Waves for Water’s mission helps troubled area
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 May, 2015 - The Clean Mexi-Agua Fundraiser helped Becky Mendoza (Action Sports Law Group) and Sam Bennett (GoPro) raise funds for water filters and related items in order to provide access to clean water to those in need in the coastal areas of Jalisco, Mexico. In partnering with Waves for Water, the team hopes to ultimately impact 10,000 people in the region, with each single filter having the capacity to provide clean water for up to 100 people for 5 years.
Waves for Water’s mission is to bring clean water to every single person who needs it, using the Clean Water Courier program to encourage individuals to “do what you love, and help along the way.” The fundraiser took place at Nakoa Fitness in Carlsbad, California on Tuesday April 28th and brought approximately 250 guests together from the action sports world and local communities of Encinitas, Leucadia, Carslbad, Cardiff and Oceanside.
Heavy hitters from the industry were in attendance, but more impressive were the prize packages donated for the event’s raffle. Over $6,000 dollars were raised through a Polaris eBike auction and through an impressive raffle that included items like a Tomo/Firewire Surfboard, GoPro cameras, a SoloShot 2 and many more. The event featured amazing food provided by Fish 101 Restaurant, a Polaris eBikes demo station, access to the Transworld Skate park, a photo booth from Oh Snap, and was MC-ed by Justin Cote and music provided by Daren Crawford.
The event exceeded the Clean Water Couriers expectations. “I am completely humbled by the outpouring of support we received from our local community and the action sports community as a whole and am honored to be among such a supportive group. I want to thank every single person and company that donated product to our cause, as well as every person who attended or contributed in any way.
You are the reason we are able to make the impact we are about to make, it is you who are providing the clean water, we are just vehicles” said Becky Mendoza, of Action Sports Law Group. Project Clean Mexi-Agua hits the ground in Jalisco, Mexico on May 10, 2015, to the coastal communities south of Puerto Vallarta, for their first trip to the region.
Their immediate goals are to distribute the filters, however the Clean Water Couriers will also be gathering crucial information on surrounding needs in order to build scalable efforts in the area moving forward.
Special thanks to all of the donors, which included: Nakoa Fitness, Fish 101, Left Coast Brewery, Copa Fina Wine Imports, Boyd & Blair Vodka, Red Bull, Polaris eBikes, GoPro, Firewire Surfboards, Tomo Surfboards, Hydroflex Surfboards, Hydroflex Skateboards, Sector 9, Soloshot, Trace, Taylormade, Reef, RVCA, Vans Raen, SuperBrand, Matuse Wetsuits, Spy Optics, Surfline, Stance Socks, Fox Racing, Hurley, Nixon, FCS, Creatures of Leisure, MRM Protein, Lululemon, Sticky Bumps, Depactus, The People’s Movement, Shaper Studios, Bergamot Spa, Chris Miller, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Union Kitchen, Dirty Dogs, California Fruit Wines, Veedercrest Wines, SD Electric Bikes, Oh Snap.