Stand up for Veterans
A Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Fundraiser to Improve the Quality of Life of Our Veterans
In 2015 we raised $3,937 through donations, registration fees, and sponsorships. In 2016 we raised $6,482, and a 25% increase in the number of paddlers! The event benefited Companions For Heroes a 501c that provides therapy dogs to Veterans, and Help Our Military Heroes, a 501c organization that provides adaptive minivans for disabled Veterans (read more about this local organization).
At Downunder we see on a regular basis the calming and healing power of the water, how it reduces stress, and relaxes people, and animals. We are huge supporters of getting people and dogs on the water. We even have our own store dog – Fin, a Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy, that’s been winning hearts since January of 2016, and paddles with anyone who wants him.
Paddle Boarding and Kayaking can be great workouts or just something fun to do. Develop skill and confidence, and hopefully you will join us at this years event – recreation-ally or competitively.
The 3rd Annual Stand Up For Veterans Event will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Downunder, 575 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. Race meeting 9 am. First race start 9:30 am. To register click here.
2016 Sponsors and Pictures
Follow this link to our dropbox album of pictures and video
Drone Coverage supplied by the Veterans Kayaking and Rowing club.