A Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Fundraiser to Improve the Quality of Life of Our Veterans
July 8th, 2017
In 2016 we raised $3,937 through donations, registration fees and sponsorships, benefiting Companions For Heroes a 501c that provides therapy dogs to Veterans. Our sincere thanks to everyone that participated and supported this event, in particular, our main sponsor Fairfield County Bank. This year we have already raised over $4,000 and hope to greatly increase that number as we get closer to the event!
We continue to support Companions For Heroes and have added Help Our Military Heroes, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides adaptive minivans for disabled Veterans (read more about this amazing local organization)
At Downunder, we see on a regular basis the calming and healing power of the water, how it reduces stress and relaxes people, and animals. We are huge supporters of getting people and dogs on the water. We even have our own store mascot – Fin, a Bernese Mountain Dog!
Paddle Boarding and Kayaking can be great workouts or just something fun to do. Both help to develop skill, confidence, and a feeling of empowerment. Join us on July 8th, recreationally or competitively!