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.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]