BETHANY HAMILTON FUNDRAISER

posted by / News / November 19, 2003

RIP CURL AND THE NORTH SHORE LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION TO HOST WAIMEA FALLS FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF BETHANY HAMILTON ON NOVEMBER 29

Rip Curl and the Hawaii North Shore Lifeguard Association have today announced there will be another major joint fundraiser in support of Bethany Hamilton on November 29 at Waimea Falls park.

With the attention of the surfing world on Hawaii’s North Shore during the Rip Curl Cup as part of the {{{Vans}}} Triple Crown of Surfing, the benefit is destined to attract vast interest with more than 1000 people expected.

The Action {{{Sports}}} Group – SG, SURFER, and SURFING magazines, and Fosters are supporting partners for the night.

Following the success of the recent Kauai Benefit Night last weekend in aid of Bethany, Oahu residents and the North Shore surfing community will have the opportunity to show joint support for the North Shore Lifeguards and the “Friends of Bethany Hamilton” on the same night.

“Rip Curl is proud to be spearheading such an important fundraising effort on the North Shore this winter for Bethany and the Lifeguards, and we’re anticipating a massive turnout”, said Adam Sharp, Marketing Director for Rip Curl.

“Pat Kelly and his team at the Lifeguard Association do an amazing job year after year, so it’s great for everyone to appreciate their invaluable service,” Sharp added. .

“This fundraising event means a lot to SG magazine. Bethany is an important member of the women’s surf community and we at SG Magazine want to help her and her family in any way we can. We hope this event will not only bring them the resources and support they need, but also show how much we care about Bethany”, said Robyn Lass, editor of SG magazine.

The night will have an action packed agenda with live music, videos, a Rip Curl fashion show and a silent auction being the main drawcards. .

The silent auction has attracted fantastic industry support from Hawaii and the US mainland so far.

World renowned photographers Larry ‘Flame’ Moore and Art Brewer have each donated legendary framed images from their personal collections, while famed photogs Sean Davey and Jim Russi has also donated several icon framed photographs

SURFER magazine will auction off an LA Lakers VIP package of 12 tickets for the Lakers January 17 game at the Staples Center in LA. The package will include VIP car parking for two people, and VIP hospitality, food and drinks for 12 people in the SKYBOX on it’s own private floor.

Signed surfboards from many of the World’s Top 45 surfers will also be on hand for auction.

Fosters beer will also have an integral role to play with cold beer freely flowing on tap all night.

“Fosters in Hawaii is very pleased to be supporting such a positive event with the Hawaiian surfing community. We look forward to a huge turnout”, said Sommer Meyer, Distributor Sales for Miller Brewing Hawaii.

“Foster’s involvement in the two WQS events in Hawaii is a part of Foster’s International’s larger role on the WCT tour as the “Official Beer of Pro Surf.” In America, Foster’s commitment to surfing extends to their sponsorship of the WQS Foster’s Pro Surfing Tour”, Meyer added.

The Fundraiser at Waimea Falls will run from 7pm – midnight, Saturday November 29.

Tickets are open to the public, $8 in advance, $10 on the door. Tickets available from Surf and Sea, Kammies Market, and Backpackers.

About Foster’s
“Australian for beer” was first brewed in Melbourne, Victoria in 1888. Sold in more than 150 countries worldwide, Foster’s beer exports the Aussie enjoyment for life around the world. Foster’s Lager, Australia’s most successful beer brand, is also one of the fastest growing beers in the world, with total international volume increasing more than 60 percent during the last five years. Foster’s is imported by {{{Century}}} Importers, Reston Virginia and distributed by Miller Brewing Company in the USA.

For further media information, contact >>

Adam Sharp, {{{760}}} 9179117, asharp@ripcurl.com

Scott Banuelos, 760 8891867, sbanuelos@ripcurl.com

For further event information, contact Pat Kelly (North Shore Lifeguard Association), kellyp006@hawaii.rr.com

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