Paddle For Kids Corp hosts the annual "PADDLE THE BAY" races and festival to raise awareness for newborn screening so that our babies can be cured before it might be too late. Your support will go towards efforts of making sure that every newborn child in the U.S. undergoes comprehensive and effective screening for a variety of diseases that are usually hidden at birth.
This paddlefest is not only a super fun competitive race, it's also a super fun day out for all those involved! With great music, tasty food, frosty cold beverages and a 60 foot waterslide! this paddle festival truly has something fun for everyone! The annual race is held on the first Saturday of April.
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Hundreds of racers join us every year from every board class and paddling vessels to raise awareness for newborn screening programs. The 9th annual Paddle The Bay races will be held at the Safety Harbor Marina on April 2, 2022. All ages and all levels of racers are welcome. We look forward to seeing you on the water!