4th Annual Stand Up for Veterans Charity Event 2018

A Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Fundraiser to Improve the Quality of Life of Our Veterans

July 8th, 2018

In 2015 we raised $3,937 through donations, registration fees, and sponsorships.  In 2016 we raised $6,482, and a 25% increase in the number of paddlers!  In 2017 we saw a 35% increase in paddlers, and doubled the amount we raised – in the range of $13,000.  The event benefited Companions For Heroes a 501c that provides therapy dogs to Veterans, and Help Our Military Heroes, a 501c organization that provides adaptive minivans for disabled Veterans. The 2018 event will once again benefit Help Our Military Heroes and a new beneficiary dedicated to training future service dogs for other injured comrades, Paws For Purple Hearts.

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!

  • 7:30am Registration
  • 8:30am Pre Race Meeting
  • 9am - 6m racers depart – upriver to the Westport Bridge, twice. Buoys and kayakers will guide racers
  • 9:15am - 3m racers depart – upriver to the Westport Bridge and back to the dock
  • 9:30am - recreational paddlers depart – 1 hour fun paddle downriver to the Clipper B, and back to the dock
  • 11am lunch donated by local restaurants 
  • 11:30pm awards

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Kyle Borsare3SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Kim Remetta4SUP 14'50+Guy
Jon Warner6SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Macdougall1SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Andrea Caldwell2SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sara Bliss5SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Kathy Warner7SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Layla Schlack8SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Regine Rossi9SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Plana Lee10SUP 12'6"18-49Girl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

6 mile course: $55
Upriver to the Westport bridge, back to a buoy in front of the Downunder dock, back to the bridge, finishes at the Downunder dock.

3 mile course: $45
Upriver to the Westport bridge and back to the Downunder dock.
1 mile course: $30
Downriver to the Chipper B yacht – marked with a buoy and back to the dock. Kids under 17 can race the 1 mile, 17+ is a fun paddle.

Pricing (All events free for Veterans and First Responders)
575 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880


Jul 8, 2018


Westport, CT