Monthly Archives: August 2013

D. Wright Foundation 3rd Annual Skate Off

Ballers on wheels last weekend as Portland Trail Blazer Dorell Wright  hosted his 3rd annual Skate Off to benefit his D. Wright Foundation.

Dorell Wright
The 9-year NBA veteran was flaked by a slew of other NBA players and celebrity buds including Jordan Crawford of the Boston Celtics, Nick Young of the LA Lakers, JaVale McGee of the Denver Nuggets, Baron Davis and Jeremy Tyler of the New York Knicks, Ekpe Udoh of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons.

The D. Wright Way Foundation also has a partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to graciously bestow $50,000.00 in the naming of the KB3 Scholarship Fund. Continue reading

Surf Industry Raises More Than $400,000 in Donations at the 24th Annual Waterman’s Weekend

Surf Industry Raises More Than $400,000 in Donations at the 24th Annual Waterman’s Weekend

Fernando Aguerre, Brandon Boyd & Incubus, Peter “PT” Townend and Jon Rose Also Honored 

More than 600 surf industry VIPs came together to support the preservation and protection of the ocean at the SIMA Environment Fund Waterman’s Weekend fundraiser August 9-10. The 13th Annual Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament took place at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point on Friday, and the 24th Annual Waterman’s Ball took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel the following night. The sold out events of Waterman’s Weekend brought in more than $400,000 that will go directly to beneficiaries dedicated to preserving the oceanic environment.

“Do what you love and help along the way,” a statement from Special Recognition Award recipient Jon Rose, was an overarching theme of this year’s Waterman’s Weekend as the surf industry gathered to raise money for the SIMA Environmental Fund grant beneficiaries. The weekend kicked off with the Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament, a tournament that brings together more than 150 surf industry executives and professional surfers to enjoy a day of golf, on-course entertainment and friendly competitions on the side all in the name of charity. The first place team coming in with the lowest gross score was the team made up of golfers from Agenda, Wahoo’s and Shwack. The Vans team was deemed the best-dressed foursome in the tournament, and Swell was awarded the title of Best Hole Activity with an on course dunk tank. Continue reading