wayne best

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Goal $4,000.00


Friends and family,

It's time once again to make the trip to New York City for SEAPaddleNYC.  It's a grueling 25 mile paddleboard race around Manhattan for Autism and the environment.  It starts at the Brooklyn Bridge, you paddle 6 miles up the East River, 7 miles across the Harlem River, and paddle the last 12 down the Hudson River almost to the Statue of Liberty.  It's definitely one of the hardest things I've ever done.   I've done it two years in a row, this will be my third.  Why do I do this?   It's a benefit for Autism and the environment.  In the last 10 years, SEAPaddleNYC has raised over 2.3 million dollars for these beneficiaries.  That's a lot of loot!

As most of you already know, I had to have shoulder surgery in February for a torn Labrum.  It's been a slow painful recovery for sure.  It's put a damper on all of my races this spring, and I'll have to miss a few this summer.   Although I won't be as fast or as strong as the two years before, I wouldn't miss this race for anything.   It's great to be a part of something that gives so much back to the community.   Some of the money raised here comes back to the Eastern Shore.  "Surfers Healing" is an organization who takes kids with Autism out in the water and teaches them how to surf.  How awesome is that!  This is where you all come in.

Every competitor has to pay a hefty registration fee to cover expenses.  On top of that, we have to raise at least $1000 to enter the race.   The first year, I was able to raise almost $4000 by myself.   That's all from awesome friends and family like yourself.   Every donation, no matter how large or small helps these great causes.  Every penny of every donation goes directly to the beneficiaries.  Please consider making a donation if you've never been here before.  To all my friends and family who have given the past two years, please consider making another donation this year.   It's all for a great cause.  I'm hoping to beat my first year's total of $4000.  I think we can do it!! 

Thank you for supporting SEA Paddle NYC and all its beneficiaries.


  • Juliw (about a day ago)

    Make me proud!!

  • Rich (about a week ago)

    Good luck bro. Wish I could be there.

  • Rochelle (about a week ago)

    Go Wayne!

  • Brenda (about 2 weeks ago)

    Good Luck Wayne! Thank You for all you do to help support Autism....Bleed Blue Autism Speaks! ~ Brenda & Family

  • Brian (about 3 weeks ago)

    Go get em Heat! Great cause! Good luck.

  • John (about 3 weeks ago)

    Great cause! Have a great paddle around Manhattan ??

  • Brent (about 4 weeks ago)

    Representing my boy Joey Morris

  • Julie (about a month ago)

    Donating because I can't wait to see what you say about me! JK. Awesome to see you out there doing this!

  • Amy (about a month ago)

    Always inspiring Wayne!! Keep it up and glad you are back at it! Xoxo

  • Justin (about a month ago)

    Apples and oranges!

  • Todd (about a month ago)

    Proud of you bud! .... Good man!

  • Andrea (about a month ago)

    Best of luck, Wayneus!

  • Allison (about a month ago)

    Glad to see you're doing it again buddy! Good luck and kick ass! Allie and Bob Shiffner

  • Kelly (about a month ago)

    Good Luck Wayne!!

  • Richard (about a month ago)

    Good luck son! Love ya! Pops

  • Penny (about 2 months ago)

    Youre awesome my son, you can win this! Good luck

  • Miguel (about 2 months ago)

    Good Luck! Miguel & Family

My Status
Number of pledges received: 32
Goal achievement: 54%
Number of page visits: 573
Days left before event: 11

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 $47,650.00
#2 jack schlossberg $6,490.00
#3 Matt Mark $3,375.00
#4 Christopher Russo $2,410.90
#5 Victor Rallo $2,400.00

Top 5 Teams

Rank Team Name Amount
#1 TEAM REPEAT $4,100.09
#2 South Shore Paddleboards $3,300.00
#3 Key West PerSisters $2,265.00
#4 Slow Motion Ninjas $2,115.00
#5 SUP Junkies $895.00