Paddlers for Humanity Reschedules 8th Annual Block Challenge
06:30 am - 04:30 pm
Montauk Lighthouse, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY. 11954.
Paddlers for Humanity rescheduled the Eighth Annual Block Challenge to Friday, September 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. because of the threat of strong wing gusts and high seas this weekend. This 18-mile open ocean paddle, taking approximately six hours, will begin on the north side of the Montauk Lighthouse (2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954) and end at Champlin’s Marina (West Side Road, Block Island, RI 02807). From 1 to 5 p.m., paddlers will celebrate their accomplishment with a catered lunch complete with water, juice, beer and wine along with a ceremony thanking paddlers and support boat volunteers. A return ferry ride to Montauk courtesy of the Montauk-Block Island Ferry from Viking Fleet departs Block Island at 5 p.m.
Paddlers must raise or contribute a minimum of $1,500 to participate, $750 for paddlers under 18-years-old. All paddlers in kayaks and outrigger canoes must wear a life preserver and all paddleboarders must use a paddle leash attached to their board. Paddlers must register by Friday, September 14 at 5 p.m. online at http://bit.ly/Kpmt0o. At least four support boats will be in the waters along with three jet skis manned by certified lifeguards from Hamptons Lifesaving Association.
Monies raised will be donated to East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, Women’s Prison Association, Paddlers for Humanity Relief Fund, PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program and Hamptons Life Saving Association.
Paddlers for Humanity is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) local non-profit organization and raises funds and awareness for worthy, nonprofit organizations that focus on children and youth. Grants are awarded on an as-needed project basis and funds are raised through a series of sporting adventures and challenges.