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2011 Kick4Humanity

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We are stoked to announce the 2nd Annual Kick4Humanity Soccer Tournament, which is only 2 months away, will be held in San Juan Capistrano on May 21st, 2011! This event will bring the surfing indusrty together to raise money for SurfAid, while having fun. 4 teams have already signed on for this year’s event!

Manhattan Beach, Ca – (March, 2011)
– We’re back…The 2nd Annual Kick4Humanity soccer tournament will be held at San Juan Capistrano Sports Complex on Saturday, May 21, 2011. This charity event brings the surf industry together to battle it out on the soccer field in support of a great cause – SurfAid International. It’s an awesome opportunity for people from the surf industry to get together, spend a fun day in the sun and raise much needed funds for SurfAid International.

Last year’s tournament featured teams such as RVCA, Jedidiah, Endemic, Volcom, Firewire Surfboards, SurfShot, SURFER Magazine, Transworld Business, So Cal SK8 & Surf and Laguna Surf & Sport, & Primo.

“We are excited to have the support of the surf community at our Kick4Humanity event again in 2011. Each team represents supporters who are essential to achieving our humanitarian work in the Mentawai Islands.” – Randal Schober, Executive Director, SurfAid International USA.

“As part of our annual community program we wanted surf companies to involve their employees in a worthy cause, while having fun. We wanted to put on an event that raised funds and awareness for SurfAid International in a fun way. We are very excited for this year’s tournament!” – Monica Staniec, VP of Marketing, iMa

We want to give a special thanks to the supporters and sponsors that have come on board already for this year: H2O Audio, Toms Shoes, PopChips, Barefoot Wines, Seshday.com, Sex Wax, Function Drinks and La Casa Del Camino Hotel.

Kick4Humanity will sell out, so don’t miss you chance to participate, sponsor, donate or volunteer. Learn more at www.doit4humanity.org/kick and register here!

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1st Annual Kick4Humanity was a success

This past Saturday iMa & SurfAid put on the 1st Annual SurfAid International Kick4Humanity soccer tournament, a charity event where the surf industry came together to battle it out on the soccer field. The event was an awesome opportunity for people from the surf industry to interact, spend a fun day in the sun and most importantly raise funds for charity. A total of $4,300 was raised for SurfAid in Kick4Humanity’s inaugural year.

The Surfshot team edged out Laguna Surf & Sport 2-0 in the final, becoming this year’s champion. Firewire Surfboards finished in 3rd place to round out the top three. RVCA was our top fundraising team and won the best spirit award, while the best effort award went to SurfAid’s own Javier Guerrero.

“It means a lot for SurfAid International to see such amazing support from the action sport community at an event like Kick4Humanity. SurfAid’s programs are designed around communities coming together to increase their health and well-being and bring positive change. Although very far from the SurfAid’s programs held in isolated areas off the coast of western Sumatra in Indonesia, and in support of what happened on Saturday in San Juan Capistrano for as people gathered to support a great cause through the joy of soccer.” – Javier Guerrero, Director, SurfAid International USA

“As part of our annual community program we wanted surf companies to involve their employees in a worthy cause, while having fun. The 1st annual Kick4Humanity tournament proved to be a successful and fun way to raise funds for SurfAid and we hope to see more teams involved next year”. – Monica Staniec, VP of Marketing, iMa

This event could not have happened without the support of the surf industry & the teams that participated. Teams that battled it out this year were RVCA, Surfshot, Surfer Mag, Jedidiah, SurfAid, Firewire Surfboards, Volcom, Laguna Surf and Sport, Soc Cal Skate & Surf, Transworld Biz, & Endemic. Hope to see you all again next year!

We also want to give a special thanks to all our supporters and sponsors: GoPro, New Era, EarthPack, Bo Bridges, Guayaki, Optimal Nutrition, Primo Beer, Sambazon, Pull-In, PopChips, Archie’s Ice Cream, FUEL TV, Shaka Laka, Hint Water, Sex Wax, Function Drinks, Barefoot, C-Siren Spa, La Casa Camino Hotel, The Roof Top Bar, Reef, & Togo Beach.

Results:
1st Place: Surfshot
Prize: Go Pro Camera, Barefoot Champagne & Primo Beer

2nd Place: Laguna Surf and Sport
Prize: LA Galaxy Tickets, Barefoot Champagne & Primo Beer

3rd Place: Firewire Surfboards
Prize: Pull-In Underwear, Barefoot Champagne & Primo Beer

Most Raised Funds & Best Spirit Awards
: RVCA
Prize: Painting by Bo Bridges

Best Effort: Javier Guerrero from SurfAid International
Prize: C-Siren Spa Certificate & Guayaki energy shots

About SurfAid International:
The mission of SurfAid International, a non-profit humanitarian organization, is to improve the health, well-being and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.

