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Java & Clay Named Platinum Sponsor for Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo

Gig Harbor, Wash. –February 2012, Gig Harbor Wash – Gig Harbor’s Java & Clay has stepped up to lead the way as Platinum Sponsor for the first annual Gig Harbor Paddler’s Cup April 28th and 29th, 2012. The inaugural event will feature competitive paddle racing for kayaks, canoes and SUP (stand up paddle boards), to benefit the Gig Harbor Kayak Club and Surfrider Foundation.

The event takes place in Skansie Brothers Park across the street from Java and Clay which is located at 3210 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98335. .

Randy and Kelly Blue, owners of Java & Clay Café are excited to be the Platinum Sponsor of this event. “We feel that the community of Gig Harbor, the Gig Harbor Kayak Club and Surfrider Foundation are creating a family friendly event that serves us all,” Randy said today. “We are thrilled to support its success.”

Throughout the two day event, races will take place in the harbor for kayaks, sprint kayaks and stand up paddler boards. Competitors are expected from throughout the region including Canada. The expo will feature paddle sport vendors as well as other vendors in the park at Skansie Brothers Park and Jerisich Dock located in historic downtown Gig Harbor.

For additional information about the Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup please contact event organizer Missy Hill at (253) 230-3631 or Coach Alan Anderson (253) 208-6365.

Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime Village.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers n Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters in the nation, with 5 in Washington State. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to