The Paddle

The first Strength To Serve: Paddle for Packs event benefitting Urban Street Angels was a huge success. Paddlers and their supporters raised over $6,500, providing 218 backpacks with life necessities to homeless youth on the streets of San Diego.

Paddler set out on the 10K paddle from the Coronado Boathouse and Club Room on beautiful Glorietta Bay Park with support from our gracious host and Strength Sponsor, PaddleFit. A special thanks goes out to Infinity and Boardworks for providing boards to paddlers and water support.

backpacks provided

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Thank you!

Strength to Serve sponsors made it an amazing event.


Thanks to VEGA for providing a fuel station to help our paddlers prepare and recover with clean, whole-food supplements.



Thanks to Cocos-Pure, who provided the best tasting coconut water on the planet, keeping our paddlers well hydrated.



…and a big thanks to the San Diego favorite Bootlegger who provided an amazing spread of food and a wonderful staff to feed event attendees.



About Brody Welte, CEO of Paddle Fit

Stand Up Fitness was created by Brody Welte who is a longtime waterman and adventure seeker. Brody has used his experience in the waters of California, Hawaii and Florida to live out his vision for Stand Up Fitness. Adventure has been a part of Brody his whole life and he has let his passion for adventure determine his career path. Brody is a certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise and has worked and trained with some of the top watermen in the world like Dave Kalama. Living in Hawaii and learning the ins and outs of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) from some of its most recognizable players, has given Brody a plethora of knowledge on the sport and its Hawaiian roots. Once Brody stood atop a paddleboard and experienced the serenity, excitement, challenge, and all around good time that stand up paddling gives its participants, he knew that he wanted to bring this experience to others.


About Urban Street Angels

Urban Street Angels is a volunteer-based outreach that hits the streets four times a month to reach out to the estimated 6,000 homeless young people sleeping on the streets of San Diego each night. They pass out supplies, a warm meal, and distribute resources on shelters, youth services, medical care, and job opportunities.