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Fantastic Paddle for Individuals with Special Needs Ages 7 Through Adult

By July 12, 2022No Comments

Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 10am – 1pm

Location: Evangola State Park Shelter 1A 
10191 Old Lake Shore Rd, Irving, NY 14081 

The Fantastic Paddle is a safe, fun event!!! Fantastic Friends of Western New York partners with Longboards at the Beach and Paddle Co. for this event.

Special needs individuals get the opportunity to kayak or paddle board with a 1:1 assistant in small groups for approximately 20 minutes, staying close to shore in shallow water.

There will be games on land, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Each participant receives a trophy and an event t-shirt. Parents are also welcome to lunch.

Participants MUST be able to wear a life jacket (provided) while kayaking/paddle boarding. 

Parent or guardian required to stay and supervise their child/children when they are not on a kayak or paddle board with an assistant.

*At this time, we are not accepting siblings for the kayak/paddle board portion of the event, siblings are welcome to join in the land games and lunch. If there are spots open after special needs registration, we will open it up to siblings ages 7-12. If you’d like your child placed on the sibling wait list, please enter their information at the bottom of the registration form.*

Please be advised, there is a chance that you and/or your child will be photographed and posted on our social media accounts by participating in this event.

Be sure to fill out 1 registration form for “each” special needs participant. Forms and payments must be received by July 20, 2022. Space is limited and registrants will be taken in order of registration form/payment received. No forms will be accepted without payment. Please do not email us the form. Checks and forms can be mailed to or dropped off when you are there: Fantastic Friends of WNY, 1286 French RD, Depew, NY 14043. $20 per special needs participant. 

*In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled and your money refunded. We will notify you if the event is cancelled.*

Click here to download a printable version of the registration form