Santa Barbara, CA – The Delta Delta Delta chapter at UCSB will host its 6th annual Surf Challenge, on Saturday, November 21, 2009 in conjunction with partnering sponsor Surf Happens and Deckers Outdoor Corporation. This beach day is a great opportunity for the campus to join the community in fundraising efforts to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The main event will be an all ages Surfing Competition presented by Surf Happens for the sixth straight year, and the introduction of hour long, learn to surf clinics. There will also be a slip n’slide, raffle prizes, a relay, tug o’war, and carnival-like activities. Entry forms may be downloaded from surfhappens.com, or found at area surf shops and hot spots.
The competition will take place from 8am to 4pm at Campus Point, UCSB, with beach entries being taken on a limited basis beginning at 7:30am. The learn-to-surf clinics and other beach activities will be running from 10:00am-4:00pm. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. During the day, attendees can sign up for these events, space allowing: surf competition, surf lessons, sand castle building contest, relay, raffle, and more!
To enter the surf competition or hour long surf lesson, there will be a $35 registration fee. Brand new Quiksilver & Roxy wetsuits and INT softboards are provided for lesson participants; the sand castle contest will be $10 per team; and raffle tickets will vary. Participants are not only raising money for a great cause, but they also receive more than their entry fee worth of goodies just for entering. Supporting Tri Delta in their 2009 fundraising efforts are presenting sponsors Surf Happens.
Tri Delta has been partnered with St. Jude since 1999. Since then, Tri Delta members have raised more than $8.7 million for St. Jude. The chapter members participated in a letter-writing campaign to ask for donations from family and friends.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. For more information, please call 1-800-822-6344 or visit www.stjude.org.