|p>The JMMF is so proud of our Wounded Warrior Ocean Therapy Program and the amazing participants and volunteers. To celebrate their accomplishments and inspire more participants we have again been give the chance to be the only relay team invited to participate in the prestigious 32 mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. We are honored to be included in the race and to help bring awareness to our Wounded Warriors.
The Catalina Classic will be on Sunday August 26th 2012 and starts at the Isthmus on Catalina Island and ends at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Paddlers from all over the United States and from as far away as Australia will take to the waters off of Southern California in the 37th Catalina Classic Paddleboard Championships, the premier and most historical paddleboard race in the world. Officially started in 1955 by Los Angeles County Lifeguard Bob Hogan, the first Catalina crossing was in 1932.
We hope you can join us at the Pier around 11:30am to cheer the team as they arrive.
The Catalina Classic has an amazing tradition and heritage. It was also one of Jimmy's favorite events that he finished 4 times. We have had many friends tackle the challenge in support of the JMMF and in memory of Jimmy and know what a commitment it is,
Please help support the amazing crew of Wounded Warriors from Camp Pendleton and all-star JMMF volunteers in their quest.
The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 Foundation dedicated to honoring the life of our inspiration, Jim Miller, by supporting the healing of mental and physical illness through surfing and ocean related activities. Through recreational, educational and mentoring programs, the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation will bring together surfers, educators, therapists, lifeguards and friends to help people affected by mental and physical illness feel the joy and healing power of the ocean and surfing.
The Foundation also supports other charities that support the protection, preservation, appreciation and safe enjoyment of the oceans, beaches and marine environment. Our mission is to carry on the legacy of Jim's pure love of surfing by showing the ocean's power to heal. Through your generous support of the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation we will be able to assist many more organizations and impact the lives of many.