April Medina-Watson - The Friendship Paddle 2019

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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.  

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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.

Grover family
So proud of you as always, my strong, brave, generous friend!
Kristi Gordnier Design $50.00
Blake Dwoskin $100.00
Melissa Suttner $250.00
The Connor family
Proud of the work that you all do for this cause!
Kim Potter
Safe journey as you travel across the channel, April. Always so inspired by your dedication to this event
Suzanne $30.00
Shelley Gastouniotis
Way to go April!
Antonio Lacsamana
Rock on April!!!! Si' se puede!!!!
Jamie Day $75.00
Jodi Harria
It’s always my honor to support you in this amazing gift you give each year! Proud to call you my friend and for this community of people that are so thoughtful and generous!
Mischa Lopez $50.00
karen cross
April, you inspire me!
Leah $50.00
Friends of the Friendship Paddle
Keep up the good work! We are so proud of you!
For camille
You are all amazing!!
Kent and Karen
May the gentle sea be at your back and joy be in your heart. ❤️
The Essig Family
Go get it April!! You got this!!
Jill Holmes $50.00
Michele Bell
Damn woman, you got this!
Shayla Ousey
Go April Go! So awesome that you do this — sending my love and support to you!
Beth Brow
Love you April and your kind, generous & beautiful heart ❤️
Courtney Shannon
Go April & all you wonderful ladies who do this paddle every year!!
Karen Bisol
Best of luck on another great adventure!
Georgia Miller
April, I’m so proud of the way you share your passion! Love you tons.
Hemman Family $50.00
Always proud of you April! The Paddle shows you and everyone else how giving of yourself is such a wonderful gift to others.❤️
Rothstein-Stout Family
Thank you for paddling! <3
April you are so inspiring to all of us❤️
Lisa :)
So proud of you and honored to help you earn money for people battling Cancer! Prayers...
Lisa Steinberger $50.00
mike & alison
paddle hard April!!!!
Kate Yami
You are amazing! I know if I ever need you, you will be in my corner. Enjoy the paddle.
J & M Delgadillo $75.00
Kristi Rothschild
For Mike and his family
Stacy Saylor & Family
Thank you for all you do! This is for all the people we know who have passed away and all those that are still fighting. Thankfully, my father beat this horrible disease. We love you!
Sam and Kerri Maxwell
Best wishes for a joyful and inspiring paddle!
Malisa Neal Harrison
Love you
Maureen Bair
In memory of my sister. I lost her last month.
Gale Hugo
Thinking of Mike Kelley and his family and are grateful for you, April. ❤️
Heidi Jones
The Jones’ love you! Go get it girl!
Cindy Blake
Behind you 100%
Marston family
I hope this year's paddle gives you joy and peace!
Roya Mokhtari
Sending you strength abd support during the paid.
Mirbod Family
Thank you for thinking about Farhad for this paddle. You got this! ❤️
Will you please keep my mom in your thoughts, who lost her battle, & my dad, who has fought it twice, but thank God is still here.❤️
Tawnya Eller
Love you and your big heart!

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