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Aerial view of Oceanport Paddle Club’s Site located at 10 Riverside Ave., Oceanport, on Oceanport Creek. Photo Chris Macioch

On June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will gather at Oceanport Paddle Club located at 10 Riverside Ave. Oceanport for a good cause.

Following a river cleanup, there will be a Standup Paddle Charity kids, and adults which will consist of an 8-mile and a 3-mile course to raise money for Autism charity and Environmental initiatives.

The back-to-back events are the 2023 Oceanport Paddle Club Shrewsbury River Cleanup and the SEA Paddle NYC @ OPC Charity Paddle.

Thunder 106 will be at the event with promotional giveaways, including station merchandise, enter to win prize(s), games and more. Radio personalities will be broadcasting from the event with live commercials and interviews.

Prior to the event Press Communications will be airing, on their radio stations, commercials and PSAs promoting the event recorded by former major leaguer Rick Cerone.

Aerial view of the 2021 Oceanport Paddle Club Shrewsbury River Cleanup at 10 Riverside Ave., Oceanport. Photo courtesy of Chris Macioch

There will be volunteer opportunities for clean up on land or water. OPC is seeking volunteer groups, individual volunteers as well as sponsors to help with the event. Event information and volunteer registration can be found at https://oceanportpaddleclub.com/opccleanandrace/.

OPC plans to build on the success of its 2021 river cleanup and take it to the next level by doubling its efforts in 2023. They will expand coverage to more towns, increase the amount of debris they collect, recruit more volunteers, and secure additional sponsors. With this ambitious plan, OPC aims to make an even greater impact on the environment and the communities it serves.

Local businesses will be on hand with booths at OPC. Many sponsors will receive advertising and marketing through the event as well as an opportunity to be included in ON-AIR commercial spots. If you are interested in receiving more information about sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected].

Following the cleanup, OPC will be endorsing the SEA PADDLE NYC @ OPC, a charity paddle organized and run by Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA), a local 501c3 committed to the cultural and environmental integrity of the sport of surfing. There will be a pee-wee race for kids younger than 14 years of age, and a 3-mile and 8-mile paddle for adults 14 and over. For information and paddler sign-up visit us at seapaddlenyc.org.

For updates and information on social media follow OPC on Facebook at facebook.com/opc07757 and/or on Instagram at instagram.com/oceanportpaddleclub.

Oceanport Paddle Club (OPC) is a one-stop-shop for all your standup paddleboard (SUP) and kayak needs. Founded by Chris Macioch and Bryan Zinski, OPC offers rentals, kids camps, instruction, tours, fitness classes and yoga for the public. They also offer multiperson MEGA SUP rentals, party packages and more. OPC has memberships for individuals and families who own their own boards and/or kayaks. With over 40 years of combined experience in the watersport industry, OPC has something for everyone looking to enjoy the beautiful waterways of Oceanport. For more information on OPC visit oceanportpaddleclub.com.

Oceanport Paddle Club is located on the former Fort Monmouth property, which is undergoing major redevelopment overseen by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA). The site is located just minutes away from the train and Garden State Parkway, as well as the new Monmouth Medical Center Campus and hundreds of new homes at Fort Monmouth. Additionally, the upcoming Netflix Studios will be located nearby. The former military base is experiencing new investments and developments from businesses and institutions, including the proposed establishment of one of the world’s largest film production studios by Netflix.

Of the several committed sponsors to date, two of them are located on the Fort Monmouth property.

The ambitious River Walk Center event sponsor is transforming a large waterfront lot. Founded by two business leaders from Oceanport, the River Walk Center is designed to inspire other entrepreneurs to embrace a Live-Work-Play lifestyle. The project presents exciting opportunities for retail, office, medical, restaurant, drive-thru, sports, recreation, and family entertainment facilities, and draws on the history of innovation at Fort Monmouth and its historic architecture.

The River Walk site offers a waterfront promenade with new Class A construction, high visibility, and over 550 onsite parking spaces; it is an attractive location for businesses. For more info on this sponsor visit riverwalkcenter.com.

Birdsmouth Beer is also among the sponsors on the Fort Monmouth site, bringing its unique perspective to the development. Birdsmouth Beer is a brewery that takes pride in crafting lagers that perfectly complement everyday activities with family, friends, and the community. Their commitment to providing fresh beer is reflected in their distribution limited only to New Jersey, and their logo featuring NJ’s state bird, the goldfinch, showcases their pride in their home state. For more info visit birdsmouthbeer.com.

The event is seeking sponsors and in addition to the sponsors mentioned above have secured the following sponsors:

Cardbro is a greeting card company selling gift boxes with cards for every occasion, thoughtfully designed by women, printed on premium stock, and less than $2 each. More info at

card-bro.com

Shearer Law Firm located in Beachwood. The Firm provides a wide range of professional services with almost 44 years of combined experience in the delivery of legal services to their clients. More info at sheareresq.com

ENT and Allergy Associates LLP (ENTA) is a medical practice with over 300 clinicians in more than 55 offices in New York and New Jersey. Their services include ENT and allergy, voice and swallowing, and sinus and skull base surgery. ENTA has partnerships with Mount Sinai Hospital and the American Cancer Society. More info at entandallergy.com

TRE Pizza Pasta Beer Garden, in Freehold, New Jersey, is an affordable Italian restaurant with a casual atmosphere that serves Neapolitan-style pizza and classic dishes prepared with fresh artisanal ingredients. They also offer an extensive selection of craft beer and wine, as well as old school games like bocce and skee ball. More info at trepizzanj.com

Bagel Masters that offers bagels that are hand-rolled, kettle boiled and baked fresh daily. Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside. They take pride in providing customers with the best breakfast and lunch experience. More info at at bagelmasters.com

Fiore Asphalt Paving Co. Inc is a family-owned and operated full-service asphalt paving company. With over 40 years of experience, they specialize in providing cost-effective solutions for individual, commercial, and municipal asphalt needs. Fiore Paving owns and operates their own equipment and is fully insured, bonded, and capable of handling any asphalt job. More info at fiorepaving.com

Haven Salon Studios in Eatontown is a new, luxurious salon suite facility. Independent beauty professionals can lease a fully furnished and equipped private salon suite for a great price without incurring the risk, expense, overhead, and long-term commitment of a traditional salon. The salon suites allow for a turnkey business where you only need to add your personal touches and bring your tools. More info at havensalonstudiosnj.com.

For more information on the 2023 Oceanport Paddle Club Shrewsbury River Cleanup and the SEA Paddle NYC @ OPC Charity Paddle, visit https://oceanportpaddleclub.com/opccleanandrace. If interested in sponsoring the events please through [email protected].