SurfAid Cup Manly
Corporate teams will raise funds for SurfAid projects in Indonesia
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 September, 2017 - Tom Carroll and Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo, SurfAid Ambassadors, and former World Surfing Champions, will surf in the SurfAid Cup Manly presented by Beecraft, on Friday 22 September, alongside Tom Carroll’s brother and famed surf journalist, Nick Carroll, Toby Martin, Maz Quinn, Chris Friend, Richie Lovett, Beau Mitchell, Gerard McCallum, and heaps of other shredders.
Twenty-five mostly corporate teams, aiming to raise at least $5,000 per team, have entered this year’s event. In the order of fundraising, teams will select a surfer/legend to join their team of four surfers. The event has already raised over $120,000 for clean water & sanitation, basic healthcare, and improved nutrition.
Sydney companies competing in the event include: Inloop Macquarie, Wilson Parking, Asquire Property, Altius Group, Global Surf Industries, BlackRock, Salesforce, Perpetual, Citibank, WPP Ikon & Switched On Media, Aquabumps, Beecraft, BWM Dentsu, Allan Hall, Australian Lawyers Surfing Association, The Perfect Wave, Shaw Brothers & Co and defending champions, The Paddlers. A groms team from Waverley College and an all-girls team from Bondi will diversify the lineup.
SurfAid CEO, Andrew Judge says, “SurfAid embodies the positive values inherent in surfing, namely individualism, courage, dynamism, and adaptability, and seeks to harness these attributes in implementing projects with measurable results. This event enables SurfAid to give communities ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ so they can improve their own lives”.
Company executives who will pull on a rashie include Charles Lanchester, Stuart Dunn, & Jason Collins (BlackRock), Scott Somerville (Allan Hall Business Advisors), James Sawyer (Ikon Communications), Jamie Mackay (BWM Dentsu) Glen Butler (Macquarie), James Arnold (Citi), Jamie Gray (The Perfect Wave), Craig Smith (Wilson Parking), Eugene Tan (Aquabumps) and Paul Borrud (former Facebook) among many others.
The SurfAid Cup Manly presented by Beecraft will run from 8:00am - 4:30pm at Queenscliff Beach in Manly on Friday 22 September (entry is free for spectators).