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Paddle for Promise



GOAL: $30,000

Paddle for Promise is a 50-mile paddling trip down the Delaware River from Trenton, NJ to Wilmington, DE. Paddle for Promise will include 50+ volunteer paddlers making the trip on 45-foot OC6 outrigger canoes over two days.  Rob Prestowitz, UrbanPromise Wilmington executive director, Bruce Main UrbanPromise President and the executive directors of Camden and Trenton will paddle alongside corporate volunteers and staff to raise funds for summer jobs for teens. Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association and the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club will partner with UrbanPromise providing boats and expertise for the event.

Event Details


Rob Prestowitz
Tinu Akeredolu
Blair Althouse

Ranie Good and Naisha McNair
Henry Schea
Murray Dingwall
Luke Prestowitz
Tony Vinci
Josh Myers
Jenn Walteres-Michalec
Rob Ruzanic
…so far…

July 1, 2017

Camden NJ to Wilmington DE

Departure Time: 7:30am

Arrival Time: ~1:00pm

25 Miles

Online donation system by ClickandPledge

Special thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Capital One
Kenny Family Foundation

Why are we Paddling?

     Kids need jobs! For urban teens jobs are commonly cited as a key tool to reduce crime and break cycles of poverty. Through our StreetLeader® job training program ,UrbanPromise is the largest employer of teens in Wilmington. This year we will employ a record of 55 teens. These kids want to work! Their role in our Summer Camps is vital, a real job with purpose and pay.

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July 1, 2017


Camden: Morning Starting Point,
Saturday, July 1, 8:00 AM
Wiggins Park Marina

Wilmington: Finish Line Celebration
Saturday, July 1, (estimated) 1:30 PM
Wilmington Youth Rowing Association (WYRA)
500 E Front St, Wilmington, DE 19801



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