2nd Annual Adler Paddler This Saturday March 17th
- March 16, 2012
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We are proud to announce that the 2nd annual ADLER PADDLER will be back for 2012!WHEN: MARCH 17th St. Patty’s Day 9amWHERE: Belmont Shores, Long Beach Ca. (same spot as last year)WHAT: A FREE 2.8 mile SUP & Prone Paddle Race/ Fun Paddle around Naples IslandWHY: To Remember our good friend Steve Adler and raise funds and awareness for the John Ritter Foundation and the Thoracic Aortic Disease CoalitionThe second annual Adler Paddler is Saturday, March 17 – on St. Paddy’s Day – so mark your calendars and come out to support.Steve Adler passed away at 40 from an undiagnosed thoracic aortic dissection two years ago. The well-known glasser who grew up in the Long Beach area was making strides in the Stand Up Paddle community when he unexpectedly collapsed while working.Adler has a teenage son, Clark, and Steve’s mom will have a table with baked goods to raise money for his college fund. Proceeds from the paddle and raffle will go to the John Ritter Foundation. Ritter also passed away from a similar condition.Amy Yasbeck will be at the event and will be signing copies of “WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER,” about life with her late husband.
All books, raffles, and T-shirt sales proceed are all going directly to the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic health.The event is a free, 2.8-mile SUP and Prone Paddle Race and fun paddle around Naples Island in Long Beach. It kicks off at 9 a.m.Last year, nearly 90 dedicated paddlers showed up in strong winds, choppy waters and pouring rain to show support and do the paddle. Nearly $8,000 was raised.Any questions e-mail [email protected], or for more info go to www.PADDLEWITHPURPOSE.COM