By the San Clemente Times and Dana Point Times
Jay “Sparky” Longley, founder and president of Rainbow Sandals of San Clemente and producer of the annual Battle of the Paddle stand-up paddleboard competition held annually at Doheny State Beach, on Thursday donated $7,000 to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association at the Doheny State Beach Visitor Center.
This donation marks the fifth year in a row Rainbow Sandals and Longley have contributed to the efforts of the association as a thank you for their support of the stand-up paddle event.
The Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle is an international level stand-up paddleboard event held for the past five years at Doheny State Beach. It has grown from a half-day competition with dozens of participants to a two-day extravaganza attracting hundreds of contestants, SUP clubs, enthusiasts and vendors from around the world. The Interpretive Association assists in obtaining permits, organizing a Kids’ Zone with many hands-on activities and promoting the event.
Guests were given a tour of the visitor center remodel prior to the check presentation.
For further information, visit www.dohenystatebeach.org.