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Paddle Battle for Fish Gotta Swim

Dear WiSE Friend,

For over 40 years, Wilderness Southeast (WiSE), a nonprofit organization in Savannah, Georgia, has provided dynamic eco-adventures and unparalleled environmental education for students, families, and groups of all ages. We are seeking urgent funding for WiSE, so that we may continue connecting people to nature and reintroduce our flagship program, Fish Gotta Swim©, to the public schools this fall. We have several outstanding grant applications but may be forced to close our doors if we do not receive funding soon.

Unfortunately, due to constraints imposed by the pandemic, our finances and in-person programs have been severely curtailed. One of these programs is Fish Gotta Swim©, our hands-on, environmental education program for underserved middle school students in Chatham County.

To raise awareness and much-needed funds, WiSE is sponsoring a virtual "Paddle Battle" all summer long for SUPs, kayakers and nature enthusiasts everywhere. The Paddle Battle runs from June 21st - September 7th, and its boundaries for participation are limitless (compete from anywhere)! Participants can win prizes for the most water miles logged and/or money raised - individually or as a "TEAM" - on Give Lively.org.

Visit our GiveLively.org page to donate to our campaign or create a TEAM or INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING PAGE for the Paddle Battle. Simply click "I want to fundraise for this" on our campaign page. Upload your pics and videos on social media with the hashtags #FishGottaSwim and #PaddleBattle! More prize categories will be announced soon on our website (https://www.wilderness-southeast.org) as well as our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/WildernessSoutheast/). Tell your friends, and help us emphasize the "FUN" in fundraising!

Will you please help to give WiSE the monetary foundation it needs not only to recover from the pandemic, but to grow and thrive? The future of our children and our planet depends on immersive eco-education programs like Fish Gotta Swim©!

The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis

BOLD IN THE FACE OF FEAR
The Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship race that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis, a terminal lung disease. Travis Suit's daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old.

Ongoing

SUP AC RACE SERIES 2022

Welcome to the SUP AC Race Series 2022. This is our 9th year of our Summer Series, which consists of 5 Monthly races: May 21; June 18; July 23; August 20; September 17. Points are awarded for 1st through 10th placed per open and age divisions for both Male and Female Athletes. The Top three place finishers, in each division, per points will receive a SUP AC CUP at the season finally in September. All athletes shall also receive a SUP AC Series shirt The race season starts May 21st, at the Albany Avenue Boat Ramp, North on the Intercoastal, circumventing Atlantic City's Chelsea and Ventnor Heights sections. This is the same 6 Mile loop that Paddle for a Cause introduced at their race last year.

Check us out on Facebook at SUP AC with all registration flowing through Paddleguru.com. Any questions or concerns please call Race Director: Tom Forkin, 609-515-4969