The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation will hold its ninth annual Paddle For A Cause Presented by J&L Amish Depot Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The World Paddle Association-sanctioned event has multiple divisions including a grueling 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island, and two social paddles going eight and four miles through the back bays of Atlantic City.
Cash Prizes for the 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island.
Men's SUP 14', Women's SUP, Open Prone Unlimited
1st - $1000
2nd - $500
3rd - $250
The 22.5-mile paddle around Absecon Island pits racers against one another to raise money for cancer while experiencing breathtaking views of the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and Lucy the Elephant.
The eight-mile and four-mile fun paddles are social experiences and has helped expand the sport of standup paddleboarding in South Jersey.
Registration is now open for all paddle divisions. Paddlers are required to raise a minimum of $200 prior to entry. The open division welcomes outrigger canoes, kayaks, surf skis and teams of paddlers. See thedrcf.com for information.
The event was founded in 2008 by Mike May and he designed the course to challenge competitors both mentally and physically and he adopted much of the course from the former Atlantic City Ocean Marathon, known locally as the “Round-the-Island-Swim.”
Once again will are welcoming all paddlers to come out and paddle in one of our many paddle classes and help raise much needed funds for individuals battling cancer.
There are two WPA-sanctioned race divisions for standup paddleboards - men 14-foot stock and women 14-foot stock.
Other paddlers that are welcome in the open division will include outrigger canoes, race kayaks, surf skis and team’s consisting of two but no more than six paddlers in unlimited standup paddleboard.
Check-in begins at 6:15 a.m. The 8-mile and 4-mile fun paddles will begin at 8:30 a.m. and registration begins at The after party is 4 p.m. at The Deck at Golden Nugget and is included with registration. After party is $25 all others and includes food, entertainment and awards ceremony.
If you live on the bay the DRCF encourages everyone to come out and cheer the paddlers on! You can also attend the finish or after party at the Golden Nugget where you can meet the athletes in person.
The Paddle for a Cause is a charity event whose proceeds assist people who are battling cancer. In the event of race or fun paddle cancellation due to weather the funds raised are not refundable.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.deanrandazzocancerfoundation.org for information.
The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation promotes cancer awareness and assists individuals battling cancer both emotionally and financially. To date, the foundation has raised more than $600,000 and donates 90 percent of its funds to individuals and organizations including the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey Cape Regional Cancer Center and AtlantiCare Cancer Center.
The foundation was created in 2001 when Dean Randazzo, a professional surfer from Atlantic City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Since successfully battling the disease four times, Dean continues his competitive professional surfing career, proudly representing the Garden State all over the world. The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is a New Jersey Non Profit and 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations by check should be made payable to DRCF and mailed to P.O. Box 149, Somers Point, NJ 08244.