Monthly Archives: November 2011

Holiday Surfboards for Healing

Holiday Surfboards for Healing

More Holiday gift-giving ideas…..this year, why not shun the malls, go to the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna, and get that surfer in your life an amazing board to benefit Surfers Healing?

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Fourth Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction runs through December 31 with proceeds going to Surfers Healing in order to support children with Autism.

 

The Holiday Surfboard Auction is part of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Community Footprints program. Community Footprints was created to encourage leadership in volunteerism, fundraising, product donations and mentoring programs at a local level.

Boards up for bids include those from: Greg Noll, Anthony Kiedis, Robb Havassy, Sage Vaughn, Steve Wan, Tim Armstrong, Wyland , NCIS, Donavon Frankenreiter, Dustin Barca, Elizabeth Laul Healey, GMac, Wingnut, Greg Long, Hurley, Joe Aaron, Joel Parkinson, PT, Makua Rothman, Andy Irons, Skip Fry, Sons of Anarchy, and Ke11y Slater.

BID HERE

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Gwapa for Good

Gwapa for Good

The most commonly asked question this time of year has started making the rounds: ‘What would you like for Christmas?’ My standard answer, nothing. I need for nothing. But there are plenty who really do NEED ‘stuff’ and that is why Athlebrities is counting down the days until the end of the year with some gift-giving ideas that will make life-not just the holidays-easier for those who ‘need.’

My first idea? Rather than spending ten-bucks on two coffees at Starbucks, how about donating that ten spot to help fund a feature length documentary that spreads awareness of cleft-issues in poor and developing countries?

This week, GWAPA ‘Beautiful’ a short documentary by Thirsty Girl Films, launched a fundraising campaign to finance what started out as a short-film and has since spiraled into a feature length film pending our help. The film follows a poor Filipino family’s amazing journey to help their three kids with facial deformities.

Gwapa (Beautiful) Teaser from Meg Pinsonneault on Vimeo.

Why Donate To This Project?

Supporting this film is a reflection of the willingness to promote and encourage the awareness of cleft issues in poor and developing countries. It is a direct contribution to helping families in need and spreading the word about the importance of free surgical missions like Faces of Tomorrow. This is a collaboration to create a unique, dramatic, educational, and revealing story about two remarkable Filipino families and how their struggles are indicative of the amazing Filipino culture as a whole. Ultimately, this is a chance to get involved with a very special project that will document and create a historic record dedicated to bringing this incredible journey to life for generations to come.

Directed and edited by Meg Pinsonneault. Produced by Carlos Espinoza, Lindsey Rowe, and Meg Pinsonneault. Videography by Sabina Padilla and Meg Pinsonneault. Please visit the official website for more information: www.gwapafilm.com

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delinda@athlebrities.com