Fifth Annual Pints and Paddles Fundraiser for Team River Runner

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A special event is taking place next weekend to help support wounded and disabled veterans.

Allie Wagner was live in Mission Bay to preview the Pints and Paddles fundraiser and learn more about Team River Runner.

Pints and Paddles is a paddle community event to benefit Team River Runner (TRR). Since 2004, TRR’s mission is to create an environment of healthy adventure by providing innovative paddling programs to assist with the recovery of for healing active duty and veteran service members through paddlesports.

Activities include several kinds of paddle races, including:
· Khaotic Kayak: Teams of three per kayak, including two paddlers and a gunner. The gunner will be using a super soaker to slow down competitors on a 150-yard course around a buoy. Heats of three or four boats will compete in each qualifying heat, with the winning team advancing to the final. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets (PFD’s) and water soakers are provided. Dress to get wet.

· SUP Pandemonium: Teams of two per stand up paddleboard, a paddler and a gunner. The gunner will be using a super soaker to slow down competitors on a 150-yard course around a buoy. Heats of three or four SUP boards will compete in each qualifying heat, with the winning team advancing to the final. SUP boards, paddles, life jackets (PFD’s) and water soakers are provided. Dress to get wet

· TRR Social Paddle on Mission Bay: Fun paddle exploring Mission Bay with short and long courses available. All levels including beginners and never-evers are welcome. Bring your own kayak or stand up paddleboard. Not to worry if you don’t have one: Rentals are available from Aqua Adventures and will be waiting for you at the event if booked in advance.

The event also features a raffle, barbecue lunch, beer, and other family friendly activities.

Even if you don’t own a kayak and SUP board, they have you covered – rentals will be provided through Aqua Adventures if booked in advance.

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