Christopher Russo

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Goal $5,000.00


Dear Friends, Family and Men & Women of the Sea,

We are all incredibly fortunate to be able to enjoy the continued blessings of our Oceans. It is heartbreaking to see the harm that our lifestyles have caused, but it is uplifting to see how much work has been done by great people to help mend the damage and the amazing recovery that the Ocean is making.

As a seaside resident, surfer and lifeguard, I feel as these sacred waters have been entrusted upon us to be cherished and protected in the name of our ancestors, ourselves, and future generations to come. SEA Paddle NYC is helping to ensure that impactful steps are taken to safeguard our only Oceans and share her healing powers with children and families living with Autism.

This 25 mile paddle around Manhattan is a grand celebration of Watermen/Women's love and devotion to all of the waters across the globe. I am proud to be taking part in this years' paddle for the very first time and excited to honor the loved ones who have supported me throughout the course of my life and this journey in particular. None of this would be possible without your continued love and support.

Thank you for helping SEA PADDLE NYC and all of its beneficiaries to carry out their noble missions. With much grattitude I thank you for supporting me on fulfilling this dream together as we acknowledge the deep beauty and mystery of our planet that we vow to honor and protect.


Christopher Russo


  • Kyle (about 2 weeks ago)

    Make sure you drink a smoothie before the paddle

  • Dominick (about 4 weeks ago)

    You are an awesome person doing great things! Keep it up!

  • Josephine (about a month ago)

    Way to Go Chris! Love you, Nana & Papa

  • Vincent (about a month ago)

    Thank you for helping make the world a better place

  • Gaensly (about a month ago)

    Fighting the good fight! Keep at it brother!

  • Loretta (about a month ago)

    Chris show em what cha working wit! LOL We love you!

  • Jamie (about a month ago)

    For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea.

  • Jamie (about a month ago)

    For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea.

  • Dylan (about a month ago)

    Good luck in the race ! Its a great challenge and Im sure will be lots of fun

  • Vincent (about a month ago)

    Thanks for supporting children with special needs. Your efforts will make a difference. With great appreciation-the Theresa Foundation

  • Maggie (about a month ago)

    Your passion is inspiring. Go get em !

  • Jeanine (about a month ago)

    Love You!

  • Vincent and Susan (about a month ago)

    You make us proud

  • Bennett (about a month ago)

    Chris, You make your us very proud.

  • sam (about a month ago)

    New York

  • Jessica (about a month ago)

    So proud of you for making a difference and putting yourself out there for a great cause! I have no doubt you will give it your all!

  • Barbara & Dante (about a month ago)

    Go Chris Go

My Status
Number of pledges received: 27
Goal achievement: 109%
Number of page visits: 491
Days since event: 14

Event Information
What: 2017 SEAPaddleNYC
When: Saturday August 5, 2017 at 09:00 AM

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Overall Event Goal: $200,000

Top 5 Fundraisers

Rank Name Amount
#1 Edmonds Bafford $60,144.00
#2 jack schlossberg $7,400.00
#3 Christopher Russo $5,445.90
#4 Matt Mark $4,805.00
#5 George Stemetzki $4,295.00

Top 5 Teams

Rank Team Name Amount
#1 Slow Motion Ninjas $8,060.00
#2 South Shore Paddleboards $6,590.00
#3 TEAM REPEAT $6,376.09
#4 Key West PerSisters $3,626.00
#5 Team LUNA $3,270.00