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826LA Paddleboat Regatta Raises $1,000s for Charity

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More than 40 paddleboat teams took to Echo Park Lake last weekend to raise money for 826LA. Teams were required to raise at least $100 for entry and some teams raised well above and beyond to generate an estimated $20,000 in funds for one-on-one writing tutorials and workshops for students age 6-18. 826LA's two locations (in Venice and Echo Park) are staffed entirely by volunteers dedicated to teaching and inspiring students to write creatively. The regatta was a success by all accounts, and likely the most tempting reason to get into Echo Park Lake all summer.

All photos by Andy Sternberg