Tribute to Our Local Heroes

 This exciting fundraising event is a professionally timed canoe, kayak and paddleboard race that will be held at the Leonardtown Wharf on Breton Bay on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Rain Date on Saturday, June 23, 2018). A $30 registration fee includes a Paddle for Heroes T-shirt.  Event registration is available online or at the event between 8:00am-9:30am, with the races starting at 10:00am. The race course will traverse an approximately 3 mile route around the shores of Breton Bay, in the historic town of Leonardtown.  Racers should ask for pledge donations in their name.  For every dollar pledged, one second will be deducted from the racer’s raw time. There is NO LIMIT to the number of seconds that can be deducted, so less experienced racers have as good a chance of winning as the professionals.

PADDLE FOR HEROES raises funds for scholarships for St. Mary’s County First Responders and their families to attend the College of Southern Maryland.  The event also raises funds for the innovative and highly effective Warfighter Advance 7-Day Program (  Warfighter Advance is a non-medical program designed to assist active-duty warfighters and veterans with post-combat reintegration.  Lastly, the event raises funds to support Leonardtown Rotary Club’s many contributions to local charities and international service projects.

Canoers, kayakers and paddleboarders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate in this fun community event. An award ceremony, food vendors and entertainment will be held at the Leonardtown Wharf at the conclusion of the races.

For more information on the event, please visit the Paddle for Heroes website at