Maria Yapur - 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.  

I joined the Friendship Paddle Family 5 years ago when one of my best friends, Tucker Heinz was the recipient.  Tucker sadly lost his battle to pancreatic cancer, but his legacy & love continues to be carried out by Team Tucker! 

Tucker was a great human & he loved the ocean, so I know he's right there with me pushing me as I take each paddle stroke!

I ask that you help with any amount that you can as part of Team Tucker.  100% of the $ donated goes to help Mike & his family through this fight.  Anything helps!!

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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.

Thank you so much for paddling and remembering Tucker. Love you and wish we could be there this year with you.
Nick Ise
Pecky. woot!
Joanne Day
Wishing you a safe paddle Maria! Xoxo Jo, Charles, Amelie and Charlie
Cary Gren
Happy to support your paddle effort!! And always will remember Tuck❤️
Scotty & David Miller
Congrats Maria! You made your goal! Here’s a little more to help Mike. We will be with you in spirit & next year for sure (body willing!). Have fun with Tai & give Nick a huge hug for taking you out again! Love you!
Team Tucker $100.00
Wake Family
Sending our love to Mike Kelley & his beautiful family!
Dan $20.00
Kevin Cooper $25.00
Norma Grannis
I am very proud of you for participating on this very generous event. Love you.
Lane Peus $20.00
Scotty & David Miller
Love you Maria! Go Team Tuck!

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