Paddle for the Promise

Enjoy a day on the bay for charity!

Fort Walton Yacht Club invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual “Paddle for the Promise” Standup Paddleboard Race to benefit Covenant Hospice. This event will be held at our gorgeous location on Choctawhatchee Bay Saturday, August 9, 2014. A series of races for all skill levels and ages will be held beginning at 9 a.m.

There will be four divisions of racers: Men, Women, Youth, as well as three race classes: 14 ft, 12'6, and Surfboard. In addition to our 5-mile and 1-mile races, we will also offer a relay for three-person teams. And to top it all off, a hilarious SUP jousting tournament is sure to make waves as adventurous competitors clad in their most creative costumes attempt to knock one another in the water.

Between races, you and your entourage can check out our event sponsors’ booths or browse items offered for sale by our vendors. Children will also love this event, as there will be plenty to see and do. The Yacht Club includes areas perfect for splashing and swimming, as well as a playground.

Stick around for the post-race celebration, which will be held onsite this year! Chill out and enjoy food and drinks as you groove to live music. After the awards ceremony, we’ll announce the winner of our awesome prize drawings, which includes a Starboard "Atlas" paddle board courtesy of Dog House Surf Shop!

Paddle for the Promise supports a local non-profit that makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of so many hurting families in our community. 100% of the funds raised by Paddle for the Promise will stay in our area and enable Covenant Hospice staff and volunteers to provide compassionate care to those facing a life-limiting illness – regardless of ability to pay.

Further, your support of this event means that Covenant can offer a number of services for the family members and caregivers of our patients, to help ease their burden during a difficult transition. Services like chaplains, free grief support groups, seminars and counseling sessions help families cope with their loved ones’ illness or passing. Specialized programs for children, teens and families who are facing a loss include in-home grief toolkits called Butterfly Bags, as well as Camp Monarch, a therapeutic day camp for grieving children. Covenant Hospice needs your support to continue offering these vital programs!

Covenant means “promise,” and our promise is that we will be there for anyone who needs us. Our special kind of caring is available thanks to your support.



7 a.m.              Day of Event Registration Opens

8:45 a.m.         Racer Orientation

9 a.m.              Races Begin

                            - 1-Mile Recreational Race

                            - 5-Mile Elite Race

                            - Youth & Juniors Race

                            - 3-Person Team Relay Race

                            - SUP Jousting Competition

                               (awards for Tournament Winner & Best Costume!)

Noon               Post-Race Party & Awards

1 p.m.              Prize Drawing Winner for Starboard "Atlas" Announced

2 p.m.              Post-Race Party Concludes 

 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Taylor Mock2SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Angeli Mc Millan3SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Zach Rounsaville4SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Zane Asselin5SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Phil Asselin6SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Tristyn Garza8SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Pete Buzzelli9SUP 14'OpenGuy
Stefan Halushka10SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Gary Maddock11SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Bernadette Leach12SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
John Carlson15SUP 14'OpenGuy
David Leach17SUP 14'OpenGuy
Martin Roland19SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Brad Illuminate20SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Kent Sutton27SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Bob Andrews28SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Jenni Perkins, Andy Frye, Matt Mccarty33Team of 3AllAll
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Zach Rounsaville4AllAllAll
Francis Cox7AllAllAll
Debbie Illuminate22AllAllAll
Kelcee Smith24AllAllAll
Bethany Deacy25AllAllAll
John Van Geem30AllAllAll
David Simpson35AllAllAll
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Karen Angelosante1SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Brent Harris13SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Carol Forsythe14SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Melody Ray16SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Jamie Levarn18SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
David Illuminate21SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Debbie Illuminate22SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Joanie Johnson23SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Kelcee Smith24SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Bethany Deacy25SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Tina Sutton26SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Andy Frye29SUP 14'OpenGuy
John Van Geem30SUP 14'OpenGuy
Tracie Belvin31SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Nick Belvin32SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Matt Mccarty33SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
John Azzaretto34SUP SurfboardOpenGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

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It's Easy to Support Paddle for the Promise!

As a not-for-profit organization, we at Covenant Hospice are driven by our mission. We believe everyone deserves quality end-of-life care regardless of ability to pay. We also believe there are certain programs that are essential to providing excellent care, not only for the patients but also for their loved ones. These programs include bereavement services, chaplain services and children’'s support services. Because these programs are not reimbursed by Medicare or other private insurance sources, we rely on donations, grants, memorials, and fundraisers like Paddle for the Promise.

There are many ways to give to Covenant Hospice:

  • Donations can be made online 
  • Donations can be mailed to Covenant Hospice at 220 Eglin Parkway NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
  • Donations can be made using a credit card by phone at (850) 729-1800.

You may also consider becoming a sponsor of Paddle for the Promise or giving of your time through our many volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for helping Covenant Hospice provide a special kind of caring to our community.

Covenant Hospice is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, call us toll free at 1(800) 541-3072 or visit us at www.covenanthospice.org.

Drawing

If you or your company would like to donate a prize for our drawings, please email Rachel Mayew or call her at 850-428-0605.

Win a Paddleboard!

Retail Value: $1500
Prize Draw Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20
Purchase tickets for the drawing through our secure website here.

Paddleboard donated by Doghouse Surf Shop
246 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548   (850) 226-8019 

Tour the world with your Atlas. 
The 12′0″ x 33″ wide-body hull with voluminous rails, creates a stable platform with good glide.
 The Atlas was inspired by Starboard’s long-time friend Elling Balhald. He felt that despite Starboard having the world’s largest Paddleboard offering, no shape was perfect for middle to heavy weight new-comers to the sport wanting to explore coastlines, lakes, rivers and yet have a board to check out local breaks. The length and smooth rocker promotes good glide for riders at all levels. Generous nose kick and ample tail kick makes it an easy board to catch waves with. The thin nose profile helps with keeping the swing weight down.

The Atlas
Dimensions
Length12'0" (365.8 cm)
Width33" (83.8 cm)
Thickness5" (12.7 cm)
Tail Width16.8" (42.6 cm)
Volume236 L
Thruster
Center Fin
HEXCEL 220
All Round

246 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548   (850) 226-8019


Sponsors

Your sponsorship and support of Paddle for the Promise means that Covenant can offer a number of services for the family members and caregivers of our patients, to help ease their burden during a difficult transition. Services like chaplains, free grief support groups, seminars and counseling sessions help families cope with their loved ones’ illness or passing. Specialized programs for children, teens and families who are facing a loss include in-home grief toolkits called Butterfly Bags, as well as Camp Monarch, a therapeutic day camp for grieving children. Covenant Hospice needs your support to continue offering these vital programs!

Covenant means “promise,” and our promise is that we will be there for anyone who needs us. Our special kind of caring is available thanks to your support!

Sponsors of Paddle for the Promise enjoy many benefits including promotions and event tickets. Click here to check out our Sponsorship Opportunities and more information on offered levels and benefits for each.

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors...

TITLE Sponsor 
$5,000

A single title sponsor will be showcased, so an early confirmation is encouraged!

PRO Sponsor 
$2,500

COMPETITOR Sponsor 
$1,000

RACER Sponsor 
$500

ENTHUSIAST Sponsor 
$250

Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to patients and their loved ones based on need, not their ability to pay. With the help of your tax-deductible sponsorship, Covenant Hospice will be able to continue providing a special kind of caring to families in our community. Your support makes a difference!

When:

Aug 9, 2014

Where:

Fort Walton Beach, FL