ANNUAL UCSD CANCER CENTER LUAU & LONGBOARD INVITATIONAL
Institution of Oceanography
** Cancer Research Wins!!
it was lucky number 7 for the surfing team of
Scripps Institution team of Scripps Instititution
of Oceanography (SIO) August 27 at the 7th Annual
UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational.
The SIO team surfing phenom consisted of Sam
Iacobellis, Carsten Kooyman, John Colosi, David
Sandwell and their luck of the draw legend,
Peter Townend or P.T. SIO super slid with styling
cheater 5's, soul arches and walkovers down
the line of the Scripps waves.
WingNut, Pato Gil, and Fernando Aguerre
** & Click Photos
for a great a cause. This event benefits cancer
research to help people diagnosed with cancer
enjoy a better quality of life. This is the
mission of the MENSA scientist laden UCSD Cancer
Center and it's brilliant Director David Tarin.
And in the heart of each guest and sponsor was
to raise big cancer fighting dollars. And they
did so to the $$Tsunami sum of $200,000 plus!
Among the many key players were title sponsor
Ericsson, location host SIO, Qualcomm, Peregrine,
Cooley Godward LLP, TTC, Agouron Pharmaceuticals
(the 2nd place team), Silicon Valley Bank, the
Waitt Family Foundation (the "Can't Waitt" to
beat Cancer Team placed third), SDG&E, Silvergate
Bank, Yahoo! SimpleNet, WP Carey, BD PharMingen,
PropART, Chungai/Gen-Probe, Cymer DPR Construction,
Pacific Interiors, Motorola and "The Last Team."
Other big donors there included Peggy and Peter
Preuss, Lee and Frank Goldberg and stylish Charmaine
Kaplan of Charmaine and Maury Kaplan.
Kaplan deserves extra kudos for serving as my
personal Honorary Surf Coach, I surfed on the
ever awesome Qualcomm team which consisted of
Pat Connor, Doug Jones, Ty Aberle, Grant Chu
and legendary board shaper Bing Copeland. And
a big hand especially goes to Chair Ken Powers
and Co-Chairs Steve Blank and Fred Borrelli.
(Fred's Catering By Design did the awesome luau
feast) for a luau in the true spirit of aloha.
The aloha spirit was there in multitudes as
surf legends joined the fight on cancer. This
year's legends were Bing Copeland, Peter Townend,
Robert August, LJ. Richards, Rabbitt Kekai,
Skip Frye, Ricky Grigg, Y, Donald Takayama,
Henry Ford, Rusty Preisendorfer, Corky Carroll,
Mickey Munoz, Mark Martinson, John Peck, Mike
Doyle, Paul Strauch, Jericho Poppler, David
Nuuhiwa, Sonny Vardeman, Linda Benson, Wingnut
(Mr. Fun of Endless Summer II) and Kemp Aaberg.
Those missed were Bill
Otterson who fought cancer so hard and contributed
so much to the UCSD Cancer Center. Rell Sun,
"The Queen of Makaha" was also there in spirit.
Rell's memorial awrd went this year to cancer
fighter Chuck Gorder for his generosity and
spirit of true aloha. Mahalo Chuck! And Mahaho
to the UCSD Cancer Center for great work!!!
To learn more please ring about UCSD Cancer
Center at 858-822-0022.
& The Surf Savvy School would like to thank
these "surfperlative" people:
SHRED ALERT, Rusty & RUSTY'S BOARDHOUSE
Team, Leah Butler & SMITH'S SUNGLASSES, Jeffe
Fernando Aguerre of REEF BRAZIL, Joel at AMIGAZ
ACCESSORIES, Tom, Lee & Pat of O'Neill WETSUITS,
OXBOW, HAWAIIAN PRO DESIGNS' Donald Takayama,
SURF TECH SOFTBOARDS, WOODY & LA JOLLA EMBROIDERY,
TERRY & OCEAN GIRL, RUDY'S CAFE, SPICE 'N RICE
RESTAURANT, MISS CHINA RESTAURANT,
Miranda Eadie & THE BBC, LA JOLLA BEACH & TENNIS
CLUB, THE SEA LODGE, LA VALENCIA HOTEL, INN
BY THE SEA, the L'AUBERGE DEL MAR RESORT & SPA
THE UCSD CANCER CENTER & its LONGBOARD INVITATIONAL
EVENT organizers, Sam Iacobellis & Jill
Ives of SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY,
Leonard Simpson of FASHION FORWARD, INTERNATIONAL
DESIGNER Zandra Rhodes, Blair Sadler of CHILDREN'S
HOSPITAL, Hugh Davies of the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY
ART, the MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART, LOGHMAN'S
JEWELERS and the awesome LAS PATRONAS LADIES
of the JEWEL BALL.
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