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Paddle for the Promise raises over $3,000 for Covenant Hospice

Special to The Log
Special to The Log

From left, Don Oliver, Chris Kerr, owners Dog House Surf Shop, Keith Jett, artist Wicked Paint and Big Rooster Co. Cycles and Tattoos present Ruth Anne Heberle and her husband with the one of kind, airbrushed Paddle for the Promise Prize Drawing Paddle Board.

Covenant Hospice thanks the community for its tremendous support of its Paddle for the Promise Prize Drawing which raised $3,270 to support patients and families in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

The lucky winner of this year’s 12-foot Starboard Atlas Stand Up Paddle Board, donated by Dog House Surf Shop and customized with airbrushed artwork by Keith Jette of Wicked Paint and Big Rooster Co. Cycles and Tattoos, was local resident Ruth Anne Heberle.

“My dad had hospice care and I always said I would help however I could," said Don Oliver, Owner Dog House Surf Shop. "We wanted to give back to our community and hospice is a great cause to support.”

The artwork for the paddle board was created by Keith Jette of Wicked Paint and Big Rooster Co. Cycles and Tattoos and included an intricately detailed underwater scene complete with an octopus, jellyfish and sunken ship.

“I appreciate all that Covenant Hospice does for their patients and this is a talent that I have that I am able to use to give back to the community and help someone else out,” said Jette, artist.

Funds raised from Paddle for the Promise Prize Drawing help fund Covenant Hospice’s special programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties. These programs include bereavement services, children’s support programs, spiritual support services and charity care. Covenant Hospice accepts patients regardless of ability to pay. In 2014, the organization provided over $1.7 million in care for uninsured or under-insured patients facing a terminal illness.

For more information about Covenant Hospice, contact the local branch office at 850-729-1800 or visit www.covenanthospice.org.