Wisp Resort will host Paddling for PAWS, a fundraising paddleboard race, at Deep Creek State Park on May 11, 2013 starting at 9am.A portion of the race fees will benefit HART for Animals, Inc. This event will help promote Stand Up Paddleboard racing in the Deep Creek Lake area, bring awareness to HART’s cause and raise funds to support the non-profit organization
The general public is encouraged to participate and race in this fundraiser. There will be a 5K and a 10K race with three different divisions for each. Pre-registration race fee is $45 and can be done online at www.wispresort.com. Registration on the day of the event is $55. Children ages 12 and under may participate in our Children’s Race for free. The event is open to all levels of paddleboaders.
A portion of the race entry fees will be donated to HART for Animals, Inc. Michael Valach, Director of Wisp Outdoors, created this event out of his own passions: he is an avid paddleboarder, animal advocate and on the board of HART for Animals, Inc. “This event will bring good exposure for both HART’s cause and paddleboarding, a watersport that is still fairly new to Deep Creek Lake,” stated Mr. Valach.