The SUP Connection was proud to be part of another great cause. The Urban Surf 4 Kids Paddlefest 2014 was for such a great cause, an amazing group of kids. The SUP Connection provided 20 paddleboards and instruction for the children and volunteers to enjoy the sport we all love. Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants that helped make this event another huge success.
Urban Surf 4 Kids is a unique outreach organization that works with orphan and foster kids. Using water sports as a catalyst, we teach kids how to first have fun and then give back to their communities and neighborhoods through local service projects.
The result? Kids who are at risk for being forever branded “underpriveledged,” instead, become empowered.
Many of these kids came from gritty urban neighborhoods-thus the name–and would otherwise have zero chance of ever getting near a surfboard or learning how to swim. Many have never even been to the beach.
Original Front page post:
We are excited to support Urban Surf 4Kids PaddleFest 2014 event on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Bonita Cove! SUPers and water enthusiasts alike will enjoy a fun, family day featuring live music, raffle prizes, free SUP lessons for kids, free SUP demos and don’t forget to register for the 2, or 6 mile competitive SUP course or 1 mile fun “Chaka Paddle”. All proceeds will go towards the Dreaming of Aloha Foster Youth Achievement program – Register or Volunteer Today! More Info: http://www.thesurfchannel.com/news/20140919/urban-surf-4-kids-paddlefest/