Jennifer Schwarz - 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.  

The 2019 Friendship Paddle is here!  I am so happy to be paddling in love and support for Mike Kelley and his family this year.  Mike is battling cancer.

This will be my 3rd year paddling with this amazing organization.  If you've not heard about the Friendship Paddle you are in for a treat.  It provides love, strength, support, hope, friendships and life changing experiences that enrich all who participate.  My daughter-in-law was the recipient in 2017 and the loving embrace from the community changed our lives forever.

Please consider donating in support of Mike and his family.  We will be paddling in his honor on September 15th from Santa Cruz Island to SB Yacht Club.

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.

Marsha Prudden
We are wishing Mike a full recovery and send his family our love.
Jackie Pruitt $20.00
Jennifer, You are amazing!
Erin Parks
Jennifer: Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to help. I met Mike through SBHS volleyball but my daughter graduated last year so I’ve not seen him since last November. You are the BEST! I was involved with FP years ago when my friend Mike McEwen got sick. Loving thoughts going out to all. I hope you had an amazing paddle. Love Erin (Friday WD4H dance class).
Janet Reineck
Go Jennifer!! World Dance is with you every paddle of the way!
Connie and Ed Wernet
So wonderful that you do this Jennifer.
The Mann Family
Such an awesome thing you are doing again Aunt Jennifer !! Love and prayers to you and all the participants❤
Eric Isaacs
have a great paddle!
Kiz & Eric Richter
So proud to help you with this great cause! We’ll miss being there this Year!
Pamela Sowers
Have a super paddle. Bob and Pamela
Sam and Kerri Maxwell
Sending all our love for a safe and successful paddle!
Anonymous $200.00

August 31, 2019 1:45 PM

Please help me reach my goal - and beyond - in support of Mike and his family.  Any amount is appreciated.  Thank you Sam and Kerri for your donation.

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