Mike Simpson, left, and Will Rich pose Wednesday evening in front of the Harbour Town Lighthouse after paddleboarding 26.2 nautical miles from Skidaway Island State Park in Georgia. The pair left Key West, Fla., on March 1 with a goal of paddling the Eastern seaboard to Portland, Maine. They plan to use the trip to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization that aids injured military personnel, and Stand Up for a Clean Ocean, an organization based in North Carolina dedicated to removing trash and debris from beaches. "We didn't want to just do it for selfish reasons," Simpson said. To learn more about the trip and to follow their progress, go to www.supthecoast.com.
Mike Simpson, left, and Will Rich pose Wednesday evening in front of the Harbour Town Lighthouse after paddleboarding 26.2 nautical miles from Skidaway Island State Park in Georgia. The pair left Key West, Fla., on March 1 with a goal of paddling the Eastern seaboard to Portland, Maine. They plan to use the trip to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization that aids injured military personnel, and Stand Up for a Clean Ocean, an organization based in North Carolina dedicated to removing trash and debris from beaches. "We didn't want to just do it for selfish reasons," Simpson said. To learn more about the trip and to follow their progress, go to www.supthecoast.com. SARAH WELLIVER/ The Island Packet
Mike Simpson, left, and Will Rich pose Wednesday evening in front of the Harbour Town Lighthouse after paddleboarding 26.2 nautical miles from Skidaway Island State Park in Georgia. The pair left Key West, Fla., on March 1 with a goal of paddling the Eastern seaboard to Portland, Maine. They plan to use the trip to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization that aids injured military personnel, and Stand Up for a Clean Ocean, an organization based in North Carolina dedicated to removing trash and debris from beaches. "We didn't want to just do it for selfish reasons," Simpson said. To learn more about the trip and to follow their progress, go to www.supthecoast.com. SARAH WELLIVER/ The Island Packet

Paddling for worthy causes

April 13, 2011 08:44 PM