“ -Surf-AID International Fundraiser ” - -HAPPY Mag- Mar.05
Highlights were autographed boards by World Champions Andy Irons and Lisa Anderson. Other items of interest included signed memorabilia by Metalica, Beastie Boys, Arto Sarri and Bam Margera. On the art side, Wolfgang Bloch, Andy Davis, Ryan Hitzel, Bill Ogden and Steven”Sli Dawg” Chew pulled in solid bids, while Dan Merkel, Jeff Divine, Tom Servais and Jon Rose generated the same with their photographs. Many companies and local businesses donated product and gift certificates to the event as well. Tavarua generously donated a week’s stay for one at their island retreat, and Pat O’Connell and Mike Parsons donated a week’s stay at their North Shore bungalow.
DJ Stiso set the ambiance, as the evening began woth a silent auction while the house engaged in friendly bidding wars while sipping cocktails. The crew from SurfAid had their table set up at the entrance of the Brewery to solicit straight donations, sell black Band Together wristbands, and educate the public about the work they do in Indonesia.
“Sli Dawg” whipped up the crowd over the PA to raise bids for this glorious (think Old School) cause, while Nicole and Nikki sold raffel tickets.
After the Auction closed, the raffle was on. All winners recieved giant goodie bags that were well worth the $5 tickets price.
After the good deeds were done, Party Foul pulled out all the old school cover classics by the Police, English Beat, Devo and the Specials- just to name a few- to rock the night away. At Happy press time, donations were still pouring in, with the tally somewhere in the neighborhood of $21K – all of which will be donated to SurfAid International.
Unfortunately there isn’t sufficient room on this page to thank all those who donated items and helped make the event a smashing success, but you know who you are and good karma will be yours-Thanks!