What’s it all about?
Earlier this year we read an article on Distressed Mullet about Nate Waldera, a 6 tour Veteran that paddles long distance to raise money for causes he personally has benefited from and that he believes strongly in – Companions for Heroes (Nate received his dog Bo from this organization, you’ll meet Bo at this event) and Nation of Patriots. He is our inspiration for this event, and has a remarkable story. 100% of funds raised will be donated to Companions for Heroes. We hope that you can participate, donate, or sponsor this event, and spread the word to Veterans, who we feel will benefit simply be being on near the water.
STAND UP FOR VETERANS - Event Details Saturday September 17th 8am registration opens at Downunder, 575 Riverside Avenue, parking info can be found at www.downunderct.com – contact us page. When you arrive you may drop off your board and then go and park (large commuter parking lot under the I95 bridge). When you return, come to registration to complete waivers and get your paddler/racer number, shirt etc. Kayaks are welcome. Refreshments will be provided and participants will receive an event shirt.