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Eurosima to honor Tom Curren & Belharra Boys at Ball

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Eurosima to honor Tom Curren & Belharra Boys at Watermans Ball

The EuroSIMA Waterman´s Ball, organised by EuroSIMA (European Surf Industry Manufacturers Association), is the industry´s annual gala dinner and fund raiser. It is acclaimed as the prestige event of the year.

The objective of this event is to gather the industry´s leaders and support environmental protection. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the EuroSIMA Environmental Fund, which is redistributed to organisations dedicated to protecting and preserving our oceans, beaches, and mountains. It´s also an appropriate opportunity to render homage to legendary international surf personalities.

A privileged moment for one and all to meet in a laid back environment of friendship and pleasure, and thereby reinforcing the interests that unite them within EuroSIMA.

The raising of environmental funds is very important for us due to the Prestige oil spill we suffered last year that spoiled our beaches and surf breaks and will stay in our minds for years.

Dates and venue

This year, the concept of the Waterman’s Ball will change a little; it will take place on Friday, October 10th 2003 at the “Bella Gorri” restaurant in Bidart, in a convivial environment, in order to create a warmer and friendlier atmosphere.
The price of the dinner has been reduced by 50% in order to enable all the EuroSIMA brands to come to this exceptional night.
It amounts now to 100 euros per person or 1000 euros per table (10 seats).

Programme

6.30 pm Cocktail / Silent Auction

7.30 pm Honouree Awards

8.30 pm Dinner

This year´s Waterman´s Ball Gala Dinner will honor, the legendary surfer Tom CURREN for his career, as Eurosima Waterman of the Year. In addition, a special Eurosima Achievement Award will be presented to the big-wave surfing team called the "Belharra Boys" for their past Winter outstanding achievement on the Belharra wave in the south-west of France.

How can one help ?

Your company can make a difference in preserving and protecting our environment by reserving a table and participating at the silent auction.

Silent Auction

The silent auction serves as the primary fundraiser for EuroSIMA Environmental Fund.
You can help us by giving EuroSIMA special items that will be auctioned.

How are donations used ?

The 2003 Waterman´s Ball gala dinner and fund raiser will donate all proceeds to environmental groups seeking to protect oceans, beaches and mountains.

For the year 2004, EuroSIMA has decided to support the Surfrider Foundation Europe itinerant project called "Vagues et Littoral" directed by Pierre Nouqueret. The aim of this project is to educate and make the public and children aware of the coastal areas protection. This 5-years project will be presented in 10 different Aquitaine cities the first year, and then all around the French territory.

Other projects will be supported by the association; environmental groups and organisations wishing to receive funding from EuroSIMA Environmental Fund must submit a grant request form that details the group´s plans and budget of the operation.

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Franck LAPORTE-FAURET

E-mail : francklaporte@eurosima.com

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