EVERYONE IS INVITED!
to the 6th Annual SUP Invitational!
Join us for a 2-mile paddle board race and beach obstacle course to support Special Olympics Florida- Monroe County!
You don't have to be a paddle pro to participate..........All levels welcome!
This amazing event is in its 6th year running and brings together paddlers of all abilities!
Friday Oct. 13- 4 pm-7:30 pm
Atheltes reception at Lucy's retired Surfer Bar and Restaurant
Pick up event packets, register for events, meet our awesome Special Olympics atheltes. Taco Bar available, with drink specials.
Events at Higgs Beach, Key West
NEW EVENT- UNIFIED SUP Races!
Sat. Oct. 14- 1- 3 pm -Saturday at Higgs Beach- 3 paddler team, uses one board, 1 typical paddler and 2 Special Olympics paddlers- $25 fee per typical paddler. Registration will sponsor your Special Olympics team members, include a free #ChooseToInclude T-shirt, and an instructional clinic in Unified Sports. Typical Paddlers and atheltes will pair up into teams during the clinic. This is an awesome opportunity to learn about how to be involved in Unified Sports.
Preferred Properties Beachside Luau Dinner Dance
Sat. Oct. 14 Check in and Packet Pick ups open at 3 pm
NEW!- 4:30 pm Opening Ceremonies with the traditional parade of athletes.
5:30-7:30 pm. Buffet Dinner and Dancing- $25.00 dinner ticket sponsors one Special Olympics Athlete
Main Event- Open Race- Sunday Oct. 15 11:30 am
2 mile paddle race into the Gulf of Mexico, with a beach run obstacle course
Your $35.00 early race registration fee will sponsor one Special Olympics Florida SUP athlete so they can have a FREE fun race weekend. Registration fee includes lunch (your choice of Grilled Hot Dog or Hamburger) Racers also get a cool Free T-shirt with Special Olympics Logo.
Do not want to race or cannot make the event???
Explore our donation options to help us make this event AWESOME for Special Olympics SUP athletes. We appreciate your support!
Email ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe for more info on tax deductible sponsorship donations for this event.
Need a Board? Lazy Dog is renting boards at $10.00 each with all proceeds donated back to Special Olympics Florida Monroe County athletes!
Contact them at 305-295-9898 to reserve your board!
Special Olympics Florida- Monroe County celebrates what athletes CAN do, not what society believes they can’t do. This event is a CELEBRATION for all!
It is truly a moving experience to watch an athlete perform their best and meet their personal goal. Special Olympics athletes remind us all what sharing, giving, and happiness is all about. The Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath is one that we should all live by …
“Let me win. But if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt.”
WHERE TO STAY
Need a place to stay?
- Our Event Hotel is the Best Western Key Ambassador--- this hotel books quickly! Reduced rates Thursday Oct. 12-Monday Oct. 16--Call 305-296-3500 to reserve. Ask for Armida Averette
- The Gates Hotel - Room Blocks with reduced rates. Book at this link
- 24 North- Room Blocks with reduced rates. Book at this link
We will have additional room blocks with reduced rates - keep checking back.
Vacation Rentals are also available at Truman and Company Call directly and ask for Regan Butler 305-292-2244 ext. 104