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Meet the kayakers (L-R): Dave, Shawn, Tyler, Steve, Jeff, Chris, Joe, Jason, and Beth

Scunny Memorial Paddle

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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.

UPDATE: The paddlers have completed this year's trip! Thaks to all who supported them along the way. You can still donate using the link to the left and help them reach their $100,000 goal! Check out new coverage below...

THE BALTIMORE SUN: From Ocean City to Fells Point, a grueling kayak journey for a cause

THE COASTAL DISPATCH: Charitable Kayak Journey from Fenwick to Baltimore Underway in Honor of 'Scunny'

OC TODAY: Eight friends paddle in memory of 'Scunny'

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 funds in Scunny’s name for his favorite charity.

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

The 2014 Scunny Memorial Paddle takes 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.


Click on each kayaker's photo to read their stories or
to donate to their fundraising pages!

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. View last year's course here.



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!

Blue Fin Construction Bob Evans logo
Herbert Bearman Foundation


Mr. Natural Water KIND Bar


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For general questions and media inquiries, please call 410-744-1032 or email ksachs@believeintomorrow.org.

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