May 5th, 2012: Third Annual Stand Up Paddleboar?d Luau Race: Ruth Holland, Jennifer Averette and Susan Ham of Monroe County Special Olympics along with MJ Weibling, Coach Collier Special Olympics. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
With a friendly competitive spirit in the air stand up paddle boarders flocked to Bayfront for a Special Olympics benefit. A warm Spring day fit perfectly as few of the 100 racers or so kept dry in the contest. Spectators got a look at a sport growing in popularity and through awareness, raffles, specials from local businesses and more everyone helped the Special Olympics to a victory.