Race For Charity ’14
4th annual GUSU PSUP * CLASSIC race series
The 4th annual GUSU PSUP Classic is a race benefiting 4 local charities:
- Children in Crisis ( www.ChildrenInCrisisFL.org¬†)
- Sacred Heart Foundation ( www.Sacred-Heart.org¬†)
- Shelter House ( www.ShelterHouseNWFL.org )
- Autism Society of the Emerald Coast ( www.EcAutismSociety.com )
GUSU Paddlesports (Get Up Stand Up) is a local company that was established in 2009. With the concept of providing paddleboards for everyone from the beginner to surf paddlers and racers. GUSU has grown into the premier paddleboard destination for Destin, FL and¬†in the Southeast offering demo boards to try before you buy. The only natural progression was to add more fun to the fastest growing watersport in the world, and the GUSU race was born. They encounter many in need and want to do more in the community to help, thus turning the increasingly popular race series into a charity event.
Each race will consist of 1 mile beginner, 2 mile recreational, and 4 mile Elite race. Prizes will be given at each race, but in order to qualify for an overall prize racers must race at least 5 out of the 6 races. “We love to bring everyone together from young, young at heart, beginners or experienced paddlers, as well as introducing the sport to children while establishing healthy lifestyles and positive attitudes.” States Jon Parks, a GUSU partner.
25% of proceeds from racer entry fees will be donated to the charity organizations listed while the rest covers venue cost for host sites. Last year they raised a surplus of $5000 for one cause, and this year we expect to surpass that number.
For all 6 races registration will begin at 8 a.m. and race starts between 9:30 and 10. The Series begins May 10, at NorthLight Marina and goes 1 each month until the final race ending Oct. 11 at Legendary Yacht Club.
To Register GUSU.Ticketbud.com and for information call 850.460.7300 or visit www.gusupaddlesports.com
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