Sunday, June 21, 2009

Paddling with Dave Kalama

Last Saturday we did a "pre-event" to help generate some excitement and mainly awareness for Pipeline to a Cure coming up in just 4 weeks! So we hit up the back bay of Newport and thanks to the Newport Aquatic Center, we (the CF Foundation) were able to host an invite-only "Paddle with Dave Kalama" day! It was a blast and everyone invited was able to learn about Cystic Fibrosis and learn how to support our event coming up. We generated tons of interest, and about 60 people came to hear about Pipeline and CF, and many committed to be involved :). After sharing our story and our goals, the invitees were able to get primo paddle lessons with none other than legends Dave Kalama, Jeff Clark Mickey Munoz and Jericho Popplar. It was a GREAT day!

Thanks to everyone involved , it was a blast :). here are some pics from the event , props to my buddy Steve for volunteering to take these!
I love doing events like these :)
Off they go!
Tandem paddling with honoree, Mike Sullivan.
Kim, Dave Kalama and I :)
Rocking the new 10 ft paddle board.
Dave teaching lessons.
Meeting Jason Lezak, Olympic swimmer and hanging with Mickey Munoz!

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