8th Annual Get Out Girl Surf & Paddle Jam Weekend

A fundraising event benefiting Operation Get Out, a non-profit providing #bluemind mental wellness experiences for first responders, medical teams, military and surviving families.

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Sat, September 25 8:00 AM CT
to Sun, September 26 1:30 PM CT
LOCATION

Steiner Ranch Lake Club, Lake Austin
12300 River Bend
Austin, TX 78732

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Surf and Paddle Jam are significant fundraisers that Operation Get Out (OGO) relies on annually to provide #bluemind opportunities for those that sacrifice their lives for us. Your participation and donations are imperative to provide events and outings that are scientifically validated and natural alternative mental wellness tools where #waterismedicine for those that might not reach out or be interested in traditional options to unlock and reset after traumatic experiences, loss, grief, anxiety, and PTS. The tool is natural and simple, while the feedback and testimonials are "life-changing". 

 

"After our event with Operation Get Out, I came home a more complete person, a better mother, and wife. My mind and heart feel freer from the anxiety and stress that I had carried from years of service.      

~ U.S. Army National Guard

 

Join us for our 8th Annual

Get Out Girl Surf & Paddle Jam

 

In Honor and Memory of Travis County Female First Responders 

Kristin McLain & Jessica Hollis

 

 

SURF Jam Saturday and/or PADDLE Jam Sunday! Both are all-female fundraising events dedicated to empowering and inspiring women and girls of all ages to Get Out, Get Active, and Get Connected - to ourselves, others, our community, and water while experiencing the science that #waterismedicine and being outdoors and on the water is a powerful benefit to body, mind, and spirit.

 

You're invited to support our cause by participating in either event, both events,

as a virtual paddler, or donor supporter. 

 

In addition to the donations received for entry, our goal is to share the experience and show our support to our female first responders, nurses, military, veterans, and surviving spouses with complementary participation for those without the means to do so. Your additional donations and fundraising are greatly appreciated to help make this happen.


SURF Jam Saturday Sept. 25

This event is for all levels and ages of riders: for those who want to learn the sport of wake surfing and be helped and supported by other women to those that already have a love of wake surfing and want to share the ride with others. Includes weekend event t-shirt, top level wakesurf boats, equipment, all-female coaches, post-event food and drinks and admission to Sunday's weekend after party!

 

PADDLE Jam Sunday Sept. 26

Our Eighth Annual event is a non-competitive, community event of up to 3.5 supported hours on the water where you can paddle 1-11 miles with different options (listed below). Includes weekend event t-shirt, finisher's bracelet, and our exclusive weekend After Party with DJ Coy, Boss Jaguars Surf Band, food, drinks, Poker Run prizes, raffle, and auction. Family and friends welcome!

 

  • Exclusive Learn to Paddle on the Water Clinics! No previous paddle skills are necessary! Your designated Paddle Ambassador will assist, coach, and be with you and your group the entire time to encourage and support you! You will start with board skills and drills and basics right on the beach then head into the lake - seated, on your knees, or on your feet - no right, wrong, or judgment! We’re here for fun and community. Your ambassador will be with the group to assist the entire time with no specific distance for these groups - just good times together and on the water with group consensus when to float, paddle, go and return.

  • All-New “Paddle Out” Flower Drop to Jessica Hollis Park! Jessica’s Park, under the beautiful cliff-lined shadows of Mansfield Dam, is a special destination for all of us. This year those paddlers going the distance (or take advantage of personal watercraft tows) will be given a flower to take and drop at the headwaters of Lake Austin, in honor of Jessica, Kristin, and fallen servicewomen and men. Have a mimosa, spend some time reflecting, connecting, floating, and honoring.  We’ll transport your board back for you or if you rented, drop your board there and you get a great boat ride back to the After Party.

  • 11 Mile Dam Distance Paddle! Those of you wanting to paddle round trip, a full distance of approximately 11 miles to Mansfield Dam and Jessica Hollis Park, can enjoy a quick mimosa and turn around to return to the starting point by noon. If you’re falling behind, don’t worry - our towboats and personal watercraft are prepared and instructed to help you along so everyone is safe and sound at the finish by noon.

  • On The Water Poker Run! Get your five-card draw at any one of the points along the way OR get multiple draws at any one-stop. Prizes at the After Party!

  • Multiple sponsored Snack Stops at designated mile markers to keep you moving and motivated! Can you say cold brew coffee and more

  • Paddle Ambassadors every mile!

 

9/24 FRIDAY SURF & PADDLE JAM CHECK-IN & MANDATORY PARTICIPANT'S WRISTBAND PICK UP

*Avoid the rush and pick up your packet and mandatory participant wristband Friday!

