ELKTON, Md. (WJZ) — After days of paddling, finally some rest for a father-son duo you may remember. 

Hearly Mayr and his son Andreas set off on their 200-mile Chesapeake Bay kayaking journey about two weeks ago. They paddled from Elkton all the way to the end of the bay in Smith Island, Va., putting in about 15 to 20 miles each day. 

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They were paddling with a purpose, raising money for families hurt financially by the pandemic while also spending some quality time together. 

“We always, I think, struggle as parents or as fathers to find time with our kids,” Hearly Mayr said. “And so, for me personally, I really wanted to use this opportunity to spend time together, to have fun together, and to challenge ourselves a little bit.” 

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They raised about $3 million, which will go to the Maryland-based non-profit organization Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s Covid-19 Hunger Response’s Campaign, “Making Memories While Making a Difference.”

Those interested can follow them along their journey on social media by looking up hashtag #bay200challenge.

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To learn more or to donate today, go to www.ADRA.org/bay200challenge/give.