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October 7, 2014

SUP Race to Benefit East Hampton Ocean Rescue

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This upcoming Saturday, October 11, a favorite Hamptons tradition takes place beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lazy Point Landing Ramp. Our friends at Main Beach Surf & Sport are once again hosting the annual SUP Race in support of Paddlers 4 Humanity and the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue squad. Registration begins at 7 a.m. the day of the race, or call Rick 631-537-2716. There’s a post-race barbeque party, too, so come down and join the fun.  Here’s a video of last year’s race – check out Paddle Diva’s Mary Scheerer at 1:53 doing what she does best – racing like the wind!

The race is open to all, but is best for experienced paddlers as it’s a six-mile, downwind course along the Hither Woods water trail (direction subject to wind conditions).  It’s all great fun, and the proceeds go to support two amazing organizations.

The EHVOR is a group of men and women who selflessly dedicate their time and skills to local organizations and events so that all Hamptons residents are safe and comfortable in the water.  These are the volunteers who respond to 911 dispatched emergencies year round in East Hampton, and run training programs for future lifeguards.  Many of Paddle Diva’s Summer staff members have been through the EHVOR Junior Ocean Lifeguard Program, and many go on to become members of EHVOR in order to serve our community.

P4H supports local and global organizations dedicated to bettering children’s lives.  They also provide support to local families in crisis though their East End Catastrophic Fund, and award scholarships to local students.  You can check out all the groups that benefit from P4H’s grants and contributions here.

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