Volume 8, Issue 45  |  June 6, 2023Subscribe

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Lido Paddle Project invites community to fundraiser

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Lido Paddle Project is having its first Newport Beach fundraiser at the American Legion Yacht Club. The backdrop for this event is beautiful Newport Harbor. Guests can walk, drive, or bring their boats to the dock by 15th Street. The event will run from 4-9 p.m. with limited ticket sales for this in-person fundraiser.

Guests are invited to wear red, white & blue cruise attire as they join this festive celebration in support of our veterans and first responders.

Lido Paddle Project group

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Courtesy of Lido Paddle Project

Since its inception in September 2020, Lido Paddle Project has been serving veterans and first responders out of Newport Beach

There will be an outdoor cocktail hour with fun raffle items and some surprise entertainment, followed by seated dinner with a magic show during dessert featuring Magic Castle Magician John Guastaferro. Chris Amadeo and the Moderns will be playing tunes after dinner for dancing and camaraderie. Both performers were well received at the nonprofit’s first sold-out event earlier this year at The Ranch at Laguna Beach on March 27. 

Since its inception in September 2020, Lido Paddle Project has been serving veterans and first responders out of Newport Beach. The organization promotes mental wellness to our protectors by offering respite, recreation and mindfulness in an organically social distanced event, Stand Up Paddle. In addition to providing complimentary paddling and kayaking to clients and families, Lido Paddle Project has three levels of programming: PLAY, DEEPER and TRANSCEND to customize to each individual based upon their needs.

Lido Paddle Project founders

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Photo by Tony Lattimore

Lido Paddle Project founders Debra Kottke and Norman Rest

To learn more about Lido Paddle Project, visit There are many ways for the community to get involved, as a guest, in-kind donor, underwriter, volunteer, or sponsor. For more information or business partnership opportunities, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The American Legion Yacht Club is located at 215 15th St., Newport Beach.

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