Mike Billgren - The Friendship Paddle 2019

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The Friendship Paddle

This is a very special event and please help me raise funds for this years recipient Mike Kelley.  I am a Santa Barbara City Firefighter and got involved in my rookie year to support a fellow firefighter's wife, Tara Ford.  This is my third paddle and 2nd year as a boat captain on Desperado.  Please join us on the beach at the Yacht club on September 15th when we land - - where my wife will pour Rincon Brewery Beer, it is a good time, guaranteed!!!

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 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.

Question- friendshippaddle@gmail.com

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Yeeewwww Mikey! Hopefully I can be involved next year!
Gary Pitney
Proud to sponsor you Mikey and happy to support Mike Kelley.
Robert George
Sorry I couldn’t make it. Fuck cancer!
Jimmy Wilcox $200.00

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