Maui Paddle for a Cure Returns to the Hyatt in October

June 21, 2016, 7:27 AM HST · Updated June 21, 5:01 PM
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    The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa today announced the return of the third annual Maui Paddle for a Cure event on Oct. 1, 2016.

    The event is a non-competitive fundraiser that benefits Susan G. Komen Hawaiʻi for breast cancer awareness, prevention and treatment.

    Last year, the resort more than doubled its fundraising goals and raised $36,000.  This October, the resort aims to raise $50,000 through all donations and registration fees for the event.

    Resort guests and the members of the Maui community 18 years and older are invited to an open paddle along Hanakaʻōʻō Beach by stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe with courses set up for varying levels of experience.

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    The following are the three different courses that will be offered:

    • Beginner – SUP clinic and guided paddle: SUP Clinic will be hosted by professional water athletes and Tatiana Howard, founder The Butterfly Effect. The clinic will cover the basics of paddling and conclude with an optional guided half mile paddle. The clinic will be limited to 20 participants.
    • Intermediate: 2 mile paddle from Hanakaʻōʻō Beach to Puʻu Kekaʻa “Black Rock” and back.
    • Advanced: 4 mile course from Hanakaʻōʻō Beach to Westin KOR and back for experienced paddlers and canoe paddlers.

    Additional Paddle for a Cure details including sponsors, pre-paddle activities, events and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

    “We are incredibly honored to once again partner with Susan G. Komen Hawaiʻi and look forward to another outstanding fundraising event in October,” said Allan Farwell, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. “Exceeding last year’s goal was a wonderful victory, and we’re excited to bring our guests and community together again to increase awareness for breast cancer and raise funds for this important cause.”

    Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect, this year’s Maui Paddle for a Cure will take place stating at Hanakaʻōʻō Beach Park on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

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    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a cure. File photo 2014. Image courtesy: Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a Cure. Courtesy via Tegan Kopilenko.

    Paddle for a Cure. Courtesy via Tegan Kopilenko.

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