Promoting wellness for first responders and veterans.


Welcome First Responders and Veterans


Welcome Protectors!


Lido Paddle Project is here for you.  We offer a variety of healing therapies at no cost to you.

The journey begins on the water via Stand Up Paddle or Kayak.  Lido Paddle Project currently operates out of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Dana Point Harbor, with plans to expand its programming through all of California.

Lido Paddle Project believes that those who serve deserve to play.


Please join our Community

As a nonprofit, Lido Paddle Project relies on generous donations from individuals like you! Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting our first responders and veterans by covering all costs related to paddling and kayaking.  Every donation is 100% tax-deductible. 

LPP is a registered 501(c)3 EIN#85-3519919

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Lido Paddle Project is having its first Newport Beach FUN-raiser- Stand Up With Us on Saturday August 28th, 2021 

Please join is for a 4 course dinner, drinks and entertainment on the water’s edge. There will be live music and lots of JOY as we unite for our protectors. Early bird pricing $150 before 8/12/21.

Attire: Red, White, Blue & Cruise!

4pm cocktails

5pm dinner

Magic Castle Magician John Guastaferro performance with dessert.

Enjoy LIVE music from the 60s and 70s by Chris Amodeo and the Moderns


Newport Beach American Legion Yacht Club

215 15th Street Newport Beach, California

THANK YOU for your presence and support !



Mission and Values

At Lido Paddle Project, we believe that those who serve deserve to play.

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community partners

Lido Paddle Project values collaboration and partners with a number of nonprofits, businesses, in kind donors and like minded changemakers.

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Lido Paddle Project’s fundraising events are always mission-aligned, joyful, and serve to heal the community. Sponsors and are welcome to participate at events or through annual partnerships for enhanced year-round visibility.

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Thank you to all who participated in Lido Paddle Project’s Stand Up With Us Fundraiser at The Ranch in Laguna Beach on March 27th, 2021


The Sport offers an array of benefits. Core, arm and leg strength. Stress reduction. Community involvement. Together these boost immune systems and allow for mental and physical balance.

The necessity for resources to address the mental health of our nation has never been greater.  Lido Paddle Project is here to serve our everyday heroes who choose daily to heal and protect others before themselves. The organization partners with like-minded organizations combining a variety of innovative therapies for mental wellness, balance and inner strength.


As a firefighter, we must always be ready, strong, available, and fearless. We often go without quality sleep due to long hours. The emotional tolls are challenging for many. Self-care, exercise, and healthy time with family is quite valued to re-charge and relax. Thank you to Lido Paddle Project for choosing to help all first responders.

Captain Mark McGrath

Orange County Fire Authority Station #24 , Mission Viejo, California

There’s no more peaceful place for me than on a paddle board on the ocean. Out there, just me and nature. The concerns of the world fall away. It reminds me how truly beautiful this world is. Paddle boarding allows me to work out my frustrations, my stress, and refocus. It is truly the most perfect physical and mental therapy I have ever experienced. I served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and I know how beneficial this experience would be to my fellow veterans.

Ann Marie McKay

Veteran U.S. Air Force , Newport Beach, CA


Lido Paddle Project invites community to fundraiser

Lido Paddle Project invites community to fundraiser

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Lido Paddle Project is having its first Newport Beach fundraiser at the American Legion Yacht Club. The backdrop for this event is beautiful Newport Harbor. Guests can walk, drive, or bring their boats to the dock by 15th Street. The event will...

Stand Up With Us Event at The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Stand Up With Us Event at The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Lido Paddle Project 949-813-7681   Stand Up With Us Event at The Ranch at Laguna Beach    On Saturday, March 27th, Lido Paddle Project hosted it’s inaugural fun-raiser Stand Up With Us.  The sold-out event raised just shy of...

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