The Friendship Paddle is an open ocean event organized to provide emotional and financial support to Santa Barbara County Residents fighting a life-threatening illness.
Many of you receiving this have supported my participation in past events. Thank you for your generosity, backing, and above all love towards the past honorees and their families.
The word family doesn't always have to refer to one's nuclear or even blood relatives. For me it means community and supporting my community is what draws me back to this event every year.
This year's we are rallying to support Mike Kelly; a husband, a father, a friend and native to Santa Barbara.
My wife Julie and I have known Mike individually longer than we have known each other. He is a good man and we are honored to be able to support both him and his family through raising money for this paddle.
I would be grateful to have you participate and support Mike and his family through this.
Kas & Julie