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Meet the kayakers (L-R): Jason, Jeff, Joe, Stephen, Beth, and Dave

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In Memory of Scunny

2014 Scunny Memorial Paddle
September 16-21, 2014 

In memory of Patrick “Scunny” McCusker 

175 miles.
8 friends.
6 days.
1 great cause.
In memory of one great guy.

Last year, six friends decided to commemorate Patrick “Scunny” McCusker in the way they knew best – a kayak fundraiser. Over six days, the group paddled more than 175 miles from Baltimore, MD, to Ocean City, MD, using Scunny’s route from his inaugural kayak fundraiser for Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation in 2006. With a great deal of blood, sweat, and tears, the six paddlers raised more than $60,000 in Scunny’s name for his favorite charity.

And this year, they’re back to do more.

The 2014 Scunny Memorial Paddle will take place September 16th – 21st, this time launching from Ocean City, MD, and ending in Baltimore, MD. The eight-man crew is busy training in the water, mapping out the route, and putting the “paddle” to the metal to make this year's voyage bigger and better.

To do so, they need your help. Join “Delaware” Dave Powell, Jason Mislan, Beth Roche, Jeff Mason, Stephen Twilley, Joe Wandishin, Shawn Paradise, and Chris Furst - along with Captain Tyler Cole - in making this year’s kayak trip a success. Learn more about each paddler by clicking on their photos below and making a donation in their support, and in Scunny's memory.  

Upcoming fundraisers:

Check out news clips from last year's Paddle:
- News Clip from WBAL (Baltimore, MD)
- Story from WJZ (Baltimore, MD)
- Story from WMDT (Salisbury, MD)
- Story from OC Today (Ocean City, MD)
- Radio interview with 98 Rock Baltimore


Delaware Dave Powell
"Delaware" Dave Powell

Jason Mislan
Jason Mislan

Jeff Mason
Jeff Mason

Beth Roche
Beth Roche

Joe WandishinJoe Wandishin

Stephen TwilleyStephen Twilley

Shawn ParadiseShawn Paradise

Chris FurstChris Furst

Tyler Cole"Captain" Tyler Cole



The 2013 Scunny Memorial Paddle course went from Baltimore, MD to Ocean City, MD. This year's course will be reversed, beginning in Ocean City and finishing in Baltimore. Course will be updated closer to the trip. View last year's course here.


Sunday, August 24, 2014
10am - 4pm
Annapolis Canoe & Kayak, Annapolis MD

Join the 2014 Scunny Memorial Paddle team as they prepare for this year's voyage by taking part in Training Day, an opportunity for friends and supporters to paddle alongside the crew and see what the journey is all about. Event is rain or shine!

Choose between a morning or afternoon session as a Beginner Kayaker, Intermediate/Advanced Kayaker, or Stand Up Paddleboarder.

The $150 registration fee includes:
- Equipment rental for the session
- Tech t-shirt and participant goody bag
- Complimentary food & drinks at the conclusion of each session
- Awesome raffles & prizes

Download Registration Form here
Return all registration forms with payment to:
6601 Frederick Road, Baltimore, MD 21228


Looking to get your business involved in this unique venture? Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities for this year's trip to see which is the best fit for you and your company. Contact a member of the Paddle team to make your commitment.


Thank you to this year's sponsors!


Oskar Blues Brewery logo


Sussex Shores logo Portallis

Waterfront HotelAnnapolis Canoe & Kayak

BB&T logo RPS Draft ServicesMCW Solutions
Merritt Athletic Clubs King Street GrilleAbbey Burger Bistro
Scores Baltimore Tropicool logoScott Mislan

Brenda MislanCapital SUP logoPowerPlant Live!

Herbert Bearman Foundation


For questions, to commit to a sponsorship, or to register for Training Day, please contact a member of the 2014 Paddle team:

Beth Roche - 443-653-6557, beth.roche781@gmail.com
Chris Furst - 443-388-2958, chris.furst@me.com
Delaware Dave - 410-960-9994, deldave99@aol.com
Jason Mislan - 443-253-3857, jasonmm69@gmail.com
Jeff Mason - 443-807-9049, rmunson18@verizon.net
Joe Wandishin - 443-413-4174, jwandishin0@yahoo.com
Shawn Paradise - 443-600-3002, pdice09@yahoo.com
Stephen Twilley - 443-618-9159, sjtwilley@gmail.com

Believe In Tomorrow™ Children's Foundation  •  6601 Frederick Road, Baltimore MD 21228  •  800-933-5470