Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Waterman Manhattan Circumnavigation Paddle Plan Overview

Mission: To raise awareness and money for Shake-A-Leg Miami so that disabled people and veterans can have as much fun as Kevin on the water.

Challenge: Attempt made by Kevin Horgan, a stand up paddler and stock broker who specializes in International Equities at BTIG, to complete a three lap circumnavigation of Manhattan Island for a total of approximately 85 miles in twenty-four hours. Kevin is the first person to make this attempt. It will test his physical and mental endurance. Kevin hopes that his hard work and sacrifice will catalyze others to make a donation to Shake-A-Leg Miami.

Excitement & Accomplishment: Kevin completed three laps in under twenty-four hours. It took him exactly twenty hours and thirty minutes including a few short breaks. He exceeded everyone's expectations including his own. He started paddling at 1:30pm on Thursday, July 2nd and finished at 10am. Nearly forty-thousand dollars have been raised in support of Shake-A-Leg Miami for the Waterman Manhattan Challenge. We hope that you will consider making a donation. Funds raised will allow thousands of people including disabled kids and veterans, through the Wounded Warrior Project, to experience sailing, learning, and water related activities. To learn more about Shake-A-Leg Miami and Kevin Horgan's Waterman Manhattan Challenge go to

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