The second annual Champion of the Crescent Stand Up Paddle Board race saw 250 participants take to the waters off Blackie Spit Park, Crescent Beach, Surrey, raising more than $155,000. The money raised will go towards kids’ mental health programs supported by Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation.
“We’re happy so many people chose to spend their Sunday with us, raising money for kids’ mental health programs,” said Jane Adams, President of the Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation. “Participants in the race have helped fund vital programs that will provide children, teens and their families with much needed support and treatment. There’s a real need for these programs, and everyone’s contribution will be so appreciated by the most vulnerable in our society.”
Champion of the Crescent, presented by EllisDon, is an annual event and will take place again next year at the same location on July 22nd 2018.
Winners in the categories were as follows:
10 km race:
- DANNY CHING 54:56
- MATT ABBOTT 59:27
- CANDACE APPLEBY 1:04:27
- SHANNON BELL 1:05:41
3.5 km race:
- BLAKE HANLEY 24:17
- DOUG THOMAS 25:19
- SARAH SANDSTROM 26:47
- LAURISSE NOEL 31:44
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