Paddle with Purpose Award nominees for the 2015 Canoe & Kayak Awards, presented August 5 in Salt Lake City. The Paddle with Purpose Award honor a philanthropic organization, team or individual that uses paddling to enrich the lives of others.

JUANITO DE UGARTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Juanito de Ugarte Memorial Scholarship - Paddle With Purpose Nominee - 2015 C&K Awards

THE CAUSE: Empowering Peruvian youth through whitewater kayaking THE INSTIGATOR: Juan Antonio de Ugarte Burbank, along with his family and friends, as well as the Ottawa Kayak School and Wilderness To[...]

PADDLE TO D.C.

PADDLE TO D.C. - Paddle With Purpose Nominee - 2015 C&K Awards

THE CAUSE: Keep sulfide ore mining out of the Boundary Waters THE INSTIGATORS: Dave and Amy Freeman THE METHOD: Minnesota-based outdoor guides and educators Dave and Amy Freeman completed an environme[...]

KAYAK FOR SAFE PASSAGE KIDS

KAYAK FOR SAFE PASSAGE KIDS - Paddle With Purpose Nominee - 2015 C&K Awards

THE CAUSE: Raise awareness and funds for a school for children living in a garbage dump community in Guatemala City. THE INSTIGATOR: Deb Walters THE METHOD: Walters, a 63-year-old grandmother and reti[...]

INNER CITY KIDS KAYAKING CAMP

INNER CITY KIDS KAYAKING CAMP - Paddle With Purpose Nominee - 2015 C&K Awards

THE CAUSE: Introducing inner city kids to the great outdoors through kayaking THE INSTIGATOR: Jessie Stone and Jackson Kayak THE METHOD: Working with The Graham Windham School in Hastings-on-Hudson in[...]

NEPAL KAYAK CLUB

Nepal Kayak Club - Paddle With Purpose Nominee - 2015 C&K Awards

THE CAUSE: Helping rebuild Nepal after the catastrophic earthquakes of 2015 THE INSTIGATOR: The Nepal Kayak Club THE METHOD: After the first of two major earthquakes struck Nepal, killing thousands, t[...]