It’s that time again. The off season, but prep time for our charity programs. First order of business is to get India Surf Safari lV all ready. There are many things to do. We collect goods and much needed medical supplies, we ship any needed equipment for the surf camp, we coordinate logistics with Paul Wilkes of Homes of Hope, we coordinate with the needed instructors here.
Today is a Fundraiser, the first one of the year, at Ruby Tuesday in Mayfair. This is a low key fundraiser where folks can come and eat any time throughout the day and we get 20% of the sales. The great part is we can set up a table and get a chance to spread the word on our charity surf program and the many wonderful surf camps and lesson programs for children with medically fragile, special needs, and at-risk youth.
Indo Jax Surf Charity is a charity surf school that operates outreach surf programs world wide. Our main focus is right here in Wilmington NC but our reach is way beyond the Cape Fear Region. We work with many types of special needs children and young adults ranging from orphans in India to Wounded Warriors right here at Camp Lejeune. We work with children with autism, visual impairments, diabetes, and hearing impairments to name some. We also have a program for at risk children through the local Boys and Girls Clubs, and through a local church. We have plans to add a program for cancer survivors and for Burmese refugees in 2013. Our surf program is unique, in that we can work with all sorts of children that come from all sorts of situations. Our instructors and methodology is second to none. Our program is time tested and works to raise the self esteem in the children who participate in it. Our instructors get a ton of training for special situations. Not only does this make us the most effective charity/outreach program, but those same instructors make incredible surf instructors for our surf camps and private surf lessons. That is why our programs in Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, Carolina Beach and Oak Island ar e the most sought after surf programs you’ll find anywhere.
Our first charity event of the season is in April for orphan girls in India. These girls have the most horrific stories you could ever imagine. Our program builds their self esteem and helps them build a positive memory bank. It is one of the most remarkable surf events I have ever heard of. Today’s Ruby Tuesday Fundraiser will help with this program. If you can come on out to the Ruby Tuesday’s in Mayfair and enjoy a delicious meal and raise money for a good cause!