Stand Up for the Children Challenge 2013

Paddleboards are go!

 Stand up
paddle boarding has become a hugely popular sport anywhere there’s water and
let’s face it, the Cayman Islands certainly has enough to go around. In fact,
that’s precisely what two strapping lads are planning to do for charity –
paddleboard around Grand Cayman to raise awareness for Feed Our Future Cayman.


On 2
August, 2013 (weather permitting) Sharn Mentz and Joseph Curley are going to
attempt to go around the whole island of Grand Cayman on their stand up paddle
boards to raise funds for the children of the Cayman Islands in need of food.
They will attempt the 70 mile journey in two days, starting at Surfside Beach
Bar in the very early morning; stopping in East end to overnight, and finishing
on Seven Mile Beach back at Surfside on 3 August.

really enjoys paddleboarding,” says Event Coordinator, Lisa Cavaliere, “and he
was thinking about trying to paddle around the island just for fun.

“We then
thought if he was going to do it, why not get a charity involved, and that’s
how we came up with the idea of the Stand Up for the Children Challenge.”

“We hope to
make it an annual event,” she continues, “and maybe get more people to join in
next year.”

Feed our
Future is a nonprofit association whose primary mission is to solve childhood
hunger and to support intellectual nourishment in the Cayman Islands. 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 those children and
reducing the burden on the community that supports them.

If you
require any additional information on the charity event or cause please contact
Lisa at (345) 548 7048, [email protected] or visit the Facebook page


can be made to the Feed Our Future accounts at Cayman National Bank, or at
Ocean Dental at 439 Crewe Road.

life paddle boarding

Stephen Clarke