Monday, August 18, 2014
Racers Win $5K During Aug. 16 Paddle at the Porch
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 - 99Rock, Brannon & Brannon, The Beachcomber, Buffalo Rock Pepsi, Cox Communications, Inc., Destin Magazine, MC Photo, and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Silver sponsors - Beach Butler, The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Coastal Bank and Trust, Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology, Gulf Coast Dermatology, Legacy Boating Club, and Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A.
Accommodations sponsors - Go Southern, Sterling 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 Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch to stay up-to-date on race details and visit PaddleAtThePorch.com for a complete list of 2014 winners and to see race photos.