Kayak For A Cause will be holding their annual fundraiser that brings kayakers and their favorite charities together to help raise money for causes that focus on ways to protect the environment and our community.
This year marks the 12th year that kayakers will join together to help raise money for local charities. Kayak For A Cause XII is setting a record having 34 charities on board. At the end of the event, the participating charities will receive 80% of the proceeds.
Kayak For A Cause (KFAC) will start in Long Island where paddlers will paddle 13 miles across the Long Island sound to Shady Beach in Norwalk, CT. This year there will be 3 route choices. 1. From Long Island to CT, 2. Boomerang – CT to CT, and 3. Round trip: CT to LI, back to CT. This annual event started in 2000 as a bet for 50 dollars between two friends and co-founders, Miles Spencer and Scott Carlin. Since the first official voyage across the sound, KFAC has raised over 2 million dollars and has brought 1,500 kayakers to the beach to raise money for charity. In 2006, KFAC set The Guinness World Record for most sea kayaks launched at one time, with 303 kayakers.
KFAC XII hopes to have 100 paddlers take part in this year’s journey across the LI sound. Anyone can help this cause, even if they have never kayaked before by volunteering or supporting paddlers via donations online. For more information and registration please visit, kayakforacause.com