Stand Up for Youth Paddle Race set for June 10 in Norton Shores

Muskegon – Are you ready to paddle for a great cause? The Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore (BGCML) & Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore (BBBSL) are excited to announce the Stand Up for Youth Paddle Race, formerly known as Mona Lake Paddle Race.

This family-friendly event will take place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, Saturday, June 10, at Ross Park, 82 Randall Road in Norton Shores.

Whether you’re an advanced paddle boarder or novice, register online at

5k, 10k, recreational races and youth mini race will be available. Classes will include a 14-foot SUP, 12-and-a-half-foot SUP, surfski, kayak, prone and outrigger.

The registration cost is $60 per adult paddler (competitive 5K/10K) and $5 per paddler for youth age 18 and under (non-competitive).

 Registration fees will include a limited edition dry-wicking long-sleeved shirt and access to a raffle, silent auction, and other specialized swag.

Awards for top finishers in 5k and 10k will be provided.

There are various opportunities to support local youth and this event by registering to compete, becoming a sponsor, or donating to the silent auction.

Have a question, or want to become involved? For Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore, contact, Mr. Richard Vanderputte-McPherson, Resource Development Director at 231-268-0240 or at

For Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore, contact, Ms. Cloey Buzzell, Executive Director at 231-798-1391x223 or at

Current sponsors include:

Rail sponsors: Fusion Fluid, Harbor Steel & Supply Corporation

Bungee sponsors: Hackley Community Care

Finn sponsors: Olivier-Van Dyke Insurance Agency, Bryker Properties, The Mart Dock

Award sponsor: BDO USA, LLC

Swag sponsor: K. Bryker, PLLC


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