George Stemetzki

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Goal $5,000.00


Wow! Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. 

Hard to believe on Saturday I will paddle for the sixth year around New York City on a Stand Up Paddle Board. I train hard every year and can't wait to get off the board at the finish line. 

My goal is to raise $5,000 and complete the race in less than 6 hours. 100% of your donation is split between various Autism Charities. Last year I was the fourth highest fund raiser. To donate, please go to  Your donation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt since this is a public charity under Section 501(C)(3) of the IRS code. For SAP to match your donation, please go to; search for “Surfers Environmental Alliance” to find the right charity.


The course will circumvent the island in a counterclockwise direction starting in the East River at Brooklyn Bridge Beach and finish in the Hudson River at Chelsea Piers (Pier 59). To learn more about the event, please go to  If you would like to get a glimpse of what I will experience during my paddle, check out this video:


If you are local to the Jersey Shore, keep an eye out for me training in Shark River, Manasquan River, and the Atlantic Ocean off of Belmar Beach. (Send me a note if you would like to come out and paddle with me.)


Any amount donated is appreciated. More information is below.


Many thanks,

George Stemetzki +1 908.907.2365


What is Stand Up Paddle Boarding?

Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), stand up paddle boarding, or in the Hawaiian language Hoe he'e nalu, is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and reemerged as a way for surfing instructors to manage their large groups of students, as standing on the board gave them a higher viewpoint.

About the Charities

Autism New Jersey is nonprofit agency providing information and advocacy, services, family and professional education and consultation. Autism NJ encourages responsible basic and applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent autism. Autism NJ is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhance the general public’s overall awareness of autism.


Surfer's Environmental Alliance is committed to the preservation and protection of the environmental and cultural elements that are inherent to the sport of surfing. Our goals are achieved through grassroots activism, community involvement, and education and humanitarian efforts.

More details about the beneficiaries can be found here:


  • Patricia (about 6 months ago)

    Great job George!

  • Aaron (about 6 months ago)


  • Aaron (about 6 months ago)


  • Brian (about 6 months ago)

    Great job for a great cause!

  • Edwin and Suzanne (about 6 months ago)

    New Jersey

  • Bill and Iris (about 6 months ago)

    Always happy to support you! Sorry we’re a bit late.

  • Erica (about 6 months ago)

    Killed it!

  • Lisa (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck!

  • John (about 6 months ago)

    Paddle hard George! Good luck

  • Rob (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck George!

  • Chris (about 6 months ago)

    This is awesome - good luck George !

  • elisabeth (about 6 months ago)

    Go George!

  • Carol (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck, George! Carol, Nick, Joey and Thomas

  • Corinne (about 6 months ago)

    Keep going,

  • Donna (about 6 months ago)

    Go Georgie!! Good Luck!!

  • Trevor (about 6 months ago)

    Go get em George - really a cool event!

  • Christopher (about 6 months ago)

    Go get em!! - Very worthy cause. Part of the donation is for a new pair of shorts - we can't have you paddling around Manhattan in those this year

  • joe (about 6 months ago)

    Go George!

  • Jamie (about 6 months ago)

    Good Luck George!!

  • Carrie and Bill (about 6 months ago)

    Best of Luck George!!

  • Jack (about 6 months ago)

    Go gettem Georgie xo

  • Denise (about 6 months ago)

    George this is such an amazing thing to do! I so admire your dedication- we will be thinking of you sending good vibes!

  • Lori (about 6 months ago)

    George - You are an inspiration in how you live your life!

  • Margaret (about 6 months ago)

    Good Luck George....XO, The Voelbel's

  • Vic (about 6 months ago)

    Make it happen again, Geo.

  • Rob (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck George and Stay Strong!

  • Bill (about 6 months ago)

    Great charity!! Good luck on the paddle my friend!!

  • Ian (about 6 months ago)

    Well done George, you're a star, a great cause. Now, no cheating with Rowbots!

  • John (about 6 months ago)

    Good Luck George!

  • Agnes (about 7 months ago)

    Yay George! Good luck!!!

  • Thomas (about 7 months ago)

    Good luck, George!

  • Nagesh (about 7 months ago)

    Good Luck George!

  • Kevin (about 7 months ago)

    Good Luck

  • Corinne (about 7 months ago)

    Better than a burpee

  • thomas (about 7 months ago)

    Go George!!!

  • Jim and Diana (about 7 months ago)

    We are so proud of you and your commitment to causes such this one! We will be cheering for you, but in our eyes you are already a superhero!

  • The (about 7 months ago)

    Good Luck to George and all the Paddlers

  • Lisa (about 7 months ago)

    This is amazing!

  • truddy (about 7 months ago)

    Never Lose Your Hustle xoxo

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  • Brooke (about 7 months ago)


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  • Richard (about 7 months ago)

    Put your Sun Block on and paddle like heck!

  • Marshall (about 7 months ago)

    Excited to see you are doing this again. Great work by you! Keep paddling brother.

  • ERIC (about 7 months ago)

    Go get em! We love the enthusiasm and wrap up every year.

  • Jonathan (about 7 months ago)

    This is awesome George. I did not know you did this.

My Status
Number of pledges received: 52
Goal achievement: 106%
Number of page visits: 669
Days since event: 204

Event Information
What: 2019 SEAPaddleNYC
When: Saturday August 3, 2019 at 09:00 AM

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Overall Event Goal: $200,000

Top 5 Fundraisers

Rank Name Amount
#1 Edmonds Bafford $44,798.00
#2 Malcolm Gauld $8,165.00
#3 Paul Griffin $5,475.00
#4 George Stemetzki $5,295.00
#5 Trish Miller $2,908.00

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#1 South Shore Paddleboards $11,160.00
#2 Supjunkies3 $3,900.00
#3 Surfers Healing Foundation $2,910.00
#4 NO REGRETS $2,510.00
#5 Happy 2 B Paddling on Any Team $2,075.00