Paddle Second Chance set for June 25

Date Published: 
May 13, 2016

Paddle Second Chance (PSC) this week announced their fourth annual stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak day of racing and fundraising for Operation Second Chance (OSC), set to take place June 25.

OSC is a non-profit organization committed to serving wounded veterans and their families’ recovery and transition back to active duty or civilian life, with 90 percent of the funds raised going to impact wounded veterans’ lives in a meaningful way.

“There will be a few exciting changes in this year’s event. We will be opening up the race to kayak participants, introducing a new SUP race course, adding a cornhole tournament for the terrestrial type, and, yes, our signature SUPSquatch team challenge will be back,” said Walt Ellenberger, PSC chairperson.

Pre-race activities will kick off on Friday, June 24, with registration, packet pick-up and a PSC happy hour at The Starboard in Dewey Beach. Race day will be Saturday, June 25, at Holts Landing State Park near Millville, featuring an Elite 5- and Open 2.5-mile SUP and kayak race, followed by the Kids SUP and SUPSquatch team races.

The new event, the Cornhole Toss, will kick-off at noon, with tournament play. The day will wrap up with an awards ceremony and community picnic for all those in attendance.

This year’s Headline and Platinum sponsors are B2 & Company, Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club, CSI Printing and NKS/LandShark. Local sponsorship from individuals and businesses is welcome.

Paddle Second Chance 2016 (#PSC2016) is officially open for early paddler registration. For more sponsorship information and paddler and volunteer registration, visit www.paddlesecondchance.com.