Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wrightsville SUP, PaddleFit, VA Vigilante

PRESS RELEASE: VA Vigilante, Inc. Holds 2nd Annual VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge

Local Non-Profit raises money for homeless and disabled veterans in North Carolina.

Wrightsville Beach, May 18, 2016:  As a Navy Veteran, Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyer and avid Paddler, it was an obvious choice when David Russotto founded his Non-Profit, VA Vigilante, Inc. Nicknamed “the VA Vigilante” David founded VA Vigilante, Inc. in 2015 to help raise money for homeless and disabled veterans in North Carolina. Last year, the Non-Profit put on their first event, VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge where all proceeds were donated to veterans agencies.

This Saturday, May 21st the Non-Profit will hold the 2nd Annual VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge event at Wrightsville SUP (96 W. Salisbury St.) in Wrightsville Beach. VA Vigilante, Inc. has partnered with Wrightsville SUP, PaddleFit and CrossFit Re-Ignited to put on the event this year. Paddlers from all over the state will compete in this relay style race to raise money for the veterans in need throughout North Carolina.

The race will begin at 9:30AM on Saturday. We welcome paddlers to register on our website in support of the homeless and disabled veterans in their community. We also have a GoFundMe page set up if someone would like donate and is unable to make it to the event this year. If you have questions regarding the event, please contact Andrea Meeks at 270-784-7524 or

Thank you to the entire Wrightsville Beach community for your continued support throughout our event. We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors this year: Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban Law Firm, Dixon, Hughes & Goodman, South Beach Grill, Capital Nissan of Wilmington, Parchie Clothing Supply, Chip Perry at Farm Bureau, Dockside Marina and Banks Channel Pub & Grille.