The fourth annual event takes place on Saturday, June 8, at the Gulf Place Beach Access, 4451 W County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. “As natives of the area, we feel it is important to be a positive influence in the community and connect people to the healthy lifestyle our area can provide. Paddle boarding is a huge staple along the Emerald Coast and we look forward to supporting this event each year,” said Amanda Abbott, of the Nathan Abbott Team.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Florida Panhandle Chapter will host the annual event, which raises funds to provide mental health and suicide prevention resources, education, and advocacy.
Amanda Abbott has been involved with the AFSP Florida Panhandle chapter and launched the event in 2016. Abbott’s real estate group, Nathan Abbott Team, has been a top event sponsor each year. This year, the company is donating a brand new bamboo paddle board by YOLO Board, a local business partnering with Paddle for Prevention.
After starting Paddle for Prevention, Abbott went on to found Gulf Therapy. The group combines paddle boarding with mental health, offering local residents free paddle board excursions each month.
“We join together to share positivity while on the water,” noted Abbott. “If we can help just a couple of people who are battling depression or mental illness and have them connect with paddle boarding as a release, then we have succeeded.”
Nathan Abbott Team continues to be a strong supporter of Paddle for Prevention and Gulf Therapy, and encourages health and well-being through the enjoyment of our area’s natural resources. For more information about Paddle for Prevention or to donate for the cause, please visit http://www.Afsp.org/Paddle2019. For more information about Gulf Therapy, please visit http://www.GulfTherapy.org?=30atv
About Nathan Abbott Team
The Nathan Abbott Team specializes in real estate services along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. They are natives to the area and would be honored to serve you. For more information, please call (850) 610-0110, or visit www.NathanAbbottTeam.com The office is located at 9657 Highway 98 West, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.