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The 3rd Annual Strength to Serve Paddle Games benefiting Urban Street Angels, Inc. were held on the beach and waters surrounding sunny Coronado, California on Saturday, September 12.

With clear skies and beautiful blue waters, a record 17 registered teams of six athletes each went to battle! All teams competed in four shore events and two Standup Paddle Board events for pride, individual awards and highly-coveted bragging rights amongst family, friends and peers. With a rowdy crowd cheering the athletes on throughout the day, the event was a huge success! You can find additional photographs of the 3rd Annual Paddle Games at our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts: @8WestUSA

Greetings from the 2015 Paddles Games in sunny Coronado, California

Greetings from the 2015 Paddle Games + Worldwide Launch of 8 West – Ending Youth Homelessness with a #handup


And the HUGE story of the day was the worldwide launch of 8 West, the exciting transitional employment + housing program of Urban Street Angels, Inc. With its sustainable “homeless to hopeful” model underway, 8 West aims to help transition over 100 homeless youth off the streets for good by 2020. The hardworking artisans of 8 West are homeless youth creating and marketing a handcrafted, fair trade and ultra-premium line of bath, shower and spa products.

The first wave of products from 8 West includes Pirates Cove (Black Tea + Spiced Tobacco), Sunset Cliffs (Moroccan Red Clay + Tiare Flower) and The Pier (Activated Charcoal + Eucalyptus). You can purchase our ultra-premium soap online at our website ( and at select retailers, beginning with Seaside Market in Cardiff, California in October, 2015.

Can you also help us provide jobs and supportive housing for homeless youth living on our streets? To help make a real difference today, you can visit the crowdfunding campaign for 8 West at Indiegogo …

8 West – Ending Youth Homelessness

Please help provide jobs and supportive housing for homeless youth by making a purchase or a donation to 8 West today, and give a #handup to the homeless youth fighting to transition off our streets for good. #raisethebar