Labor Day ~ Monday, September 5, 2016 at 7:30 am
Mickler's Landing ~ Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle Benefiting HEAL is a series of 3 Stand Up Paddle Board races and a fun Great Sand & Sea Challenge for kids held on Labor Day, Monday September 5th, 2016 at Mickler's Landing in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. You are guaranteed to have a total blast if you show up to compete, volunteer, or cheer on the participants and take part in the magic of this Paddle Board & Charity Event!
Now in its 5th year, The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle is one of the largest Stand Up Paddle Events of its kind on Florida's East Coast. Last year’s competition drew a fun crowd of 500 including 225 competitors, all for a great cause that helps individuals with Autism in Northeast Florida.
The Fifth Annual Great Ponte Vedra Paddle was Founded by Dana Current, who sits on the Board of Directors of The HEAL Foundation Healing Every Autistic Life. Dana Current, along with 18 Founding Members whose love and passion for the ocean, surfing and SUP brought them together for a special mission. In 2012, the founders created, organized and executed the inaugural GREAT PV PADDLE to Benefit HEAL, tying the paddle competition into a family fun Labor Day event raising thousands of dollars to assist those Autism living in their community.
Winners of the 2015 5 Mile Elite Division
Photo courtesy of Mick Shea Photography
Benefit Autism Camps like the HEAL-Surf Camp ~
“Max” Blind and with Autism is Receiving Assistance from Volunteer Extraordinaire Joe Matacia
All Proceeds benefit the HEAL Foundation - Healing Every Autistic Life - whose mission is to assist individuals and families living with Autism living in Northeast Florida. HEAL funds educational programs, schools, summer camps and assistance tailored to the needs of those with Autism and their families. For more information visit www.HealAutismNow.org
If you are interested in sponsoring the GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE view our Sponsorship Application.
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You may also send a tax deductible donation to:
The HEAL Foundation
P.O. Box 140
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004
Tax ID # 20-1944817