My Aloha Paddle and Surf (the company responsible for Lake Norman’s new paddle-board craze), has recently teamed up with 3-time NASCAR champion Ray Evernham to host the second annual Stand Up for Autism this coming May. The event will benefit the IGNITE community center and the Autism Society of North Carolina.
There will be plenty of food, music, and several unique paddle-boarding events, including races and fitness demos. There will even be several elite races sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA) and will be the second regional points race on Lake Norman.
“It is very exciting to see our local paddlers and the community participating to contribute to this important cause,” said Rob Bennett, event director and owner of My Aloha Paddle and Surf.
Stand Up for Autism will support IGNITE, a community center in Davidson for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. IGNITE offers activities, skills training, and educational workshops that foster social, financial, educational, and employment independence for its members.
The event will kickoff at the Port City Club in Cornelius on May 13. The kickoff party will include food, drinks, music, and a live auction. On Saturday, the pre-race meeting will start at 8 a.m. with the WPA Region 6 sanctioned Elite and Recreational races to follow. The awards ceremony on the beach will begin at 11 a.m. and be followed by a luau featuring the Island Hula Girls along with island music, food, and fun activities for all ages.
To find out more about the races you can go here https://paddleguru.com/races/StandUpforAutismWPAPaddleboardRace2016, and to buy tickets you can go to http://standupforautismlkn16.eventbrite.com.