UPDATE: Due to weather the paddle portion of this event is rescheduled for July 13th. The Party portion will still take place on Saturday, June 8th from 11am-2pm at Red Fish Taco.
The 4th Annual Paddle for Prevention - an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention event to expose people to paddle boarding and show how healing and therapeutic the water can be will take place Saturday, July 13th from 9am - 12pm at the Gulf Place Beach Access. Participants that are new to paddle boarding can work with the YOLO team to learn the basics and enjoy a peaceful paddle to raise awareness and connect with others.
Register online at https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-florida-panhandle/. Registration for the Open Paddle is $20 and participants are encouraged to fundraise. Any participant who raises $100 or more will receive a free shirt. Team registration is $300, each team member will receive a shirt, and the winning team receives a grand prize package which includes a 3-night stay from Platinum Sponsor, ResortQuest Real Estate.
The Open Paddle portion of the event will run from 9:15am to 10:45am. The Memorial Rose Petal Ceremony will follow from 10:45am to 11:00am to honor loved ones lost.
The After Party will be hosted at Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar from 12:00pm to 2:00pm with a special food & drink menu and live music from Quillespie as well as Ken and Andi Johnson. Raffle prizes from local merchants will be available as well.
For more information, contact Amanda Abbott at Amanda@PaddleForPreventionAFSP.com or visit facebook.com/AFSPFloridaPanhandle/