Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Coast Guard Fallen Guardians Race

The Coast Guard Fallen Guardians Race from Hawaii Kai to Ala Moana was fun! All kinds of craft, 6 man, one man, two man, surfski and of course SUP. In the SUP there were some pretty fast times with Rob Stehlik first, Jeff Chang second and Darin Kohara third. In the women's race Nicole Madosik was first, Barbara Bumatay second and Sharon Stehlik third. Complete results are here:


The race was organized to show support and gratitude to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. People who train every day to be ready to answer the call when some one is in trouble at sea. Last year, on September 4th, Coast Guard helicopter 6505 crashed in the Pacific Ocean during a training exercise, all hands were lost. Each of the crew left behind a family. The Coast Guard Foundation has the Fallen Heroes Scholarship fund that is exclusively for the children of men and women of the US Coast Guard who have died in the line of duty. The proceeds of this race will go to the Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund. For more information about the Coast Guard Foundation please visit their website at: www.coastguardfoundation.org/

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