Talbot Young Professionals Bring on the Second Annual Paddle Jam

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Talbot County Young Professionals will present the 2nd annual Paddle Jam on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Paddle Jam is a community event on the Tred Avon River with post paddling festivities at Easton Point Marina.

Easton Family YMCA Take the Helm Program is Paddle Jam’s beneficiary. Take the Helm is an afterschool enrichment program for high school students in Talbot County that teaches woodworking and leadership skills through the art of wooden boat building.

This six-mile paddling event will leave from and return to Easton Point Marina. Paddlers will launch kayaks, canoes or paddleboards to enjoy a leisurely paddle along the Tred Avon River. Onsite check-in and registration is 3-4:45pm; launch is at 5pm. Paddlers are asked to be off the course by 7:30pm. You may register at www.talbotyp.org, find Paddle Jam 2018 on www.active.com or call the Talbot Chamber at 410.822.4653. Register by June 3 to guarantee an event moisture wicking t-shirt in your size. Paddle Jam is scheduled to take place rain or shine.

A few of the paddlers from Paddle Jam 2017.

Starting at 3pm, there will be a community event at Easton Point Marina until 10pm with food and drink vendors, live music by Black Dog Alley Band (6-10pm), games/activities, face painting, PWEC fishmobile and more. If you do not want to paddle, come out and enjoy the party.

The Paddle Jam will include a poker run, where participants pick up poker cards from designated boats along the river. At the end, participants turn in their hand for a chance to win a prize. The grand prize is the winner’s choice of a kayak or stand up paddleboard from Easton Cycle and Sport! Each comes with a paddle and lifejacket. Both will be onsite for the winner to choose from.

Don’t have a vessel to paddle, no problem. Rental may be reserved and waiting for you at Paddle Jam: Easton Cycle and Sport – Call (410) 822-7433 or visit www.eastoncycleandsport.com; Wahe SUP – (410) 924-0919 or easternshoreyoga@gmail.com; or through the Easton Family YMCA, 410.822.4653 or ahollis@ymcachesapeake.org.

Paddle Jam is looking for sponsors, prizes and participant goodie bag items. Please contact Kristin at 410.924.5244 or email yp@talbotchamber.org to help.

Sponsors to date include Platinum Sponsor Easton Cycle and Sport.

Gold sponsors are Easton Economic Development/Chesapeake Harvest, Koons Toyota Easton, Willow Construction, Easton Point Marina, M&T Bank Wahe SUP, Talbot Partnership, Town and Country Wine, Liquor, Etc., Solar Energy Service, Inc., The Star Democrat, Kelly Distributors/Sweetwater Brewery and Cricket Wireless.

Silver Sponsors are Shore United Bank, Pixel Print & Post, Provident State Bank, Tidewater Inn, 1880 Bank, BDK, Inc., Tricycle & Run, Aqua Pools Spas, Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Easton Utilities, Easton Shore Smile Solution, Belle Aire Farms Inc., Tawney Accounting Group, Londonderry on the Tred Avon, Avery Hall Insurance Solutions, Tidewater Physical Therapy, Paulson Investment Company, LLC Albers/Nixon Team, Teddy Bear Fresh and Brackish Life.

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