Paddle for Humanity Announces 2013 Event Series

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Six events from coast to coast open to all skill levels

2013 Paddle for Humanity

“Every paddler who participates will make a positive impact for these very deserving organizations"

The 2013 Paddle for Humanity event schedule includes some of the nation’s most desirable paddling locations from coast to coast. The Stand Up Paddling, or SUP event series commonly referred to as Paddle for Humanity, has spread awareness of paddle sports and the philanthropic side of the paddling community over its five-year history. This year Paddle for Humanity includes six events from coast to coast and is open to all skill levels.

Paddle for Humanity is a philanthropic event that focuses on spreading the love of paddle sports while raising awareness and funds for charitable causes close to the heart of the paddling community. Over the past four years Paddle for Humanity has raised thousands of dollars for its non-profit partners. This year’s series will raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation, Best Day Foundation, LUNGevity, and Ocean of Hope. “Every paddler who participates will make a positive impact for these very deserving organizations,” says event director, Pete Stirling. Participants will select the organization of their choice to receive 20% of their registration fee.

This year’s event lineup will include the following locations:

  •     Deerfield Beach, FL, June 1st
  •     Minneapolis, MN, June 22nd
  •     Seattle, WA, July 20th
  •     Washington, D.C., August 31st
  •     Austin, TX, September 14th
  •     Newport Beach, CA, September 21st

Each location will feature a 5k paddle, a 10k paddle and a Rule 7 event that can include anything and everything in the name of good fun. To register for these events, visit, click on Events, select the event you are interested in and Register Now.

This years Paddle for Humanity national event series sponsors include, SUP ATX, LiftSUP, Destination Surf, Watermans Sunscreen, and Futures Fins. Additional local and national sponsorship positions are available – contact paddleforhumanity(at)gmail(dot)com for more information.

Paddle for Humanity is sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA).

About the Paddle for Humanity:

The Paddle for Humanity has raised more than $100,000 since its inception in 2009 and helped galvanize paddling communities across the country. The Paddle for Humanity is open to all paddle craft. For more info visit

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