San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
The San Diego Boys to Men Mentoring Network, a local charitable organization whose mission is to help young boys and young men turn their lives in the proper direction with the help of successful adult male mentors, hereby announces that the group will be holding its 3rd Annual 100 Wave Challenge on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The event will be held on Mission Beach just south of the Belmont Park roller coaster, at 3190 Mission Boulevard, San Diego 92109.
Over the past 16 years there have been many people who have been involved and helped to support the mission of the Boys to Men Mentoring Network, and one prominent figure who has been donating time and other forms of support to the program is Shaun Phillips, a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. Mr. Phillips has spent time playing football with the youths who are part of this program and has offered his own advice and perspective on living a positive life.
Calling All San Diego Surfers!
The 3rd Annual 100 Wave Challenge is looking for surfers who sign up for the event to catch 100 waves over the course of 12 hours. The surfers will raise at least $1,000 each for their efforts by soliciting donations from friends, family, colleagues and themselves. The first event was held two years ago and raised over $70,000. The second event, held last year, had more than 80 surfers participate and raise $104,000. This year's goal is to recruit 150 San Diego surfers and raise $150,000.00
The funds that are raised will be put towards the many programs that the Boys to Men Mentoring Network promotes and advances for the benefit of underprivileged teenage boys who need mentoring. Boys to Men has site based mentoring programs at four schools and six other locations throughout San Diego County, serving over 400 boys this year.
If you would like to participate as a surfer, or Surf Angel (you don't have to be a surfer to participate) go to http://www.100wave.org to find out how you can help.
About the San Diego Boys to Men Mentoring Network
The San Diego Boys to Men Mentoring Network was formed in 1996 and is a charitable organization that seeks out and trains successful adult males to serve as mentors for teenage boys. 75% of the young men in the program are considered to be at risk or have no father figure, but many come from average, every-day homes. The goal of Boys To Men is to listen, encourage and empower boys to become accountable men. To date, more than 5,300 boys have participated in the program and boys between the ages of 13 and 17 are eligible for mentoring. For More information about Boys to Men go to http://www.boystomen.org