The "Paddle Across the Sound" fundraiser on Sunday, July 22 launching from NYAC in Pelham will benefit the health of Long Island Sound as a fundraiser for Save the Sound has been POSTPONED UNTIL Sunday, July 29.
In the event, ean water supporters will kayak and stand-up paddleboard from Westchester to Long Island and back to raise funds and awareness.
Almost 100 paddlers are expected to hit the water with paddleboards and kayaks on July 22 for a journey across Long Island Sound and back. The third annual "Paddle Across the Sound" fundraiser will bring together athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and activists for a feat of endurance that will raise awareness and funds for a healthier Long Island Sound.
Paddlers pay $100 to participate when they register, using this web page: https://secure.everyaction.com/OhR_goX4cUeh_QkIwGkesg2. Others who are not participating in the paddle can make a donation in the “additional contribution” field on the page.
Funds raised from the event will support Save the Sound’s efforts to find and fix pollution sources while holding big polluters accountable and leading habitat restoration efforts throughout the Long Island Sound region.
Participants will launch from the New York Athletic Club at Travers Island at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 22. The group will paddle approximately 7 nautical miles roundtrip to Sands Point on Long Island and back, accompanied by Coast Guard and volunteer safety boats for support.
Paddlers are likely to return between 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Upon completion of the paddle, participants will enjoy an after-party on the beach at the New York Athletic Club, featuring light refreshments.
The event is hosted and sponsored by Nancy Vincent of SUP Westchester, with additional sponsorship from Noosa Yoghurt, Athleta stores, and Fair Harbor Clothing Company.