Paddle for Prevention at Gulf Place Jun 8

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  1. Abby E

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    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, June 8th 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/

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    Get ready!!! This Saturday is one of our favorite events of the year at #GulfPlace30A!

    Join us for the 4th Annual Paddle for Prevention on June 8th at the Gulf Place Beach Access!

    Paddle for Prevention is an event to expose people to paddle boarding and show how therapeutic the water can be. Paddle out with the community, connect with others, and embrace the healing qualities of the Gulf.

    Try paddle boarding for the first time or paddle for the cause!

    8:30 Registration Starts (but can come at anytime throughout event)
    9:00 - 9:15 Opening Ceremony
    9:15 - 10:45 Open Paddle - Learn to stand up paddle board and join us in the Gulf of Mexico for a peaceful paddle to raise awareness and connect with others.
    10:45 - 11:00 Honor Ceremony - Release rose petals in the water for a loved one lost, for strength for yourself, and to honor someone in your life that may be struggling with mental illness.
    11:00 - 12:00 Grande SUP Race - Teams of 6 will race each other on the inflatable grande stand up paddle board for a fun interactive race. There will be a grand prize winner. This is for teams and sponsors who register. Cost is $300 ($50 per person). This is a fun finale for spectators also to close the event.
    12:00 - 2:00 After Party at Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar with food & drink specials and live music. Raffle winners will also be announced.

    Boards will be provided by YOLO Board & Adventure 30A. Participants are encouraged to bring their own boards too.

    Register online at AFSP.org/paddle2019 and start fundraising today!

    Any registrant who raises $100 or more will receive a free Paddle for Prevention t-shirt. We will have information tables setup on the beach, top sponsor tents and a great raffle for a chance to win amazing prizes.

    Paddle to Raise Awareness, Paddle to Break the Stigma, Paddle in Honor of a Loved One, Paddle to Save Lives, Paddle to Fight Suicide!

    Join the event here and help spread the word:

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    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.

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