2014 Scunny Memorial Paddle
September 16-21, 2014
In memory of Patrick “Scunny” McCusker
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.
- Rodney Henry & The Charm City All Stars benefit concert
August 18th, 7-11pm @ The Admiral's Cup (Baltimore, MD)
- Training Day (see below for details)
- 10th Cancerversary Celebration benefiting the Paddle
Hosted by Beth Silverman, August 31st, 7-11pm @ El Bufalo Tequila Bar (Baltimore, MD)
- Kayak Launch Party
September 14th, 2-6pm @ Bond Street Social (Baltimore, MD)
- Welcome Home Party
September 21st @ Max's Taphouse (Baltimore, MD), time TBD
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
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!
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, email@example.com
Chris Furst - 443-388-2958, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware Dave - 410-960-9994, email@example.com
Jason Mislan - 443-253-3857, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Mason - 443-807-9049, email@example.com
Joe Wandishin - 443-413-4174, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Paradise - 443-600-3002, email@example.com
Stephen Twilley - 443-618-9159, firstname.lastname@example.org