It was an Amazing 14th Annual Paddle-or-Battle on the Appomattox River!

We enjoyed 108 boats on the water, a big shoreline cheering crowd, and beautiful weather! Congratulations to our 1ST PLACE PADDLE BATTLE CHAMPIONS: Tricia Wingard, Shelli Schinkus, Katherine Nolan, John McMillan, Dave Dolack, Adam Bechtold, and Steve Dullack!!! SEE THE RACE RESULTS
HUGE THANKS to the many volunteers who help make everything go smoothly all day long – including our delicious lunch. Big thanks to our generous sponsors and the Parks & Rec Departments of Chesterfield, Hopewell, and Petersburg!! Check out the great photos in our Facebook Photo Album from Daniel Jones Foto!  The Afterparty at Trapezium was great fun! Be sure to buy your 4-pack of UPSTREAM Kolsch, a portion of sales benefits FOLAR.

We can’t wait until next year – September 2023 – and the 15TH Annual Paddle or Battle next September!!! See you there.


Are you interested in sponsoring the 2022 Paddle-or-Battle? Please contact Wendy Austin, by email at

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