SurfAid’s Kick4Humanity Tournament – 1/23/10

iMa is putting on the much-anticipated SurfAid International Kick4Humnaity Soccer Tournament in San Clemente on January 23rd, 2010. Brands involved in the surfing industry will battle it out at San Gorgonio Park to help raise funds for SurfAid. It’s going to be a day filled with food, drinks, prizes and good times.

This Year’s Tournament will feature teams such as SurfAid, Jedidiah, RVCA, Endemic, Volcom, Firewire Surfboards, L*SPACE, Surfshot, Chas Surfboards, Transworld Biz, So Cal SK8 & Surf, Laguna Surf & Sport & more to come. If you would like to become part of the “family” and make a donation, we have a page set up that gives you an easy access to donate to your favorite team and help SurfAid International help people in need.

Click HERE to make a donation.

We like to thank all of our supporters, donors and companies that have made this event happen.

I also like to give a special thanks to the members of WIAS, who have volunteered their time to help out with the tournament.

Don’t hesitate to come by and check out the tournament! To keep the festivities going, please join us at the OC Tavern after the event.

For more information on the Kick4Humanity Tournament, please contact: Monica@imaginemarketingagency.com

Design For Good – Get Creative for African Orphans

Common Threadz a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has partnered with Action Profiles to create the Design For Good campaign to benefit orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa. Action Profiles will be hosting a design contest with its action sports community to create a new shirt design for Common Threadz’s line of stylish, eco-friendly apparel. The theme of the contest is “hope”. Common Threadz will sell the winning designs, with 100% of funds raised going to the orphans; no funds will be diverted for administration.

“Common Threadz is one of those rare non-profits that is extremely effective in their mission while staying relevant to youth culture,” explains AP Co-Owner Jesse DenHerder. “Action sports athletes are creative by nature and ActionProfiles is a perfect venue to harness it.” Zac Folk, founder of CommonThreadz added, “It’s great to be working with Action Profiles on this project and to witness how the nonprofit and private sector can work together in a win-win fashion. We’re excited to see the designs and hope to make this an annual contest.” AP has also put together an elite team of judges who will be announcing the winning design including:

Monica Staniec – Board member of WIAS (Women in Action Sports) and VP of Marketing at iMa, a marketing and PR agency that targets the actions sports, art, music and fashion markets. Monica is also an active Snowboarder and enjoys surfing.

Luiz Calado – Photographer, writer and award winning editor, Luiz’s work has been published in many US and Brazilian publications including Thrasher, Tribo, SKT, Veja, and Yeah! Magazine. With degrees in Communications and Photojournalism, Luiz blends insight and ingenuity in his reporting, while remaining true to his skateboarding roots.

Wendy Burkman – Co-Founder/producer of the Wanda Show and media personality for ActionProfiles.com. Wendy is also a talented singer/songwriter and model.

The Design For Good T-shirt design competition kicks off on Nov. 1st. Submissions are welcome from November through December 23, 2009 and we encourage artists from all over the world to submit their entries. The winner will receive national exposure as an artist/humanitarian, and a generous prize package from our sponsors, including watches, headphones, apparel and much more. Presentations to the winner and commercialization of the T-shirt designs will take place in January. For more info go to: http://www.actionprofiles.com/designforgood or http://www.commonthreadz.org

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About Common Threadz:
Common Threadz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is working to build and fund sustainable projects that help save orphans and vulnerable children living in extreme poverty in Africa and other developing nations. They employ a holistic approach to their programs that aid the children and their caretakers, with an emphasis on education as the building block for sustainable change and the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

About Action Profiles:
ActionProfiles.com is a leading online Action Sports network for riders, quality brands, and worthy causes. Communities include Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Mountain Biking, BMX, Motorcross, Skiing, Kiteboarding, as well as a new Filmer and Photographer network. AP merges cutting edge social media with on site event marketing to create an environment that effectively engages both consumer and brand. AP is owned and operated by riders with award winning talent and proven business chops.

Jesse Den Herder
Co-Owner | CCO
PH: +1 231.590.3583
FX: +1 928.441.3583
jesse@actionprofiles.com
http://www.ActionProfiles.com