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, 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!



Schedule
  • 8am Registration
  • 9am Pre Race Meeting
  • 9:30am - 6m racers depart – upriver to the Westport Bridge, twice. Buoys and kayakers will guide racers
  • 9:45am - 3m racers depart – upriver to the Westport Bridge and back to the dock
  • 10am - recreational paddlers depart – 1 hour fun paddle downriver to the Clipper B, and back to the dock
  • 11:30am lunch donated by local restaurants 
  • 12pm awards
  • 1pm How to SUP with Your Pup. A 1 hour program in which we assist you with getting your dog out on the water to enjoy a high tide paddle. You must be experienced and paddling.  Dogs under 100lbs or less.  $50 – donation to causes (also free to Veterans). 


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6 mile course: $50
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: $40
Upriver to the Westport bridge and back to the Downunder dock.
 
1 mile course: $25
Downriver to the Chipper B yacht – marked with a buoy and back to the dock – this is a fun paddle, not necessarily a race.

How to SUP With Your Pup clinic $50 - A 1-hour program in which we assist you with getting your dog out on the water to we enjoy a high tide paddle. $50 – donation to causes (also free to Veterans).  Must have experience, and dog 100lbs or less.

Pricing (All events free for Veterans)
575 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT

When:

Jul 8, 2018

Where:

Westport, CT