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Alyssa Scroope, center, and pro stand-up paddler(SUP) Mark Athanacio, left, march out to the water at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Alyssa Scroope, center, and pro stand-up paddler(SUP) Mark Athanacio, left, march out to the water at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Alyssa Scroope, center, and pro stand-up paddler(SUP) Mark Athanacio, left, march out to the water at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Grandmother Pat Hughes, left, and her grandson Brian Francis, center, head to the water with pro stand-up paddler (SUP) Bill Quinsey, right, at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brian Francis, left, heads to the water with pro stand-up paddler (SUP) Bill Quinsey, center, at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Pro stand-up paddler (SUP) Frazier Gardella, far right, heads to deeper water as he shows Dawn Coe, right, how to paddle board at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as they trained for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Matt Berman, center, attempts to stand up on a board as he is assisted by stand-up paddle board instructor (SUP) Kevin Davidson, right,  at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as they trained for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as professional stand-up paddlers took special olympians out to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as professional stand-up paddlers took special olympians out to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as professional stand-up paddlers took special olympians out to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as professional stand-up paddlers took special olympians out to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as professional stand-up paddlers took special olympians out to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as professional stand-up paddlers took special olympians out to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Brian Francis, left, kisses his grandmother Pat Hughes, right, after Francis got back from learning how to paddle board at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as he trained with an instructor for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. 'He loves anything having to do with water,' Hughes said. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Stand-up paddle boarder Mindy Quinsey, center, talks with Michael Tulipanio, 12, left, after taking him out to train at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in preparation for the 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County. Greg Kahn/Staff

Scenes at Vanderbilt Beach on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, as professional stand-up paddlers took special olympians out to train for the upcoming 2nd Annual Noodles SUP Luau Races at Bayfront waterfront in downtown Naples. On Tuesday, professional stand up paddlers took special olympians out on the water to teach them the basics of the sport and let them try paddling for themselves. The May 21 race is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County.

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