Waves for Development hosts fundraiser to aid locals
Surf Nonprofit Hosts Annual Fundraising Pool Party in Brooklyn on September
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 September, 2012 : - - On Sept 12th, 2012, surf nonprofit WAVES for Development (WAVES) is hosting its fourth annual fundraising pool party in New York City. Join philanthropists, environmentalists and surfers at King & Grove (160 N 12th St) for an evening of refreshing fun. Fantastic prizes will be raffled off from generous sponsors, including: a grand prize weekend surf trip to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica from Mongrel Surf, w/ flights from JetBlue; a hand painted GSI surfboard by Joe Hodnicki; gear from Sundown Surf, Quiksilver Foundation and Hive Lip Balm; original art Ryan Struck and Bramasole Photography; yearlong membership to the Rockaway Surf Club; two day stay at the Rancho Esperanza in Nicaragua; apparel from Patagonia, Sundippers, Soultree, Ohlas, York Surf, Sealove Swimwear, KORE and Calavera Swimwear!
Those who purchase a VIP ticket will receive a deluxe gift bag that includes a personal yoga lesson, a short film about photography and volunteering in Peru, as well as items and coupons from Bodhi Handmade Soap, Hive Lip Balm, Sundippers, WAX Magazine, Calavera Swimwear and KIND snacks.
All proceeds benefit WAVES’ Surf Voluntourism and Educational Surf programs in Peru and its Earthbag building project to house the Community Surf Centre in Lobitos, Peru. WAVES was created to link passion with purpose; it aims to bridge the educational and economic gap between seemingly wealthy surfers and members of rural coastal communities, especially youth. In the past year, staff and volunteers have enriched the lives over 200 residents in Lobitos, Peru, through the education and surf voluntourism programs. The organization hopes to reach many more in the coming year, and more help is needed to complete phase two of the building project!
Regular admission ($40 presale, $50 door) includes the pool party, a raffle ticket and open champagne bar from 7-8. VIP tickets are $125 and include the same plus an additional raffle ticket and the gift bag. Refreshments provided compliments of Mash, Dana’s Bakery, Ovenly and KIND snacks.
Author: Dave Aabo
Tags: Benefits, New York City, Waves For Development