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Jesse's Paddle
Celebrating 11 Years on the Water!

Updated: April 16, 2019

Saturday - July 20, 2019

Location & Registration

  • Pocomoke River Canoe Company – Snow Hill, Maryland
  • Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Boats paddle off for Jesse’s Poker Paddle at 5:00

The Event

One of Jesse’s favorite outdoor activities was kayaking with his buddies on the Pocomoke River – the most beautiful river on the Eastern Shore. So it seemed perfect to call together his friends, and the supporters of the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund to paddle the river every summer as part of Jesse’s legacy and to raise funds for the work we do in his name. Come enjoy Jesse’s Poker Paddle for prizes, live music, food, and a silent auction, all for a great cause.

Need A Boat?

The Pocomoke is a gentle, placid river, spectacularly beautiful. If you don’t have your own boat (if you do, we encourage you to bring it) you can reserve a canoe, a solo kayak, a 2-person kayak or a standup paddleboard by calling the canoe shop at 410-632-3971. There is no charge to use our boats for the Poker Paddle, but we do ask for a minimum pledge of $40 for a free boat. Paddlers who have pledged $ in support of the Jesse Klump Memorial Scholarship and the suicide prevention program, head out for Jesse’s Poker Paddle, and after picking up 5 cards from our volunteer floating “dealers,” paddle back to the dock for prizes. Top fundraiser get special prizes – nights in Ocean City, a pontoon boat cruise on the Pocomoke, and more. There’s live music, this year by the great local duo The Stims, plenty of snacks and beverages – all Free for donors and pledge team members and captains.

Our Pledge

If you believe as we do that it is vitally important to support the lives and futures of our friends and neighbors, to protect them from suicide, and to help them reach their goal of using their education to make the world a better place, please join us by starting your own Jesse’s Paddle pledge team today. It’s easy and quick.

Just go to Our Crowd Funding Page, and follow the instructions. If you don’t want to start a team but want to support someone else’s, use the same link and look for their name listed under the Top Fundraisers tab.

We'd love to see you on the Pocomoke at Jesse’s Paddle. If you are not a paddler and you still want to participate, bring your friends and enjoy the day and please consider starting your own crowdfunding page. Everyone is welcome. You’ll be paddling with us in spirit!