Mark your calendars for the first official Windward event to raise money for the Windy City Waterman’s (Matt Lennert) SUP charity crossing of Lake Michigan. Windward will be working with Matt all summer long to support his cause so to get things started right we are hosting an evening of food, drinks, music and charity here at the shop. Naish team riders Chuck Patterson and Karen Wren will be in attendance hanging out and we’ll be offering raffle tickets with every donation for some sweet gear. The official raffle will be drawn on August 19th and the proceeds will go to two local charities: Common Threads and the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Check out our previous post here for more information about Matt’s Stand Up for Charity paddle.


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Thursday, July 7, 2011 6-9pm

naish paddle, o'neill vest, kaenon sunglasses

Official prizes:

  • Naish 8″ carbon/fiberglass paddle
  • O’neill Assault vest
  • Kaenon Kore sunglasses
  • Two $50 gift cards to Windward Boardshop

Raffle donations are $10 for a single entry or a $30 donation for one entry and a limited edition Stand Up for Charity t-shirt. If you can’t make it to the event, you can donate until August 13th at, in the shop or online here.