March 9, 2012 – The Watermans Paddle for Humanity announced today that the Navy SEAL Foundation would be the “official” non-profit partner for the 2012 event series. This partnership would allow the Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity, its sponsors and participants to directly raise money on behalf of the race series for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

The Navy SEAL Foundation’s mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

In light of recent events, the Paddle for Humanity executive directors overwhelmingly decided to dedicate this year’s series support to the organization that has done so much to help the families of the Naval Special Warfare community who have paid the greatest price of all for our freedoms.

“I have had the privilege and opportunity to work with the Navy SEAL Foundation over the last six years and in that time have gotten to know their Board of Directors, active duty members of that community and families that have been helped by the foundation directly”, said Rob Farrow, executive director of the PFH. “To be able to connect our event with their efforts is an honor for us.”

The 2012 Watermans Paddle for Humanity will consist of five events this year starting on April 28th in Dana Point, CA. with additional series events on June 2 in Deerfield Beach Florida, July 7th at Lake Tahoe, August 25th in Washington, D.C. and Sept 15th in Austin, Texas. Our stated goal is to raise $100,000 for our non-profit partners while raising awareness for their causes and introducing communities to the sport of Paddling.

Support the companies that support the sports you love: Kona Brewing Company, Ocean Minded, Futures Fins, SUP ATX/Lahui Kai Racing, Hobie Polarized, H2O Overdrive and Watermans Applied Science.

For more information including dates, locations and registration visit www.paddleforhumanity.org.
* The Paddle For Humanity is a sanctioned WPA event series.

For more information visit: www.worldpaddleassociation.com.

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