500 underprivileged Aussie kids join group's Surf for Life program
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 January, 2017 - The Surf For Life Project has been developed by Surfing Australia with initial support from the Quiksilver Foundation to enable underprivileged kids from all around Australia to experience the joy of surfing for the very first time.
In November 2012, the Quiksilver Foundation held their annual Awaken the Spirit Art Auction & World Champions Ball, and raised over $80,000 to put more than 500 underprivileged Aussie kids through the Surf for Life program.
Working with a number of charities around Australia, Surfing Australia visited remote communities right across the country and offered local kids the opportunity to try surfing for the first time in their lives.
From Arnhem land in the Northern Territory to Wilcannia in the remote far-west of NSW, underprivileged and disadvantaged kids joined the Weet-Bix SurfGroms program and enjoyed the ride of their lives.