SurfAid gets help from MR, Hoy & Pottz
World champions join forces with Newcastle business community for charity SurfAid
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 January, 2013 : - - Former world champion surfers will take on Newcastle’s business community in the Lawler SurfAid Cup as part of the 2013 Burton Toyota Surfest.
Four-time world champion Mark Richards and 1989 world champion Martin Potter will be pulling on the coloured singlet to help raise money for humanitarian organisation SurfAid.
Presenting sponsor Lawler Financial Services have attracted a whopping 16 teams to the SurfAid Cup, with the top fundraising teams getting to pick a pro-surfer to join their posse of four surfers in a tag-team contest format.
“I am stoked to be part of the first Lawler SurfAid Cup in Newcastle,” Mark Richards said. “I have enormous respect for SurfAid for the amazing work they do in remote villages in the islands off Sumatra, Indonesia - especially their education and prevention programs focusing on malaria, water and sanitation, emergency preparedness, and mother and child health issues. Lawler Financial Services are to be congratulated for their contribution to this important fundraising and community event,” Richards said.
Martin “Pottz” Potter said he was also very excited about the Lawler SurfAid Cup. “My team had a disappointing show at the SurfAid Cup in Sydney last November, so I’m looking to redeem myself in this event,” Potter said.
“I’m super stoked to be rubbing shoulders with one of my heroes, Mark Richards, and one of my best friends, Matt Hoy, is also competing. I hope we get some good waves so the boys can show their stuff.”
The 16 fundraising teams that will compete are: City of Newcastle Boardriders, Hunter Readymixed Concrete, Beilby Consulting, BT Financial Group, Bennelong Funds Management, People Fusion, nib health funds, Team Maccas, Team Michilis, Team Mullane, Lawler Financial Services, Lawler Partners, Team Perpetual, Coffey Projects, Bilbie Dan Solicitors and Sanbah Surf.
Chris Davis, the head of wealth protection at Lawler Financial Services, said they were very proud to sponsor the SurfAid Cup in Newcastle. “A lot of our clients are keen surfers who are in senior management or are successful business owners. "We see this as a great opportunity to link the two together and raise some money for the great cause of SurfAid,” Mr Davis said. “The boys from the Hunter Business Boardriders, who have brought this event to Newcastle, are frothing and can’t wait for the day.”
The Lawler SurfAid Cup will run from 9am - 5pm at Dixon Park on Friday 22 February. With Lawler Financial Services as presenting sponsor, supporting sponsors are: Surfest, Sanbah, Beach Hotel, Subway, Coastalwatch and Surfing World.
You can support the teams here
Author: Paul Scott
Tags: Mark Richards, Martin Potter, Burton Toyota