Monday, August 18, 2014

Racers Win $5K During Aug. 16 Paddle at the Porch

Emerald Coast Business Brokers

Destin, Fla., Aug. 18 – On Aug. 16, 100 paddlers set off in the crystal clear Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House for the 3rd Paddle at the Porch sponsored by ML Healthcare. Garrett Fletcher of Destin and Mary Hope Miller of Gulf Breeze each won $1,750 for setting the best times in the male and female divisions of the Six Mile 12’6” Elite Race. Second place winners Matt Wise of Miramar Beach and Mary Anne Boyer of Weston, Fla., won $500, and third place winners Joseph Cerdas of Galveston, Texas, and Mini Lagace of Weston, Fla., won $250.

The purse, which totaled $5,000, was possible through sponsor Destin Commons and race partner BOTE.

Racers, ages 8 – 74, represented nine states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. In addition to the Six Mile 12’6” Elite Race, they also competed in additional six mile categories, three mile categories, and a one mile recreational race.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!
Partners - BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
Title sponsor - ML Healthcare
Purse sponsor - Destin Commons
Gold sponsors - 99RockBrannon & BrannonThe BeachcomberBuffalo Rock PepsiCox Communications, Inc.Destin MagazineMC Photo, and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Silver sponsors - Beach ButlerThe Center for Cosmetic & Family DentistryCoastal Bank and TrustCoastal Skin Surgery & DermatologyGulf Coast DermatologyLegacy Boating Club, and Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A.
Accommodations sponsors - Go SouthernSterling Resorts, and SummerPlace Inn
Bronze sponsors - Brookdale Home Health and YOLO Board

The 4th Annual Paddle at the Porch is set for Aug. 15, 2015. Follow to stay up-to-date on race details and visit for a complete list of 2014 winners and to see race photos.

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