We are so very excited to support Project SOS and Oceana in an effort to conserve our oceans for the many generations to come.
Foothill Ranch, CA (Vocus) April 5, 2009
Chapman Walters Intercoastal Corp., Inc. (CWIC), a leading aquatics licensee for Body Glove and Disney, Canada and owner of proprietary brand Fluid Water Sports, is excited to announce its support and sponsorship of today's 'Project Save Our Surf' Surfathon at Ocean Park Beach and evening celebrity gala at Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, California.
Launched by actress Tanna Frederick and surfer Shaun Tomson, Project Save Our Surf (Project SOS) is an amazing organization that rally’s surfers and non-surfers to get involved in giving back while helping to save our oceans.
"The oceans are our lifeblood," says CWIC Founder and President Cindi Walters. "We are so very excited to support Project SOS and Oceana in an effort to conserve our oceans for the many generations to come."
Celebrities such as Michelle Rodriguez ("Lost"), David Chokachi ("Baywatch"), Rob Machado, and World Champion of International Professional Surfing Peter "P.T." Townend, will raise money by asking fans to sponsor their commitment to surf during a five-hour shift. The Surfathon will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Ocean Park beach in Santa Monica. In addition to watching the celebrities hang-ten, other activities at the event include Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, environmental guest speakers, face painting, team relay races, yoga sessions, free massages, raffle prizes and musical performance by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders.
Following the Surfathon, fans are invited to attend the Project Save Our Surf Celebrity Gala at Shutters on the Beach hosted by Henry Jaglom and Noah Wyle. Of course, the evening will include a celebrity "blue" carpet, cocktails, buffet dinner, a live and silent auction, and a musical performance by legendary surfers, Timmy Curran and Tom Curren. But more importantly, professional surfer Rob Machado will receive the Project Save Our Surf award for his dedication to environmental activism in Southern California. Additionally, Billabong CEO Paul Naudé will also receive the Oceana Sea Friend Award for his outstanding contributions to ocean conservation.
CWIC will be a part of both events by providing event prizes, swim and snorkel gear demonstrations, and prizes on the beach and silent auction packages for the evening gala.
Since 1996, Chapman Walters Intercoastal Corp. (CWIC) has established snorkeling gear as its own specialty category of quality sports equipment in a range of designs to accommodate snorkelers of all ages and abilities. The company, founded in 1997, now has a 65 percent share of the snorkeling market with quality masks, fins, snorkels and accessories under the Body Glove name, as well as a proprietary line of snorkels, swim, and pool and beach toys under the Fluid brand. In 2006, CWIC acquired the Disney license for water sports and toys in Canada. The company is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif. (http://www.destinationwater.com).