Paddle Bender

This event is free of registration fees as a HUGE thanks for what you helped make possible last year.  (See below).  It is still a fundraiser so please consider the following donation levels:

  • $5-10 donation helps to start putting some meals in front of animal rehab patients
  • $20 gets you a t-shirt
  • $30 (or more) gets you a t-shirt and a raffle ticket

PAWS Animal Wildlife Sanctuary operates 24/7 to care for injured and orphaned wildlife.  When the pandemic hit last year the Paddle Bender was cancelled.  What I didn't realize at the time was that this event has been the biggest fundraiser of the year for PAWS.  They had all other fundraising events cancelled for 2020 and donations dropped significantly also.  

BUT... I offered registered participants from last year the chance to donate part or all of their registration fees to help PAWS.  I was hoping for some response.  Then about 80% of registrants wrote back almost immediately to give their blessing for half or more of their registrations fees.  That was absolutely incredible!  I was in awe.  

Mercedes Curry, President and Founder of PAWS wrote a letter to all of those people (hopefully you all received one) to express her appreciation.  I will share that letter once again via Facebook.  It's a tear jerker.  In the letter she acknowledged that I told her we have some of the best people in the world within our paddling community.  She said I was "ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!".

John Wellens, Race Director

 

Top Donors

$2,645 Raised By 67 Donors

$100 on behalf of Bob Lee
$100 on behalf of Fred Brown
$100 on behalf of John Batson
$100 on behalf of Lee Chambers
$60 on behalf of Scott Broam
$50 on behalf of Alessia Faverio
$50 on behalf of ALICE FREEMAN
$50 on behalf of Barbara Brown
$50 on behalf of Bill Gardner
$50 on behalf of Bruce Poacher
$50 on behalf of Charles Coxe
$50 on behalf of corbin/wolforth
$50 on behalf of Dana Richardson
$50 on behalf of David Foster
$50 from Anonymous
$50 on behalf of Janet Lehman
$50 on behalf of Jennie Dudziak
$50 on behalf of Joseph Hester
$50 on behalf of Kevan Richardson
$50 on behalf of Kristin Hall
$50 on behalf of Leslie Chaplin
$50 on behalf of Mack Kelly
$50 on behalf of Mary Louise Graff
$50 on behalf of Nancy Packard
$50 on behalf of Ralph Fermin
$50 on behalf of Ryan Wortham
$50 on behalf of Terry Perkins
$50 on behalf of Todd McGinnis
$50 on behalf of William Schaet
$40 on behalf of Sabrina Leaphart
$30 on behalf of Andrew McMarlin
$30 on behalf of Barclay McCurdy
$30 on behalf of Christopher Rucker
$30 on behalf of Cody Duvall
$30 on behalf of David Bittenbender
$30 on behalf of glenn forhan
$30 on behalf of Grace Metzgar
$30 on behalf of Jennifer Covington
$30 on behalf of Justin Schaay
$30 on behalf of Leslie Poujol Brown
$30 on behalf of Lisa Braun
$30 from Anonymous
$30 from Anonymous
$30 on behalf of Patti Lowden
$30 on behalf of Paula Burks
$30 on behalf of Philip Render
$30 on behalf of Shawn Delaney
$30 on behalf of Sven Jonsson
$30 on behalf of Sylvia Davis
$30 on behalf of Thad Johnson
$30 on behalf of Vicki ONeil
$25 on behalf of Patrick Carver
$20 on behalf of Dana Bittenbender
$20 on behalf of Debbie Philips
$20 on behalf of Flavio Costa
$20 on behalf of Gordon Pennebaker
$20 on behalf of Hilarie Brush
$20 on behalf of JASON SEABERG
$20 on behalf of Jeff London
$20 on behalf of Konnor Harris
$20 on behalf of Larry Dixon
$20 on behalf of Linnea Lee
$20 on behalf of Madeline Moran
$20 on behalf of Mike Overton
$20 on behalf of Shawn Langston
$20 on behalf of Shirley Smith
$10 on behalf of Reece Neal

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