Guys paddle for kids

Two residents want to use paddle boarding to help a local charity. 

Sharn Mentz and Joseph Curley will be attempting an island-wide trek on 2 August with the goal of raising money for Feed Our Future Cayman Islands, a nonprofit organisation that battles child hunger locally. 

Lisa Cavaliere serves as the event coordinator and spoke about the scope of this summer’s endeavour, titled “Stand Up for the Children Challenge 2013.”  

“Weather permitting, the guys are going to attempt to go around the whole island of Grand Cayman on their stand up paddle boards, to raise funds and awareness to help feed the children of the Cayman Islands that are in need,” Cavaliere said. “They will attempt the 70-mile journey in two days, stopping in East End to overnight and finishing on Seven Mile Beach. 

“This will help us provide assistance to those in our community. Feed Our Future is a nonprofit association, whose primary mission is to solve childhood hunger and to support intellectual nourishment in Cayman,” she added. “They do so through the funding of nutritionally balanced, low cost or free school meals to children in need in public and private schools, thereby serving a dual purpose of enriching the learning potential and health of the child and reducing the burden on the community that supports them. We hope that we can count on the public to help support our cause.” 

 

For more information, call Lisa Cavaliere at 548-7048. 

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