Father and son duo begin 200-mile kayak trip in Chesapeake Bay – CBS Baltimore
ELKTON, Maryland (WJZ) – A father and son embark on a 200-mile kayak trip through Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for families hit hard by the pandemic.
On a hot summer morning, Hearly Mayr and her son Andreas loaded their kayaks and launched them in Elkton to embark on a long trip to Chesapeake Bay.
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âWe want to paddle at Elk River Park at the northern tip of Chesapeake Bay all the way down, 200 miles, 12 days,â Hearly Mayr said.
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The heat wasn’t going to stop the duo from going on a trip, which they called the Bay 200 Challenge. They are doing this to raise funds for people who are in dire need of food because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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âWe support the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, a Maryland-based non-profit organization. They are doing a tremendous job helping families around the world, especially with the problem of hunger, âHearly said.
On their journey, they will paddle the bay and make stops at towns and beaches in Maryland and Virginia and travel to Smith Island, where the Chesapeake meets the Atlantic Ocean.
âI’m pretty excited. I think it’s going to be fun and we’re going to spend a lot of time together bonding, âsaid Andreas.
Every dollar donated to the Hunger Campaign will be matched with an additional $ 2. The duo hope their efforts will encourage people to donate so they can help the group reach their goal of raising $ 3 million by the end of July.
âIt’s a good cause because a lot of people are hungry and I think we have to help them,â Andreas said.
Those interested can follow them throughout their journey on social media by searching for the hashtag # bay200challenge.
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To learn more or to donate today, visit www.ADRA.org/bay200challenge/give.