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Paddle for the Promise – August 9th – Ft Walton

Fort Walton Yacht Club invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual “Paddle for the Promise” Standup Paddleboard Race to benefit Covenant Hospice.

This event will be held at our gorgeous location on Choctawhatchee Bay Saturday, August 9, 2014. A series of races for all skill levels and ages will be held beginning at 9 a.m.

There will be four divisions of racers: Men, Women, Youth, as well as three race classes: 14 ft, 12’6, and Surfboard. In addition to our 5-mile and 1-mile races, we will also offer a relay for three-person teams. And to top it all off, a hilarious SUP jousting tournament is sure to make waves as adventurous competitors clad in their most creative costumes attempt to knock one another in the water.

After the awards ceremony, we’ll announce the winner of our awesome prize drawings, which includes a paddle board courtesy of Dog House Surf Shop!

Want to win a PERSONALIZED 12’ Starboard “Atlas” Retail Value: $1,500? Prize Draw Tickets Donation: $5 each or 5 for $20.

Prize draw tickets may be purchased online at http://www.eventsatcovenant.org/paddle/Drawing.aspx ! That’s right, if you can’t make the event, you can still purchase a drawing ticket. And although the winning ticket to be drawn at the Paddle for the Promise post-race party – you do not have to be present to win!

And it gets better! Local Artist Eddie Davis of Tattoos Forever in Fort Walton Beach will personalize the board for the winner as part of the prize draw package.

Paddle for the Promise supports a local non-profit that makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of so many hurting families in our community. 100% of the funds raised by Paddle for the Promise will stay in our area and enable Covenant Hospice staff and volunteers to provide compassionate care to those facing a life-limiting illness – regardless of ability to pay.

Further, your sponsorship and support of this event mean that Covenant can offer a number of services for the family members and caregivers of our patients, to help ease their burden during a difficult transition. Services like chaplains, free grief support groups, seminars and counseling sessions help families cope with their loved ones’ illness or passing. Specialized programs for children, teens and families who are facing a loss include in-home grief toolkits called Butterfly Bags, as well as Camp Monarch, a therapeutic day camp for grieving children. Covenant Hospice needs your support to continue offering these vital programs!

Covenant means “promise,” and our promise is that we will be there for anyone who needs us. Our special kind of caring is available thanks to the support by you.

Learn more on the event’s official website.

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