07/03/2012 - 10:52

Hitting the surf for charity

07/03/2012 - 10:52

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INTERNATIONAL humanitarian organisation SurfAid and Western Australia’s premier surfing competition, the Telstra Drug Aware Pro, have teamed up to create a corporate challenge aimed at raising funds for the organisation.

The inaugural BlackBerry SurfAid Corporate Cup WA will be held over the same weekend as the Drug Aware Pro.

SurfAid is calling for companies, professionals and industries to enter teams of four surfers, which will then be teamed with a professional, to compete against each other. Teams will aim to raise $10,000 or more for charity. 

Corporate teams of four will be paired with a professional surfer, including former world champions Tom Carroll and Mark Occhilupo, and will each raise at least $10,000 for SurfAid before competing against each other in the water.

SurfAid supporter Tony van Merwyk, a partner with Freehills law firm, said it was wonderful to see SurfAid and Surfing WA coming together to put this event on. 

“The Corporate Cup will remind us how lucky we are and how for some areas where we surf in Indonesia there is a great deal yet to be done to improve people’s quality of life, and in many cases their chances of survival,” he said.

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