3rd Annual Paddle for Polio Plus

Date(s) - August 25, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Join Athens Sunrise Rotary for the 3rd Annual Paddle for Polio Plus! Sunday, August 25, 2019.  Registration opens at 12:00 pm, with prize drawings and awards at 3:30.

What is Paddle for Polio Plus? Glad you asked! #Paddle2019 is a unique fundraiser that combined the ever-popular “poker run” game with boating. Participants will be dealt a 5 card poker hand and will then set out in their kayaks or canoes across beautiful Lake Snowden to stop at a total of 5 checkpoints to receive stamps that eventually validate their poker hand. All participants receive a complimentary ticket into our door prize drawing ($500 value!!) with their registration fee. At each checkpoint, boaters will have the opportunity to purchase additional chances at the door prize drawing by paying $1 and completing a simple, fun challenge.

This year, the event will also feature a Guided Bike Ride around the Lake Snowden grounds.

The event is family-friendly and will feature music, free food and tons of games and activities for the entire family!

Paddle for Polio Plus is a unique fundraiser aimed to raise awareness and support for Rotary’s quest to completely eradicate polio from the world. The initiative is over 3 decades strong and Rotary is this close to complete eradication. Only a handful of cases have been reported in 2019, but the final push is more critical than ever. It is estimated that it will take about $1 Billion to finish the job.

Lake Snowden