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2nd Annual SUP in the Harbor is September 22

Stand Up for Peninsula Schools is proud to announce the 2nd annual SUP in the Harbor, a community event to support our schools. On September 22, hundreds of people will gather in downtown Gig Harbor for stand up paddle boarding, live music, face painting, food and more.

This year’s SUP in the Harbor goal is to break last year’s record of 103 stand up paddle (SUP) boarders in the parade, which the Gig Harbor Dragon Boat will lead along the waterfront, from Skansie Brothers Park to the Tides Tavern and back to the park.

Free onshore activities and SUP registration will start at noon, including live music, face painting, food booths, community mural painting and lawn games.

Paddle board relay races will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the parade will start at 2 p.m. Sponsor Lee’s SUP will provide free paddle board rentals and life vests to the first 75 participants ($5 after the first 75), or bring your own paddle board. Lessons for SUP beginners will be provided as part of the registration fee ($20 per individual and $50 per family pre-registration).

SUP in the Harbor will wrap up with a school rally, raffle and awards at 2:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to support Stand Up for Peninsula Schools and their efforts to promote Peninsula School District funding measures and communicate funding impacts on our schools and the community.

Event sponsors include Lee’s SUP, Paige Schulte-Windermere Real Estate, Zachary J Lester, D.M.D. Comprehensive Family Dentistry and State Farm-Kent Cashman.

About Stand Up for Peninsula Schools We’re advocates for the Peninsula School District funding, to provide safe, secure updated schools for our students.

For more information about Stand Up For Peninsula Schools or to register for SUP in the Harbor, visit www.standup4schools.org.