12th Annual SEA Paddle NYC Set for Saturday, August 11th Michael Chebatoris June 22, 2018 News SEA Paddle NYC If you’re a stand-up paddler, you have just 7 weeks left to register for what is arguably one of the most exciting race events of the year! On Saturday, August 11, the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) will host its twelfth annual SEA Paddle NYC, a grueling 25-mile event that attracts elite athletes and covers the dangerous waters circling Manhattan…all for charity. “As one of the world’s top-ten, stand-up-paddle events, SEA Paddle NYC draws elite paddlers from all over the world to test their endurance and raise funds for charity,” say SEA Executive Director, Richard Lee. According to Clif Bar Relay Team Captain Evelyn O’Doherty, “This is my favorite event of the year. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever been asked to do. As a paddler, the opportunity to paddle around Manhattan is an extraordinary experience. Paddlers still have time to register to participate at http://seapaddlenyc.org. Paddlers, or teams, are each required to raise a minimum of $1,000 with all proceeds benefiting several autism nonprofits and SEA. SEA works on environmental issues inherent to the surfing community and provides support to children with autism and their families. Since 2007, SEA has raised almost $3.2 million, with 100 percent of pledges going directly to the charities. About the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance Surfers’ Environmental Alliance is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit committed to the preservation and protection of the environmental and cultural elements inherent to the sport of surfing. These goals are achieved through grassroots efforts, community involvement, education, and humanitarian efforts. SEA strives to engage in projects to conserve the quality of the marine environment, preserve or enhance surf breaks, protect beach access rights, and safeguard the coastal surf zone from unnecessary development. For more information visit www.seasurfer.org. Comments Michael ChebatorisMichael is a Denver, Colorado-based CPA, marathon runner, alpine skier, and white water paddler. He grew up in Nebraska paddling Marathon canoes with his brother on the lake behind their house. That led to a summer job leading canoe tours on the Platte River for Nebraska State Parks. Now a Colorado resident, Michael is the co-founder of the financial services firm Flagship Consulting. When he’s not crunching numbers he can be found enjoying the abundant opportunities for outdoor exploration throughout the Rocky Mountain State and beyond.