Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thank you Casey!

I think we have failed to mention that Casey Cecil is letting Paul borrow his kayak (the red one) to paddle in.  It's very much appreciated.  Maybe next year you can go on the paddle too!

Every little way that people have supported Allen and Paul has been amazing and we are grateful.

If you haven't donated yet and want to, you can go to the FireFighters Assisting Armed Forces Families website at and use their PayPal function to donate.  Make sure to mention its for "Paddling for Pennies" or Allen & Paul.

There are also plenty of white t-shirts for sale for anyone interested.  Leave a comment here or email at and we'll get it to you!


Cliffs of Neuse

Spent a few hours there today to recharge the cell phones. They were
able to sleep for about 4 hours last night. They slept in the kayaks
some as well. Allen said they're sore from paddling all the time, but
they're having fun. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

They will be at Hwy 70 in Kinston Thursday morning at 7 am to resupply again.

Photo: Cliffs of the neuse

Bentonville FD

Thanks for stopping by to help resupply the guys on Tuesday!

Photo: Thank you bentonville FD

Props to Love is Bald on the trip

Photo: LiB LOVE on the neuse

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WRAL video

Great job Allen and Paul!

Thank you WRAL, Stacy and Amanda with Clayton News, who helped spread the word in the media!

In the news

Allen and Paul will be on WRAL news tonight!

Update on last nights paddle

Allen and Paul got to Smithfield around 8:30pm.  Around 11:00pm they laid down to sleep and it started pouring rain around 11:05pm.  (Their sleeping bags are soaking wet.)  They put the sleeping bags back in the Kayaks and slept in there until 1am.  They got up, got back in the river.  Allen tied Paul to him and pulled him until 4am.  He said at one point Paul's kayak hit a tree and Paul didn't even budge!

They're having problems getting their phones charged, so the updates will not be as frequent as Mondays.  We will keep you updated as often as possible.

They are now at Richardson Bridge in Goldsboro and expect to be at Ferry Bridge around 4pm today!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

check out this video from the town of Clayton, Allen and Paul's efforts are highlighted starting around the 4 minute mark. adventure starts tomorrow night at midnight!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Come to WalMart in Clayton April 13-14!

T-shirts will be for sale at the WalMart in Clayton, 805 Town Centre Blvd, all day Saturday and Sunday April 13-14.  Come out, drop your spare change in the jar or purchase one of the awesome t-shirts available for sale.

Grey shirts, $20/each, Pink or White shirts, $15/each
Also, save the date for Tuesday, April 16.  From 5-8pm Allen and his crew will be at the Zaxby's in Clayton, 12857 U.S. 70, (in front of the WalMart).  A portion of that night's sales will go to Paddling for Pennies!  And, if you didn't get your shirt on Saturday or Sunday you can get it there.

A HUGE thank you to both WalMart and Zaxby's for their support of this great cause!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

More t-shirts!

gray shirts are $20, pink & white shirts are $15

contact Allen at to order

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Thank you to REI in Cary for donating items to help with the trip!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Patriot Shooting Sports

Thank you to Patriot Shooting Sports for being a donor.  It is very much appreciated.

For more information, or to contact them, please go here:

They are located at:
134 E Main St
Youngsville, NC 27596