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Jul 8

4th Annual Stand Up For Veterans Event

July 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

A Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Fundraiser to Improve the Quality of Life of Our Veterans. The 4th Annual Stand Up For Veterans Event will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Downunder, 575 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. The registration is free for military veterans and first responders. We are eager to involve as many of these individuals as possible – if you can help us, please email karen@downunderct.com. To receive more information/the Sponsor Deck please also email karen@downunderct.com. In 2015 we raised $3,937 through donations, registration fees, and sponsorships. In 2016 we raised $6,482, and a 25% increase in the number of paddlers! In 2017 we saw a 35% increase in paddlers, and doubled the amount we raised – in the range of $13,000. The event benefited Companions For Heroes a 501c that provides therapy dogs to Veterans, and Help Our Military Heroes, a 501c organization that provides adaptive minivans for disabled Veterans (read more about this local organization). The 2018 event will once again benefit Help Our Military Heroes and a new beneficiary dedicated to training future service dogs for other injured comrades, Paws For Purple Hearts. This years’ event will feature Paddle Stroke Clinics by Jim Terrell, owner of Quickblade Paddles


July 8, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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575 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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Karen Jewell


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