• Lucy Lucille

Paddle Imua • May 6, 2017

Paddle Imua is an exciting annual multiple-discipline paddle race that raises funds to directly support Camp Imua, a week-long recreational camp experience for special needs children ages 6-16 years. Paddle Imua brings the ocean sports community together to celebrate the lives of special needs children by embracing our connection to the ocean. SAVE THE DATE – Paddle Imua!

This is a progressive ocean community event made possible by Bluesmiths Crafted Waterwear, support from numerous athletes and volunteers, and the generosity of Maui businesses. Held on Maui’s legendary Maliko Downwind Run, Bluesmiths Paddle Imua welcomes athletes who paddle Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP), Outrigger Canoes (OC1 , OC2 & OC6), Prone Paddleboards and Surf Skis. We also have added experimental Hydro Foil SUP and Laser Sailboat classes in 2017. More RACE DETAILS HERE

Paddle Imua creates a physical embodiment of the Hawaiian word Imua (‘to move forward’) which comes from references to the water and paddling. Paddle Imua is literally meant to help move Camp Imua forward for many years to come, by providing ongoing funding to support the program and continually expand and improve it. One of the unique aspects of this competition on Maui is that the competitors are also given the opportunity to interact with the special needs children of Camp Imua at the finish of the race, giving them valuable exposure to water sports and inspiration to live out their dreams.

To learn more about Imua Family Services, subscribe to our newsletter or contact us below for more information:

Address: 161 S. Wakea Avenue, Kahului, HI 96753

Telephone: (808) 244-7467

Fax: (808) 242-4762

E-mail: info@imuafamilyservices.org

For questions about Bluesmiths Paddle Imua 2017 Sponsorships, volunteering, becoming a vendor, or any other inquiries related to the event, please contact: Kandice Johns at kjohns@imuafamilyservices.org

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