddle in the United States with appearances by Joel Tudor, David Chokachi, Izzy Paskowitz and other surprise guests.

For those interested in participating, but aren’t up for a 26.5-mile marathon, the new West Side Paddle is a short 4-mile paddle. The paddle takes participants from Pier 40 (Houston and West Street) along the west side of Manhattan to the finish at The Beast/Circle Line Pier 83. Teams are allowed; individual registration and fundraising goals remain the same.
Start time: 8:30 AM
Entry fee: $85 (does not include entry to the White Water Evening)
Minimum fundraising goal: $500

SEAPADDLE NYC (26.5 miles)
Our classic course is a non-competitive adventure paddle around New York City. SEA’s Annual Paddle will be an exciting, all-day event that boasts everyday athletes, celebrities and professional surfers participating in a 26.5-mile journey around the Big Apple. The event begins at Pier 40 (Houston and West Street) and finishes and Brooklyn Bridge Beach. Teams are allowed; individual registration and fundraising goals remain the same.
Start time: 7:30 AM
Entry fee: $265 (includes one entry to White Water Evening and free swag)
Minimum fundraising goal: $1,000

Race Option:
ELITE PADDLE RACE (26.5 miles)
The challenging race promises to test participants’ endurance as they compete to see who will be victorious in this marathon competition, which takes place simultaneously with the non-competitive SEA Paddle. Men and women from around the globe will gather to compete for bragging rights and prize money in this prestigious race around the awe-inspiring island of Manhattan. The event begins at Pier 40 (Houston and West Street) and finishes and Brooklyn Bridge Beach. Classes include 14′ and under SUP for males and females, as well as 18′ and under prone.
Start time: 7:30 AM
Entry fee:$365
Minimum fundraising goal: $1,000

Click here to learn how you can become a Virtual Paddler.
Click here to find out how you can follow the race by boat.

Evening Events:

Held at South Street Seaport’s – Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club for friends and family that just want to hang out, drink a beer, listen to music and watch all the athletes drag themselves out of the East River. No need to paddle, sweat or stress out. Just hang back and enjoy the spectacle. Who knows… maybe you’ll even get interviewed by the press. This event will cater to participants and support staff allowing everyone time to refuel with liquids, food and a shower while prepping everyone to take the party to the next level with the White Water Evening.

The White Water Evening is open to all participants, friends, family and anyone who wants to support autism awareness or SEA’s environmental causes. WWE is held on the third floor of the South Street Seaport viewing decks and catered by the famous Harbour Lights restaurant. Support SEA and our autism beneficiaries while having a great time reveling in the gorgeous night view of the Brooklyn Bridge, lower Manhattan and the East River. We ask that attendees wear ALL WHITE. The WWE will include an Award ceremony, silent auction featuring some one of a kind items, live music, great food and a top shelf open bar. This is a great way to end the day, share your adventures, stories and support a great cause.

* 100% of paddler donations are directed to the beneficiaries listed on the website.
$50 of White Water Evening ticket is tax deductible

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