7th Annual Get Out Girl Paddle Jam & Event Raffle
Thank you to everyone that made this year's event happen! Please follow us at OperationGetOut.org We look forward to seeing you at Get Out Girl PaddleJam in 2021!
A huge shout out to all of our participants, volunteers and sponsors for the
2020 Get Out Girl PaddleJam!
We are honored and humbled to have hosted each of you for an amazing Blue Mind day on the lake. So many phenomenal stories and moments occurred. We thank each of you being part in so many ways.
Please know the RAFFLE remains open through Monday midnight to support our fundraising efforts to continue making Blue Mind impact for others through Operation Get Out in honor of Kristin, Jessica and their families. You can purchase raffle tickets by clicking on OFFERS. Purchase your tickets and then apply them to whichever items you prefer. We will notify winners on Tuesday.
In addition, Operation Get Out (OGO) is hosting their Fall Fundraising Virtual Auction through November 11, Veterans Day. 2021 will be a big budget year for OGO with so many requests and needs to support. Please spread the word about the auction- there are some great items and destinations. You can find the link HERE.
Get Out Girl PaddleJam benefits Operation Get Out in honor of Kristin McLain & Jessica Hollis.
Kristin Travis County StarFlight rescue nurse and part of starting our first Get Out Girl PaddleJam in 2014. She was a true Get Out Girl who spent most of her off time paddling, wake surfing, skiing, and boating on Lake Austin to reset and reconnect after tough shifts as a flight nurse. Jessica Hollis, Travis County Senior Deputy, utilized our local lakes similarly, spending family time on them for fun, but also personally benefiting from the calming effects of what being on the water does for your mind and emotions. Both of these inspiring women shared a common mind and heart of "blue" that is now being passed forward to touch the lives of other first responders on the water.
Their families and friends have come together to start Operation Get Out (OGO), a 501c3 that gives back to front line responders and veterans through scientifically validated Blue Mind experiences and events that give individuals and agencies the opportunity to experience the unlocking and wellness power of being in, near and on the water. This year OGO has set a goal of raising $100,000 for 400 inflatable paddleboards, backpacks, air pumps, and paddles for our front line responders to utilize for positive mental and emotional wellness experiences on the water using the science of "Blue Mind". All proceeds and donations from PaddleJam will go to OGO to benefit individuals and agencies experiencing stress, illness, anxiety, loss, and PTS.