Haunted Paddle

October 2009: SMDI Students Run Annual "Haunted Paddle" Night Halloween Kayaking Experience for Miami Community at Oleta State River State Park in Sunny Isles, Florida.

Filling a need to give the local community a safe and fun alternative on Halloween night, Oleta River State Park opened up their waterways in a collaborative effort with 6 SMDI students providing the opportunity to haunt the mangrove swamp so the community would be able to participate in guided kayaking tours in this annual event run by Barry University's Sport Management – Diving Industry SES 351 Leadership Class.

The turnout for the event was excellent as Barry Students gained valuable hands-on experiences in the areas of leadership, risk management, public relations and program planning/management. This is the second year the event has taken place and attendance grew to over 100 participants and will take place again in October of 2010.