Cara Chiarappa - The Friendship Paddle 2019

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The Friendship Paddle

Countdown to one of my all time favorite weekends of the year!!!  On September 15th I will once again join 150 paddlers starting  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.  Check out this video from my friend Tara’s paddle!  

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.

You can easily donate on this website of if you prefer, send a check made out to The Friendship Paddle and mail it to me: 201 Santa Cruz Blvd. SB, Ca. 93109

Thank you in advance!!!


Lighthouse Coffee $150.00
Mesa Burger Goleta $350.00
Mesa Burger $350.00
Pamela Rai
Thinking of you all today from the East Coast! Hope it was a big success!! Xox
Anonymous $100.00
Joey Somerville $25.00
Jamie Crystal $50.00
Jill Kaufman $50.00
Brady Charrette
Go Tara! Sad not to paddle with you this year! You go girl! TSFC
The O'Flynn's
Arce Family $100.00
Sarah & Donald Jaimes
Hello Cara- Have a great paddle and thank you for giving to Mike. ❤️ Lots of love, Sarah
Mary Ann Slutzky $300.00
The Fallon Family $25.00
Tom and Iva $50.00
Mary Anne Ebeling
Go Cara! I’m proud to sponsor you, thank you for donating your time and support to this worthy cause. And I think you’ve met your goal!!! PADDLE ON!
Barbara Walker $50.00
Hopefully it puts you over your goal. Stay safe!
The Princes
Way to go CARA! You are amazing!
Janet Benner $50.00
Rachel Ramsey $50.00
Good luck
The Dirksens
Thank you for continuing to Paddle each year and support Cara. Keeping Mike Kelley and his family in our prayers
Erin Goligoski
Alison Jordan $50.00
Mark & Helen Anderson
Cara, we're honored to support you and Mike for the Paddle this year and we'll be keeping him in our thoughts & prayers for healing! H&M
Lynda Van Patter
So proud of you for doing this again!
The Zapata Family
Way to go, Cara!!!
Rachael and Dave
To us - you’ll always be our neighbor! We love you!
Joie Horton
Good Luck Cara!! One of these days I will have to come to SB for the paddle - such an incredible thing you guys do!! Love and support to Mike and his family from me!
Renee Alexandre and Eric Clawson
Thank you for doing this!!! ❤️
Carie Baker-Corey
Maggie $50.00
The Zoltans
Thank you Cara. Sending love and prayers to Mike and his family.
The Zapata Family
The Miller Family
Way to go Cara!!!
Tami and Mark Sherman $50.00
Hans Miller
We are praying for Mike!!
Janet Benner $50.00
Brian and Kim Wilson $150.00
Amy Chesluk $25.00
Cliff Hubbard $50.00

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