MAUI, Hawaii - Comprised of various elements, Imua Family Services and Title Sponsor BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Paddle Imua on Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Paddle Imua follows the renowned Maliko Downwind Run and concludes at the Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. Open to men and woman of all ages in SUP, OC1, OC2, prone Paddleboard, and surf ski, the event celebrates the lives of special needs children by embracing our connection to the ocean The Paddle Imua Benefit also includes a fun SUP relay featuring SIC Racing Airglide Series inflatable boards, the post-race Ohana Festival, and official After Party at Charley’s in Paia.
Paddle Imua will be held from the Maliko Gulch to Hawaiian Canoe Club (Kahului Harbor) on Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 10am (Pre-registration opens April 2015 @ www.paddleimua.com). Proceeds of Paddle Imua continue to benefit Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua, a 37-year-old tradition that takes place in June at Camp Maluhia in the West Maui Mountains. For one week, over 50 special-needs campers and more than 250 volunteers come together for a week of crafts, games, swimming, horseback riding, helicopter rides, camp fire, and community. Camp Imua 2015 is scheduled for June 15-19, 2015.
“BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear is proud to be involved again in what is fast becoming a great Maui based event and we hope to raise yet more much-needed funds for Camp Imua while also having some great water conditions with family and friends. We hope to see you all there, whether you're a paddler or a supporter,” says John Smalley, BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear Founder. www.bluesmiths.com
Watch the teaser for 2015 Paddle Imua below and get an idea of what you can expect for the event this year!
About Imua Family Services
Imua Family Services provides comprehensive early childhood development services to children and their families with the support and resources needed to achieve their full potential in life.