- Dwayne VanHoose
We are athletes that believe in the power of Peace. We also enjoy pushing ourselves to the limit. We race ridiculously long distances in kayaks and on Stand up Paddle Boards and, as an example, our shortest race this year is 50 miles.
Paddle4Peace was founded by a group of athletes who live the phrase “relentless forward motion,” a concept born from adventure
racing which illustrates that hard-to-reach goals are achievable by persistently striving towards your objective. In 2012 alone, we will
collectively paddle more than 1,000 miles in races around the globe to benefit children and groups that actively work to foster peace in all its forms.
- Shane Perrin
We are all about challenging ourselves to go places and do things that may seem impossible. We participate in some of the toughest races in the world, and take these challenges on with an unflagging sense of peace. Facing a 340-mile non-stop solo race like the Missouri 340 (http://rivermiles.com/mr340) takes courage, commitment, endurance, and no small amount of grace.
By setting this example of athleticism and perseverance, thePaddle4Peace group is taking the skills we have learned on the water and working to pass them along to children everywhere. The Paddle4Peace Kids Program is designed to help kids garner a sense of self-worth and confidence. We want to get kids outdoors and on to the water where we can help them learn the tools necessary to rise to any challenge, while living with a sense of inner peace.
- Mike Tremann
In addition to supporting children, Paddle4Peace helps raise money for organizations that are working to better humankind, in the name of peace. In 2012, we are excited to partner with The Euphrates Institute, an organization that approaches peace from a different angle with their vision to end the ‘clash of civilizations’ in our lifetime. www.euphratesinstitute.org
Thank you so much for supporting our cause. On the right hand side of this page is a link to buy a stainless steel BPA free water bottle in support of us.
Please enjoy the water in your bottle, and enjoy your bottle on the water!
Of course there is always the “Donate” button too!
Paddle4Peace: we dream it, we dare to try it, and we paddle in the name of a better world!