12th Annual Dean Randazzo Paddle for a Cause: June 8th in NJ

Winner Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle for a Cause
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The 12th annual Dean Randazzo Paddle for a Cause, a fundraiser benefiting families struggling with the disease of cancer, fires up the tribe in this 22-mile, 8-mile and 4-mile stand up paddle, prone, surf-ski, outrigger and rowboat race in New Jersey. This year’s event is June 8th, 2019.

Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle for a Cause
Atlantic City: June 8, 2019.

Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle for a Cause

What is it?

The DRCF Paddle for a Cause is a multi-craft paddle fundraiser which champions the hearts of individuals battling cancer the world over. A strategically designed course in Atlantic City, New Jersey creates a test of both the heart & grit of stand up paddlers, prone paddlers, outriggers, surf-ski and other water craft athletes, to echo the mental & physical challenges of individuals battling cancer. This special event on June 8, 2019 – now in its 12th year – promotes a special cause.

Paddlers are invited to participate in one event that tests their skill level: a 4-mile recreational paddle, 8-mile race or the 22-mile Elite course. Each participant shows up on the start line to raise awareness, support and funds for families challenged by cancer.  Proceeds benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.

Register now https://thedrcf.org/events/paddle-for-a-cause/

Dean Randazzo Paddle for a Cause cancer new jersey
Registration is now OPEN for the DRCF Paddle for a Cause on PaddleGuru.com

Where is it?

In the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation’s Paddle for a Cause on June 8th, paddlers will take on the grueling journey around Absecon Island, launching from Frank S. Farley Marina at Golden Nugget, Atlantic City NJ.

Paddlers choosing to embark on the 22.5-mile journey will be tested both mentally and physically. There is also an 8-mile race for less seasoned paddlers, plus two options for individuals who want to participate in a non-competitive paddle including an 8-mile paddle to the Wonder Bar and back and a 4-mile option that finishes at the Wonder Bar.

New divisions listed include: Surf Ski, Kayak and Outrigger.  SUP & Prone hold the largest prize pockets!

Dean Randazzo Paddle for a Cause Tribe is Strong

Who comes?

The DRCF Paddle for a Cause draws competitors from a wide array of paddle crafts from around the globe to #PaddleItForward in support of people fighting the disease of cancer.

The event welcomes:
Stand Up Paddlers
Prone Paddlers
Outrigger Canoes

Cash & Prizes?  You bet.

Prize money will be awarded to the following divisions:

SUP Men’s Open :  14′ and Under
Prone Mens
SUP Women’s Open :  14′ and Under
Prone Womens
SUP   1st = $800
2nd= $350
3rd= $150

Register now https://thedrcf.org/events/paddle-for-a-cause/

Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle for a Cause stand up padddle prone paddle new jersey
Prone, SUP, Surf-Ski, Outrigger, Kayak & Rowboats are ALL welcome to take the journey around Absecon Island in New Jersey.

NEW DIVISIONS at DRCF Paddle for a Cause

Surf Ski Single: 
This year the DRCF Paddle for a Cause will be awarding trophies to the top three overall Surf Ski competitors.
1st:  $250
2nd: $150
3rd:  $100

Outrigger Canoe OC-1
This year we will be awarding trophies to the top three overall OC-1 competitors.
1st:   $250
2nd:  $150
3rd:  $100

8-mile Race
This year, the DRCF Paddle for a Cause will award trophies to the top three overall 8-mile race finishers. No prize money will be offered, but bragging rights will be established for one calendar year.

Open Division:  Kayaks, Lifeguard boats and anything else you can paddle.
Trophies will be awarded to open paddlers depending on the number of registrations received in the each category.

Register now https://thedrcf.org/events/paddle-for-a-cause/

Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation flag Paddle for a Cause

What makes this event special?

Honorary stones and keepsake stones are available with custom messaging for a $20 donation. All proceeds from sales go directly to the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation. The stones are environmentally friendly, 100 percent natural and contain no added color or paint. Stones can be purchased online at TheDRCF.org/honor.

Anyone who has been impacted by cancer is also invited to join in an open paddle-out at 9:30 a.m. at the Frank S. Farley Marina. Guests will honor cancer survivors and victims by paddling into the bay and casting engraved memorial pocket stones into the water.

Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation honor stones paddle for a cause
Donate an Honor Stone even if you’re not there to remember a loved one and honor those who fight the disease.

After-Party for DRCF Paddle for a Cause

All are also encouraged to come out and paddle or join on the Deck at Golden Nugget at 4 p.m. for an after party and awards ceremony. Tickets are $25 and include food and entertainment.

For more information about becoming a paddler, fundraiser, donating or joining the party visit:  https://thedrcf.org/

Be a part of the hope & healing a multi-divisional paddle can bring to those who suffer. Bring your heart, and your mettle to show support.  Buy a stone. Participate in the paddle out.  Compete. Join the recreational paddle, or come to the after-party.

There are so many ways you can make a difference.



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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.