Paying it forward…

Every year the Santa Barbara Triathlon partners with event participants, volunteers and sponsors to raise awareness and money for a local non-profit organization.

This year, the presenting sponsor Village Properties, continued to show their dedication to improving community education by creating a fund raising opportunity to support two remarkable local organizations working to ensure that children have the supplies and support they need to thrive academically:

The Teacher’s Fund is a non-profit organization established in 2002 to assist local teachers with the purchase of critical educational materials frequently missing from classrooms. The Computers for Families Project provides students from low-income families with refurbished computers, Internet access and subsequent computer-skills training.

Incentive fund raising packages were offered, including a Naish standup paddle board, paddle, and lesson to participating athletes who raised the most money…

Here is a pic of winner, Tara Haaland-Ford, with her new 10’6″ Naish standup paddleboard and paddle…

We’re stoked for Tara…serendipitously, it turns out that her husband, Santa Barbara County fireman John Ford, is a standup wave ripper…no doubt their two children will be following in mom and dad’s footsteps soon…

Special thanks to Thomas Dabney, John McGowan, & Chris Salvetti of Village Properties for their generous donation of time and money to make this year’s fund raising efforts a success…

There will be another opportunity to win a 10’6″ Naish standup paddleboard, and a paddle, at the 4th Annual Heal The Ocean benefit dinner…

Jack Johnson played a benefit concert for HTO last night at UCSB…

Jack Johnson’s new charity, Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, will match every dollar donated at the concert or online to All At Once non-profit partners up to US$2,500 or foreign equivalent per group.

WARDOGPaying it forward…

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