Charity surf lesson for less fortunate children

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  1. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    So I've contacted a local foster home about arranging a trip to the beach to have some excited and less fortunate or disabled children take part in a group surf lesson. Aside from a few application obstacles it's on. My next step is getting ten fun boards and probably twenty low grade youth wetsuits. Not a super cheap ordeal but I'm hoping that a kickstarter will help out. Internationally, if not just nationally, there must be enough dollars to be donated to a cause such as this. My reason for sharing on a site like this is not to attract your funds bc im pretty sure you all live in your parents basement (I do), but to collect input about where and how to get my kickstarter out there. I've been off Facebook a bit, but I know there's lots of groups where I could post a link to the kickstarter to get some attention from compassionate people interested in donating to help the event run. Could be other places besides Facebook as well, just looking for ideas. Thanks guys, the kids and I appreciate it
     
  2. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    yo do know this could go down like a wayne thread
     

  3. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    100%, I expect it from 90% of swellers including myself
     
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  4. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Don't involve Wayne.
    Roy might donate some boards..
    Reach out directly to wetsuite companies. It'd be some good press and they can get some likes and shares.
     
  5. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    My buddy Manages r warm winds in Rhode Island. That's a start. Good input I'll reach out
     
  6. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    ring a ding ding! disabled kiddies.....surf gear....trips to the ocean.....and BOOM, the traitorous one comes prancing out of the shadows like a shark cruising fresh meat chum!
     
  7. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    Lol yea thanks Wayne you just blew my cover
     
  8. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    It's 2016, anonymous donating is hip
     
  9. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    Guess I'm curious though Wayne, what do you mean by not letting people know how the kids are less fortunate?
    Also, this is not for Jesus
     
  10. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Hey Patsy22,
    Wayne means not letting anybody know that those kids are less fortunate for having stumbled into the white windowless van of duct tape and doom.
     
  11. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Good on ya 22. Doing for those less fortunate is very noble...especially when absent of an agenda. Where you located?
     
  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    He will soon be located in cell #214, his State Prison.
     
  13. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    There are ways to go about this and I think this is a correct way to start! You are asking for ideas and tips, not money. (hold on, my mom keeps yelling down here in the basement to me! HA) Where are you located? I am sure some of the fellas on here have an old suite they could donate. I think I still have an old spring I could donate. If Roy donates one board, you should sell it! Then you could buy 20 boards, 20 flashbomb suites a brand new windowless bus and a shop!
     
  14. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    Narragansett will be the location of the event, I'm nearby. Yea I'm hoping once I get equipment and have the first event with this group I'll be able to run a smooth operation in events after that will all types of different social work groups. Any donated wetsuites will be priceless and never forgotten. I could get the suits donated from various companies and stores and I will, but a personal donation just means so much more and will inspire the operation more than you could ever imagine. Sorry to get expressive I just love this ****
     
  15. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    I guess my next immediate step is to ask Roy to donate a board, whatdyasay roy? It could all be sponsored or something by you if we get one of those. Rhody is a booming surf scene, full of explorative kooks looking for alternative ways to improve their surfing ;)
     
  16. HaydukeLives!

    HaydukeLives! Well-Known Member

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Do ya think they will teach you how to rinse your wetsuite??? ;)

    All jokes aside, I would visit every shop in the RI area. Most of the owners are pretty cool and I would be surprised if you got nothing from them. Just be prepared for questions, I couldnt see donations being mad without the proper business plan/proof that you are serious.

    Good on ya man, when do you plan on running this event? PM me I have a board or two laying around that could possibly be used
     
  17. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    doubtful...there are still people in the world who are well intended o'barry.
     
  18. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    But there are more State Prosecuters trying to make a name for themselves than "well intended" people!!
    Especially in a corrupt state like RI.
     
  19. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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  20. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    The windowless white van of duct tape & doom,
    is revving its engine,
    as the traitor to us all seeks lust with his spume,
    on a young'un in a dungeon.
     
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