Staff Report for The Island Eye News
Photos by Steve Rosamilia
The IOP Exchange Club just wrapped up its latest fundraiser, Paddle to the Coast with a reception at the IOP Marina on Friday, April 13. Terrapin Outfitters sponsored the event that watched four brave boaters paddle nearly 200 miles from Columbia, SC to Isle of Palms. Scott Buff, owner of Terrapin Outfitters, Barry Van Meter, Chief Adventure Specialist, Nate Kessinger, and Mark Carter participated in the adventure.
The funds raised from the event benefit the Exchange Club’s waterfront improvement project, which will promote water safety and create programs and water access for veterans, children and the community.