Pottz, MR, Tommy Carroll help SurfAid
World surfing champions join with the corporate world to raise funds for charity
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 March, 2013 : - - ASP world surfing champions Mark Richards, Damien Hardman, Tom Carroll and Martin Potter will mix it with the Australian corporate world at the SurfStitch SurfAid Ball in The Star Event Centre Sydney this Friday night 15 March in what promises to be an epic evening. The event, to raise funds for humanitarian organisation SurfAid, has sold out with 570 guests.
In a highlight of the evening, two-time world champion Tom Carroll and big wave legend Ross Clarke-Jones will treat guests with a behind-the-scenes account of their critically acclaimed Storm Surfers 3D film. SurfAid Founder Dr Dave Jenkins and Country Director Anne Wuijts will deliver an update on SurfAid’s field programs in the islands off Sumatra, Indonesia. SurfAid was founded in January 2000.
Internationally regarded as one of Australia’s best singer/songwriters, Mark Seymour (formerly of Hunters & Collectors) will join with friends to play a three-piece acoustic set. Damien Lovelock (of Celibate Rifles fame) has pulled together a hard-rocking band to do a tribute to the Rolling Stones.
Actor/author/television personality Andrew Daddo and surfing journalist/author Sean Doherty will be MCs for the evening.
SurfAid Australia board member Charlie Lanchester, the Deputy Head of Aus Equities at Perpetual, said it was fantastic to have SurfStitch as the main sponsor of the SurfAid Ball this year. “As Australia's leading online retailer in the board sports industry, it is great to see them giving something back to this worthy cause,” Lanchester said.
“It will be a fun night of music, stories and fundraising. Not only will we have the dynamic duo of Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll scaring us with big wave stories, but we will also be listening to Mark Seymour on the big stage at The Star Event Centre. More importantly, it will be a privilege to hear Dr Dave and Anne Wuijts talk about SurfAid and the work that is happening right now in the field.”
There will be live and silent auctions featuring some rare and exclusive items and experiences. The newly opened Star Event Centre boasts breathtaking views across Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, and is impressively positioned on the rooftop of The Star in Pyrmont, Sydney.
Author: Kirk Wilcox
Tags: Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Margaret River