The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle is one of our favorite events to sponsor! It’s organized by a local charity, The HEAL Foundation, Healing Every Autistic Life. Their mission is to help individuals and families in Northeast Florida living with Autism by funding educational programs, schools, summer camps and assistance tailored to their needs.
Now in its 4th year, The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle is one of the largest Stand Up Paddle Events on Florida’s East Coast… and still growing!
Last year, there were 275 participants and almost $100,000 raised for local kids and families living with Autism!
Money raised from this year’s event will be used to purchase iPads for special education classrooms. Studies have found that autistic children respond very well to specific apps designed for them. The tablets will help teachers communicate and better instruct children with autism.
We’re proud to sponsor such a fun event that inspires local kids and families to LIVE HAPPY!