GET ON BOARD AND CREATE A TEAM

Register your team with all participant names and team name.

Raise $3000 before October 7th through the donation section on the website. This can be done through your own team initiatives and events.

Secure your ‘base’ on the paddle route to ensure your team has a safe and reliable location to sleep during the paddle.

Attend all information evenings.

The Basics:

Date and time: Paddle start’s 10am on the 14th of October 2021 and finishes 10am on the 15th of October 2021 with our charity luncheon to follow at Edgewater Restaurant.

Teams: Each team can have as many or as little members as you want, the choice is yours. Each team will have a different name so we can identify the different groups and fundraising efforts.

Donation: Minimum entry $3000 per team.

Luncheon: $1800 per table of 12, only 20 tables available.

Lunch includes: 3 course meal – share plates. Drinks included.

PADDLE SPECIFICS

Route: 5km circuit around the Isle of Capri.

Base: A house of your choosing anywhere on the route
(or close to the route – its not a race!)

Basic rules / format: Each team member can paddle at any point, as long as there is someone consistently on the water throughout the 24-hour time period.

Suggested safety and other important info:

  • For your safety during the night paddle it is compulsory to have nightlights attached to your raft and your body.
  • Life jackets are strongly encouraged.
  • A safety boat will be provided from dawn to dusk.
  • Compulsary waterproof case for your phone during your paddle.

What we’re
raising money for

Our boys need drivers licenses to be successful in life, work and family, therefore the goal of the 2021 paddle is to establish the MOB Car Licensing Program. 

After working with 100 young men we realised a significant disconnect with our students not having the adequate resources and money to fund their driving test, lessons and ability to acquire 100 hours with an open license driver due to lack of support and/or vehicle. All money raised will go towards the MOB car licensing program. We are very proud that Queensland Government has provided a community Road Safety Grant as a contribution to this project. 

HISTORY OF 24-HOUR CAPRI PADDLE

The 24-hour Capri Paddle is an annual event held to raise money for Men of Business Academy.

In 2019 founder Marco Renai paddled around the river & canals of Isle of Capri with his two friends Lee and Clint to raise money to go towards our academy which officially opened it’s doors April 2020. The Capri Paddle contributed over $50,000 to go towards the building and construction of our school. Following the success and coverage of our paddle we were able to get the word about MOB out to the broader Gold Coast community, helping attract many of our families who now attend the academy itself.

Following on from that successful inaugural 24-hour event, our boys braved the waters for a second time inviting local Gold Coast businesses to join them. On October 15th and 16th, 2020 the MOB team were joined by six other local businesses wanting to make a difference. The Capri Paddle 2020 was broadcasted on Channel 9, Channel 7, 92.5 Gold FM, online blogs, online magazines, and social influencers. They paddled around the Isle of Capri for 24 hours followed by a charity luncheon at Edgewater to help raise money for our 95 boys and their two new school buses. These buses are an integral asset to ensuring we can get the boys to various locations for camps, activities, appointments, and excursions. We surpassed our fundraising target reaching an incredible $110,000. The Capri Paddle 2020 was supported by a number of incredible local businesses such as; Body Science, Oakley, Sotheby’s, Mow Hair, Safety Mate, Navi8biz, Stokes Wheeler, Build safe, to name a few.

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