Ritz Carlton signs on for the $100,000 Freedom Surf Series by Vans
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Ritz-Carlton Joins the Surf Ride $100,000 Freedom Surf Series by Vans in Supporting Military Kids afterschool Surf Programs
January 13, 2010 – San Diego CA
The Ritz-Carlton has signed on as the exclusive Resort Sponsor of the quickly approaching Surf Ride $100,000 Freedom California Surf Series- which kicks off Saturday, January 23rd at Seaside Reef. Their generous support has been earmarked for the Camp Pendleton Kids (CPK) afterschool surf programs administered on the military base at the famous Trestles surfing area.
“The military kids have always had a wonderful place to enjoy the surf with the Church surfing beach being part of the actual military base, but without ocean safety instruction it has proven to be a daunting undertaking. Thanks to The Ritz-Carlton and the support of all our sponsors, we have been able to provide a program through that offers professional afterschool surf instruction, thus allowing these children to acclimate into the ocean in a safe and exciting manner.” Chris Williams Freedom Series Event Director.
Todd Stanley of Vans added his take on the programs saying: “Vans is proud to get involved with Surf Ride on the Freedom series. The benefits to both the local athletes as well as the military families make this series a win for all involved.”
The Freedom Surf Series kicks off Saturday, January 23rd at Seaside Reef, Encinitas and Registration is now Open for both the Pro-Am and Family Divisions.
Event Highlights include:
- $5,000 for the first place Pro Division winner, $1,700 for second, with cash prizes for competitors through 6th place.
- $5,000 for Family Division winners- in Surf Ride store credit
- Huge welcome Packs for all event participants- by Dakine, Vans and Dragon Optics
- Free Family BBQ compliments of Vans
- Ritz-Carlton Resort “2-day Stay” raffles to support CPK Surf Club
Check out: Freedom.Surfride.com for more Registration and Freedom contest details.
About The Ritz-Carlton
At The Ritz-Carlton, we have built a legacy of extraordinary service. This tradition extends into our social and environmental responsibility program, Community Footprints, and inspires us to positively impact the lives of others. Our first mission statement, created in 1983, committed that “The Ritz-Carlton Hotels will be known as positive, supportive members of their community and will be sensitive to the environment.” These principles have guided us well over the past 26 years, enabling us to make a meaningful difference in the communities around the world in which our Ritz-Carlton properties are located.