Monster&Sea 24hr Paddle Morro Bay

$7,000 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 117 people in 2 months



The 2017 Monster & Sea 24hr Paddle: MORRO BAY 4/15 - 4/16

We're at it again!!

This year on April 15th, we're starting the 24hr paddle at Coleman Beach at 0800. We'll paddle all day, through the night, and into the early morning to finish at 0800 on the 16th. We have set a goal to help six families on the Central Coast.

Last year our Morro Bay Paddle Team met our $4000 goal with the help of several generous donors! We were able to help four local Central Coast families struggling with cancer. We delivered an envelope with $1000 to four families!  All donations stay local.

A little history...

About two years ago, a team of six stand up paddlers from the Pacific Northwest set out on a benevolent mission…their goal, to raise money for families dealing with cancer. Medical expenses are not the only burden a family has to bear when cancer rears it’s terrible head. Expenses from travel back and forth to appointments and treatments, food and lodging near specialty centers, childcare, loss of work and income…the list alone is overwhelming.

With the support of their community, the six paddlers delivered seven envelopes to seven families dealing with cancer. Each envelope contained two things: $1000 and a short note in a card. You may ask how does one deliver an envelope filled with $1000 to someone they may have never even met? As Troy Nebeker, founder of Monster & Sea and the M&S 24hr paddle describes,“Very simple. A knock on the door, slide it under and walk away. The card inside tells the story…it reads,“There is a community of people who are fighting for you. Our hope is this will give you a moment of peace in this crazy time.” - Lots of love from the Monster and Sea community.
Troy Nebeker, a man with many talents and a heart filled with goodness has gathered the paddling community together to go because we can, and give because we can. Troy started Monster & Sea, an ocean and paddleboard centered apparel company that donates money through sales to families dealing with cancer. Troy and his family have been in the trenches and on the frontline of the cancer battlefield but were able to find strength and healing through the sea. The Monster & Sea battle cry is #GoBecauseYouCan. Google it, check it on Instagram, see it on Facebook…it’s real, live and happening every day.

Last year,  0800 on March 26th and ending at 0800 on March 27th, 7 paddle teams of 6 paddlers, simultaneously embarked on a 24hr paddle in various parts of North America. Seattle and six satellite locations including Vancouver, Newport, Ontario, Idaho, North Carolina, and here in Morro Bay each hosted the 24hr paddle and raised $50,000! That's 50 envelopes going to 50 families!!!
 
This year there will be 14 - six person - paddle teams across the United States and Canada. 

Each location will have three rotating two-person paddle crews throughout the day, night, and into next the morning. They will paddle in solidarity to help some warriors realize they are not alone in their battle.

Cancer, we are here and we won’t back down…ever.

Please assist us in helping others.

Respectfully,

Teddy Borja
Morro Bay-Paddle Team Captain
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Update 48
Posted by Teddy Baja
13 hours ago
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A very special thank you to The Paddleboard Company for their fundraising efforts in helping Monster & Sea "24" Team Morro Bay. Team Morro Bay's mission was to fill six envelopes with $1000 each, and deliver them to Central Families battling cancer. The goal of $6000 has been met, and so far, 4 envelopes have been delivered! The Paddleboard Co. 's $500 donation has filled half of the 7th envelope and donations are still coming in. A big thank you to The Paddleboard Co. and the amazing community!
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Update 47
Posted by Teddy Baja
19 hours ago
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Good stuff today in Morro Bay! There's a LuLaRoe and DotDotSmile fundraiser happening in MB today to help Monster & Sea "24" Team Morro Bay fill the 7th envelope! We're on a mission to deliver an envelope with $1000 cash to a local Central Coast family battling cancer.
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Update 46
Posted by Teddy Baja
20 hours ago
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The start of an amazing 24hrs: Two weeks ago at 0645 this was in frame...the morning of the @monsterandsea "24". Many people have asked,"How are the families chosen to receive the envelopes?" Last year I had to ask the same question. I found the answer...they just step into frame. They come into your life. Monster & Sea Team Morro Bay has delivered four of the six envelopes to four families in need. The fifth and sixth will be going out in the next week or so when the time is right. It's an honor to be part of this. .
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Update 45
Posted by Teddy Baja
4 days ago
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Envelope #4 has found its home...
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Goodness in motion...
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$7,000 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 117 people in 2 months
Created February 11, 2017
TL
$137
Teodomiro Borja lll
10 hours ago
TC
$500
The Paddleboard Company
13 hours ago (Offline Donation)
MM
$25
Michele Mechling
2 days ago

Paddle on friends!! Love what you are doing to help! Xoxo

LC
$100
Liz Childers
7 days ago (Offline Donation)
CT
$15
Cheryl Tolan
7 days ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Anonymous
8 days ago
DP
$100
Daniel Podesto
11 days ago
C1
$200
CAL FIRE South Bay Station 15
11 days ago (Offline Donation)
VS
$100
Val Seymour Front Street Inn & Spa
11 days ago (Offline Donation)
$25
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11 days ago
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