About Us

Operation Second Chance is a grass roots non-profit organization comprised of passionate citizens dedicated to help injured war heroes transition back to active duty or civilian life. OSC’s purpose is pure of heart and is predominantly supported by volunteer workers. Their audited overhead rating validates that 90% of the funds raised go directly to wounded veterans and their families. Since 2005, OSC has provided over $2,900,000 in support to our wounded heroes including veterans and their families in Sussex County Delaware.

All the above was provided with dignity and love for those who have suffered and sacrificed so that we “paddle” in freedom.

Steering Committee

Walt Ellenberger


Beth Bradford


Cindy McGrew

Operation Second Chance

Val Ellenberger

Volunteers & Event Management

Planning Committee

Shawn McDowell

Race Director

Chris Marsh

Food & Entertainment

Emily Ellenberger

Social Media

Sheila Cisco

Promotions & Fund Raising

Roger Chaufournier

Event Management

Natalie Ellenberger

Race Event Management

Maddy Ellenberger

Event Management

Nic Chaufournier

Race Registration and Results

Lucas Chaufournier

Race Registration and Results