Wildrock benefit for SurfAid
Art, music, film, and wine help SurfAid to save lives
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 July, 2007 : - - Do any of these events seem interesting to you, or do they strike up a new idea? SurfAid International would love to have your event help fundraise and spread our message. We are always open to new ideas as well as recreating events that have been successful in the past. Please contact us with your ideas and Help Save Lives.
US Wine Premier
Wild Rock US wine Premier: This exclusive event marked the US premier of Wild Rock wines, co-hosted by celebrity chef and avid surfer Rafael Lunetta owner of JiRaffe restaurant in Santa Monica. The event featured "SurfAid: A Mission to Save Lives" - SurfAid's short film that is an emotional look into our cause and remedies.
The fundraising was driven by breath taking prints by Steven Lippman; the photos were captured on his recent visit to our program areas. Nearly $7,000 was raised for SurfAid International at this event.
We continue to look for partners and supporters to replicated unique events like this in the future. Special Thanks to: Steve Smith (Owner of Wild Rock Wines), Rafael, Marrium Barrett, Marje Bennetts, Steven Lippman, Carolyn Murphy, Keith Malloy, Jeff Divine, Strider Wasilewski, The Malibu Magazine team and all at Wild Rock wines as well as JiRaffe restaurant.
Check out these photos from the event
Online Photography Auction
Redsand, with team rider and renowned photographer Joe Curren, donated a beautifully-framed signature print that was featured in an auction to benefit SurfAid International.Thanks to Redsand, Joe Curren and Surfer Magazine for their support of SurfAid!
GreenRoom Festival: Art, Music, and Film
SurfAid would like to thank our partners in Japan MsDS for setting up three fundraising and awareness events. These events raised approximately $6,000 for our cause. One major event was the Green Room Festival held in Yokohana Japan which included art shows, live music, and film showings.
This event brought together the core of the Japanese surf community to raise money and awareness for SurfAid International. Supporting SurfAid at this event was Timmy Curran, Joe Curren, Murasaki Sports, Andrew Kidman, Dustin Humphreys, and Taylor Steele. We look forward to working with MsDS for fundraising and raising awareness once again in 2008.
2007 Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival
For three years running now, SurfAid has been the beneficiary of the Paddle Round the Pier Beach Festival in Brighton, U.K. Check out the website paddlearoundthepier.com/index.html. A big thanks goes out to Dave Samuel, Henrietta Hutcheon and everyone involved in this year's event. More news to follow in SurfAid's next eNewsletter.
Click here to check out the web site
Drink Donation Fundraiser
Big Thanks to Duke's of Huntington Beach and Sarah Long for hosting "Big Wednesday" a SurfAid International fundraiser that took place six consecutive Wednesdays. Duke's and a whole host of surf companies threw down to raise around $9,000 for SurfAid International. Thanks again, we look forward to continuing our partnership!
Sponsors: Surftech, Xcel Wetsuits, Rusty, HSS, Surf Rx, Tavik Clothing, Freestyle Watches, Future Fins, Billabong, Von Zipper, Robert August, Ocean/Earth, Sanuk Sandals, Havassy Art, Big Red Productions, No Fear, Guy Takayama, Kroq, Imperial, Bass, New Castle, Budweiser, Pink Vodka
SHOW A VIDEO
Check Out The 2006 Wave of Compassion Short film part 1 & part 2 on Surfline.com
East Coast Art Show and Concert
"The different elements of the event entwined to give everybody something a little special, something that they could take home in the lovely form of inspiration. Whether it is to take their artistic expression to a higher level, being that there just may be a place to show it here in Florida now, or maybe to make a difference in a humanitarian movement they believe in."
Being Creative to Help SurfAid International
Do any of these events seem interesting to you, or do they strike up a new idea? SurfAid International would love to have your event help fundraise and spread our message. We are always open to new ideas as well as recreating events that have been successful in the past. Please contact us with your ideas and Help Save Lives.
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