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The Friendship Paddle

On September 15th over 150 paddlers will start at sunrise in Forney's Cove on Santa Cruz Island and paddle the Santa Barbara Channel and land on the beach in front of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club in support of Mike Kelley and his family. 

I couldn't be more excited to be gearing up for The Friendship Paddle 2019. This years honoree is Mike Kelley. Mike is a Santa Barbara native who enjoys surfing, fishing and playing volleyball. He is married with 2 children and is now navigating through his cancer diagnosis. Mike has been affiliated with the paddle for many years so he already understands the beautiful impact, community and love that is the paddle. But this year he will be at the epicenter of the "lovequake". It truly shakes you to your foundation with true, pure, support, love and joy. When I was brought into The Friendship Paddle family as an honoree I was given the gift of love and community that I didn't know existed. I was given a family of love and support that saved my life and continues to do so. While The Friendship Paddle is a fundraiser that is really only a small part of what your receive. If you are in town the weekend of Sept 14th and 15th come to the beach and experience the "lovequake". I will forever be indebted to the paddle and would appreciate if you can support Mike this year with a donation of any amount. I can't wait to be back out on the pacific ocean breathing in that ocean air while paddling for Mike and healing my own cancer. Love you all. 

The Friendship Paddle from Paul Westmacott on Vimeo.

Mission Statement

We organize open ocean paddle events to provide emotional and financial support to Santa Barbara County residents fighting life-threatening illnesses.The Friendship Paddle is 5013c non-profit and 100% of the donations will be going to the honoree.

Cary Penniman
Love you guys!!
Melissa Roberts
Such a wonderful event. Have an awesome paddle everyone! Wish everyone the best.
Adrian and Kristi Gordnier $100.00
Jared Lake $100.00
Paul & Suzanne
Go Genny! Couldn't make it this year so, wishing you safe travels, a joyous adventure paddling for Mike.
The Mann Fam
Sending so much love and respect to everyone participating in this amazing and life changing event. Lifting Mike Kelley and his family up in so much prayer ❤
Rob and Andrea Lauderdale $100.00
I'm thrilled to join you in supporting the next Friendship Paddle honoree.
Sharon Rook $60.00
Pamela and Bov Sowers
Dear Genny and Josh as you get ready to paddle this year have all of the joy and energy that you experienced on your first paddle. We send you good health, happiness and joy as you paddle this year. Love Mom, Dad and Malarkey
Eric and Kiz Richter $500.00
Juli $25.00
Sam and Kerri Maxwell
Love to both of you! ❤️❤️❤️
Susan and John Lamb
We know how meaningful the Friendship Paddle was for you, Genny. We will never forget the day full of love for you♥️ and what it has meant to you. I hope Mike feels the same support and love.
Julie Olson
Love you
Summer and Blake Maxwell $100.00

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