11:30-6:30pm, The Ski Dock, 12234 N FM 620, Austin, TX 78750

 

9/25 SATURDAY SURF JAM

Steiner Ranch Lake Club, 12300 River Bend, Austin 78732

7:45am Check In & Packet Pick Up

8:30am Welcome & Boat Assignments

9-1:15pm Wake Surf Session

1:30pm Group Photo

1:30pm Lunch & Participant Gifts 

 

9/26 SUNDAY PADDLE JAM 

Steiner Ranch Lake Club, 12300 River Bend, Austin 78732

6:45-7:40am Personal Board/Kayak Off-Loading, Check-in & Packet Pick Up

7:45am Board/Kayak Launching Begins, personal and rental board assistance

8:10am Welcome & Moment of Silence

8:25am National Anthem & Paddle Salute

8:30am Paddle Begins

8:30am - 12pm Water Support and Personal Water Craft Tows Available

10:15 Halfway Time Point: All Round Trip Paddlers Turned and Redirected back to Finish Line; one way paddlers continue to dam

10:30-11:30am Boat Shuttle from dam for one way paddlers from Jessica Hollis Park to Steiner Lake Club

10-11:30am DJ Coy Rocks The House!

11:00-1:30pm Raffle & Silent Auction

11:30-12:30pm Lunch

11:30-1pm Boss Jaguars Surf Band

12pm Course Closes, Water Support Ends; Final Paddlers In; Participant Gift Pick Up at Finish

12:30pm Group Photo

1pm Poker Run Results

1:15pm Live Auction

1:30 Raffle and Silent Auction Closes; Winners Announced

 

 

 

 

Both Surf and Paddlejam are held annually in honor and memory of two amazing, impactful, and fearless women, Travis County First Responders Kristin McLain and Jessica Hollis, both of whom committed their lives to serve others while utilizing the water for their own positive mental and physical wellness impact.

 

KristinKristin McLain was a Travis County StarFlight rescue nurse and part of starting our first Get Out Girl PaddleJam. 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, scuba diving, boating, surfing, and personally benefiting from the calming effects of what being on and in 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 others on the water.

 

Their families and friends have come together to start Operation Get Out (OGO), a 501c3 nonprofit foundation that gives back to first responders, military, nurses, front line workers, veterans, and surviving spouses 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. All proceeds and donations from Surf & Paddle Jam weekend provide Operation Get Out (OGO) the resources to assist individuals and agencies experiencing stress, illness, depression, anxiety, loss, and PTS.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tickets


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$120 Paddle Jam | Registration

With this donation, you receive one registration ticket for Paddle Jam Sunday, on the water support, Paddle Poker Run, Get Out Girl event T-shirt, after-party, DJ Coy, Boss Jaguars Surf Band, food, drink, auction event, prizes, and participant gift.  (Does not include rental equipment; must be purchased separately through Event Offers.)

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$600 Paddles Up Donation & Both Events

VIP Donation Registration package that includes your participation in both Surf & Paddle Jam plus sponsors two female first responders, nurses, military, veterans or surviving spouses into both Surf & Paddle Jam weekend festivities. 

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$75 Get Out Girl Virtual Event Donation

Help support Get Out Girl and Operation Get Out by donating as a virtual participant to fundraise to support Blue Mind outings and events for our Front Line Responders. You will receive a Get Out Girl event tshirt, finisher's bracelet and can create your own unique event to spread the word and mission of Operation Get Out while fundraising through your personal activity and/or goal accomplishment. Please tag us in your endeavors! We want to follow you! #getoutgirl #opgetoutorg #letthewatermoveyou

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Event Offers


$30 Rental Paddleboard

Your rental paddleboard comes with a pfd and paddle and will be available at River Bend Boat Ramp between 8am and 8:30am on Sunday, Sept. 26. 

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$30 Rental Kayak

Your rental kayak comes with a pfd and paddle and will be available at River Bend Boat Ramp between 8am and 8:30am on Sunday, Sept. 26. 

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$15 Paddle Jam Lunch Ticket | Friend/Family

Jim's Smokehouse Lunch & Non-Alcoholic Drink for guests attending After Party with you.

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$75 25 Raffle Tickets
$50 15 Raffle Tickets
$25 7 Raffle Tickets
$10 2 Raffle Tickets

Giving Levels


$120 Sponsor a Female Responder: Surf or SUP

Our goal is to give back to female first responders, veterans and front line workers with free admission to Surf and Paddle Jam. We do not want these ladies paying to attend, but instead, us saluting their service with free admission! Say "thank you" by providing entry to either event!

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$225 Sponsor a Female Responder: BOTH

Salute to a female first responder's service and say "Thank You" by sponsoring a female front line worker to a #bluemind water weekend with entry to both Surf & Paddle Jam! 

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$600 Surf Boat Sponsor

Sponsor a Wake Surf Boat for Surf Jam and invite your friends, family, and/or colleagues plus receive one Paddle Jam entry! Surf Jam is a great outing for a great cause! You can designate up to eight individuals in your boat and/or open up some spots to host female first responders, military or nurses! Put your banners and/or flags on the boat and enjoy all the benefits and perks of Surf Jam with your tribe!

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$1,000 OpGetOut High Tide Donation

Your donation will help OpGetOut provide a full #bluemind day experience to help our first responders, military, nurses, front line workers and/or their families unlock and reset on the water.

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$500 OpGetOut Surf Rider Donation Level

Your donation will provide 5 hours of #bluemind surf time for an Operation Get Out event.

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Organizer


Operation Get Out Cindy Present cindy@getoutgirl.com Austin, TX 5127734431 http://www.opgetout.org
Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible

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