- Posted March 31, 2014 by
Dana Point, California
- Marine Corps Veteran Will Schmidt is attempting the first solo stand up paddle of the West Coast of USA to raise funds for wounded service members.
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Marine Corps Veteran Will Schmidt is attempting the first solo stand up paddle of the West Coast of USA to raise funds for wounded service members.
In September of 2013 Will solo stand up paddled the inner California Channel Islands Chain from Oxnard, CA to Dana Point, CA consecutively to benefit charity. He covered a distance of 225.6 miles, crossed 9 channels, and landed on 6 islands. Escorted by a 34’ Catalina sailboat, he set 2 and broke 3 stand up paddle records within the span of a week.
Schmidt will be filming this journey to produce a documentary film based on the trip as well as planning many public appearances along the way. Visit Will's website, www.AreYouInspiredYet.com, and click on the banner to view his fundraising page for this trip or directly link to the crowdfunding page at www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/stand-up-paddle-against-depression-inspir-ocean-/156083. All proceeds from his fundraiser after expenses will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a 501c3 nonprofit charity.
Contact Will at will@AreYouInspiredYet.com to schedule an interview, appearance, receive press ready photos, or to explore sponsorship opportunities.