I am excited to join eight other standup paddle boarders this Sunday June 29th for a crossing of the Strait of Georgia from Nanaimo2Vancouver in support of Ruben’s Shoes. Weather permitting we will be leaving at first light Sunday morning and we are anticipating a 10-12 hr crossing as we make our way to Vancouver and Sunset park. I am most excited to be representing Ruben’s shoes and raising funs for this amazing non profit. Donate as little or as much as you can.
Ruben’s Shoes is a non-profit organization that gets much-needed footwear to kids in the Dominican Republic. In many countries, children are forbidden from attending school if they simply lack shoes. Ruben’s Shoes believes education is the most important tool we have to lift these countries above their economic strife, and that’s why its mission is to collect shoes so these kids can attend school and change the world. Ruben’s Shoes also fundraises in an effort to build needed community schools and dorms to ensure education remains a priority. The organization currently focuses its efforts on the Dominican Republic and Haiti, but will go where the help is needed in the months and years ahead.
The nine paddlers include Harry Saini, Scott Burton, Ben Wright, Adam Cole, Ken Larsen, David Jianu, Jason Bennet, Kelvin Humenny and myself, all striving to make life a little easier for kids who face enough challenges without having to walk barefoot through them.
Want to help Ruben’s Shoes get it done? Click on our Fundrazr link and do your thing. We appreciate any donation, any size. We’ll put it to good use.
PLEASE DONATE TO RUBEN’S SHOES HERE at FUNDRAZER.
Big thanks to support from BOARDWORKS SURF, KIALOA PADDLES, GALILEO COFFEE, ICEBREAKER, NORTHERN BOARD, and CHALLENGEBYCHOICE FITNESS.