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Paddling event to benefit Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua

By Staff | Mar 19, 2015

KAHULUI – Imua Family Services and Bluesmiths Crafted Waterwear announced that the fourth annual Paddle Imua will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m.

Paddle Imua follows the renowned Maliko Downwind Run and concludes at Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului.

Open to men and women of all ages in SUP, OC1, OC2, prone paddleboard and surf ski, the event celebrates the lives of special needs children by embracing our connection to the ocean.

The benefit also includes a fun SUP relay featuring SIC Racing Airglide Series inflatable boards, the post-race Ohana Festival, and official after party at Charley’s in Paia.

Pre-registration opens in April at www.paddleimua.com.

Proceeds of Paddle Imua continue to benefit Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua, a 37-year-old tradition that takes place in June at Camp Maluhia in the West Maui Mountains.

For one week, over 50 special needs campers and more than 250 volunteers come together for a week of crafts, games, swimming, horseback riding, helicopter rides, camp fires and community. Camp Imua 2015 is scheduled for June 15-19.

Imua Family Services provides comprehensive early childhood development services to children and their families, with the support and resources needed to achieve their full potential in life. Visit www.imuafamilyservices.org for information.