C4 Waterman, in collaboration with Boardworks and Shot Energy Drink, hosted a demo day at Cardiff Reef on November 27 and had some of their products available for raffle. All proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
The event was organized by Ted Rutherford, along with Phillip Rainey, Robbie Ellingson, Rick Thomas, and Andy Fisher.
“There was a very large crowd for a weekday event (it was a Tuesday),” said Ted. “At anyone time we had between eight to 13 stand up paddle surfers out, including surf stars Rob Machado and Rick Thomas.”
Raffle prizes include a C4 2-piece Carbon Standup Paddle, C4 T-shirts, C4 Paddle grips, and The Tom English DVD: “Sport of Kings”. More than $240 was donated to WWP.
C4 plans and Boardworks plan to hold more demo days in the future to support worthwhile causes.
Kudos to C4 Waterman and Boardworks for spearheading this community-veered initiative!
About Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to raise public awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members to aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
One night while watching the evening news, veterans and brothers were moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They realized that something needed to be done for these brave individuals beyond the brass bands and ticker tape parades. They wanted to provide tangible support for the severely wounded to help them on the road to heal both physically and mentally. What they viewed as a small contribution compared with what the warriors had sacrificed, is now WWP’s signature program; WWP backpacks delivered bedside to wounded warriors.
Photos courtesy of Ben Steward of SeaBase