Work out for a cause

Brittany Jennings
June 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Leah Goodman is the co-owner of SUP East Coast Style on the North Shore. SUP East Coast Style is a stand-up paddle board company that provides lessons, rentals, sup yoga, Glowga (glow in the dark yoga) and more.

Leah also is the creator and race director for Paddle for Plummer, which is a unique SUP (stand-up paddle) race. It is a charity event where 100% of the proceeds are raised for the Plummer Home which finds permanent homes for foster children, The Plummer Youth Promise.

The event takes place in Salem, Massachusetts on July 8th. It will be the fourth year they’ve held this charity event.  Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is an ancient Hawaiian Water sport that was resurrected in the early 2000’s by laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama.

Plummer Youth Promise helps youths find stability and the support of a family. They connect children with a family whether it’s a new family or their biological family. This year Paddle for Plummer has set a goal to raise $100,000 for The Plummer Home. This event has something for everyone: You can race, or simply just paddle recreationally. The event also offers waterfront spinning, Corn Hole (bean-bag) tournament, and SUP Yoga. This stand- up paddle board charity event brings and attracts professional athletes from all over the United States.

Leah says, “It’s for the children, and we work with kids separate from the event.” She continued, “Being on the water is healing, magical, spiritual, you can connect with Mother Nature and water. I’m able to use my business really gives the kids a way to share and experience such a healing lifestyle. We teach, coach, learn and listen. And we know no matter what, SUP East Coast Style has such a positive effect and creates opportunity." 

I asked her what it means for her to be a part of this fundraiser. She answered, “The fundraiser is completely different. It is a gift we can give through our business for these children to raise awareness because it's very simple: children deserve families."

Leah and I have connected because of her passion for charity work. I am blessed to have a platform in radio to work with various charities. I admire Leah and her work and the dedication that she possesses for such an important, worthwhile cause.

If you are interested in learning more about this charity event click HERE

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