The Hudson River Watertrail Association invites you to be a part of the 2nd Annual Paddle for the Cause benefiting Breast Cancer Research on September 9th, 2012.
Join us for a great day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for an excellent cause. Building on last years successful ‘poker- paddle’ fundraiser, we will follow an 11 mile course down this beautiful stretch of the Hudson River from Cold Spring to Peekskill (click here for a course map).
So, what’s the Cause? Net proceeds from the paddle, raffle and silent auction will benefit the Dr. Susan Love Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Your $45 entry gets you ACA insurance for the event, breakfast, sports-wicking t-shirt, picnic, and a raffle ticket. A guaranteed donation of at least $25 per entry is made to the Cause.
If you need to rent a boat we can help arrange that for you. For deyails and a coupon for discounted boat rental from Eastern Mountain Sports, click here.
If you're bringing our own boat, a free shuttle will ensure that you and your boat are together at the same place at the end of the day.
Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rank beginners, seasoned paddlers and teams of friends and co-workers are encouraged to join us.
** Registration is open at Active.com **
Poker Paddle Description: The poker paddle is an 11-mile fun paddle with 5 stops along the way where you'll pick up a single playing card. At the end of the paddle course, whoever has the best poker hand, wins! Poker paddlers start at 9:15 am.
Post-Race Picnic: And don't miss the fantastic post-race Picnic. Food will be free for all event participants and available for purchase for spectators and beer will be available from our newest sponsor, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.
Prizes: Fabulous prizes will be awarded for the best poker "hands". We'll also raffle off some great products from our sponsors!
Mandatory Gear: PFD's w/whistle Must be worn at all times. Poker Paddlers - 14 foot minimum boat with 2 bulkheads or 1 bulkhead and 1 bow flotation device. All competitors must sign a liability release waiver.
Suggested Gear: Water, sunscreen, hats, VHF Radio
If you're interested in raising additional funds for the Cause, know family and friends who would like to donate or you can't make the event we have set up a page on Crowd Rise to facilitate your efforts.
100% of the monies donated on this site will go to the Dr. Susan Love Breast Cancer research Foundation.
We are grateful to, and encourage you to support, the event's growing list of sponsors including:
Riverkeeper, Classic Harbor Line, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Kokatat, Working Harbor Committee, Shred Ready, Whole Foods, Mike Samuel Graphics, Hudson Valley Outfitters, Atlantic Kayak Tours, Hudson River Community Sailing, Zico, PowerBar, New York Distilling Company, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Johnson and Johnson, REI, Gerber Knives, Old Town, the Peekskill Trolly Company, Ardesia, Pert Plus, Long Island City Community Boathouse, Hi-Tec, Crunchies, Eastern Mountain Sports, New York Kayak Company, CRP Sanitation, Nuttin To It, more coming soon....