Jul
27
6:00 AM06:00

BEN DID GO 4.0 PADDLE

What is the #BenDidGo?
A one day individual 30 statute mile paddle event. It is invite only due to safety and logistical reasons.

The #BenDidGo was an event created to raise funds for the Ben Carlson Memorial and Scholarship Foundation and to embrace the athleticism, work ethic, and heroic spirit that Ben embodied.

DETAILS
When: Saturday, July 27th 2019 - 4 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m.

Where / Course:

INVITE ONLY PADDLE FROM CATALINA ISLAND TO THE NEWPORT PIER / Benjamin M. Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

A closing ceremony will be held at the Ben Carlson statue around 5:00 p.m. for the community and all participants.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT AND SENT TO THIS GOFUNDME WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE BEN CARLSON MEMORIAL AND SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Thank you for any and all help, spreading of word and donations!

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Harbor Cleanup Event @Balboa Yacht Club

Bring a dinghy or hop on a dinghy and join us at the @balboayachtclub for the Harbor Cleanup! Afterwards hang out and enjoy a bbq and prizes for the most trash collected. Stoked to see you there! // Thanks to @gconwell for bringing this together, and to our friends at the BYC for hosting in support of our community and the BCMSF! // Sun, Sept. 15 @9am // #harborcleanup #bendidgo

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May
2
8:00 PM20:00

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL - PART OF WATER World Premiere

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/part-of-water/

***Closing Night Party: Hosted by Via Lido Plaza, this 21+ only party will feature a hosted bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Peroni, Korbel Champagne, Capeline, Guinness and Babes Brewery & BBQ. Come hungry and enjoy culinary tastings from Orange County’s premier restaurants, including Descanso, Avanti Natural, Dear Mama LA and Bluewater Grill.

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BEN DID GO 3.0 - PIRDY PADDLE
Jul
28
4:00 AM04:00

BEN DID GO 3.0 - PIRDY PADDLE

Lead by Spencer Pirdy, The Ben Did Go 3.0 is a 26 mile open ocean paddle that will take place from Catalina to Newport Beach. The paddle portion of this day is an invite only to participate, followed by an all welcoming community Run Swim Run. We invite everyone in the community to join us this final stretch and we especially encourage all JG's and parents to participate in this epic athletic adventure!

The paddle for nearly 30 athletes will begin at 4:00am, with an estimated arrival at about 4:00 pm at the Newport Pier. Once the last athlete arrives in Newport, we will rest for 30 minutes and then set out on the Run-Swim-Run. Following the RSR we will all gather together at the Ben Carlson Statue for a celebration and words of gratitude. 

Celebratory refreshments to follow at Malarky's.  - Cheers!

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BEN CARLSON DAY - @NBJG
Jul
5
8:00 AM08:00

BEN CARLSON DAY - @NBJG

On July 6th, of every year, the City of Newport Beach honors Ben's legacy. This is most illustrated in the lifeguard community from City Officials to a sea of kids at the NBJG's who wear their Ben Carlson apparel to remember the community's hero! 

Considering that the NBJG's do not attend on Friday's, and considering that this years' July 6th lands on a Friday, Ben Carlson Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 5th.

Buy your Ben Carlson Foundation apparel here!

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