Paddle board event helps Missoula non-profits

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 09:39:19-04

MISSOULA – It was a great day to be out on the water and that’s exactly what people did on the Clark Fork River on Sunday.

Paddle boarders of all ages and abilities hit the river in the seventh annual Windermere SUP Cup.

Windermere Office Manager Sadie Geiser says this year saw the most participants ever, at 87 paddleboarders.

“There’s a lot of build up to this point, so once the day is finally here it runs pretty smoothly, and we enjoy doing it,” Geiser told MTN News.

The goal of the event was to have fun and raise money.

The proceeds are split between the Missoula Food Bank Kids EmPower Pack program and the Watershed Education Network.

Food Bank Executive Director Aaron Brock says the couple thousand dollars raised will help feed kids this summer.

“That matters. Our food bank relies on a whole community that gives what they can, and when events like this come along we turn out,” Brock said.

“And the dollars that are raised here today will be helping provide families with food this coming week.”

The race was 4.2 miles from white trash beach to the Holiday Inn Downtown in Missoula.