First, happy belated birthday to surfing legend Rob Machado, who celebrated his birthday last month (Tuesday, October 16th). In Machado’s surfing heyday, he was consistently seeded at the top of the rankings as a competitor on the ASP World Tour. With 12 career WCT victories, Machado was ranked among the top ten surfers for eleven straight years and was inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and re-inducted in 2006.
Second, The Rob Machado Foundation, founded by the very same birthday boy, has announced that it will hold its first-ever benefit concert featuring solo acoustic sets from Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik and Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman, as well as a set from Jon Swift joined by Machado.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit The Rob Machado Foundation (RMF), a California based 501c(3) not-for-profit private foundation that Machado founded in 2004 as a way to support environmental programs worldwide. RMF was created to support charities dedicated to environmental programs worldwide.
The foundation’s primary mission is to provide funding and initiate educational programs focused on helping children understand their contribution towards a healthy earth. Two specific programs benefiting from the evening are the local community-recycling program and Hydration Nation, a collaboration between RMF and Hurley’s H20 charity giving program.
When: Monday, November 12, 2012
Where: The Belly-Up, 143 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
Show Begins: 8:00PM PST
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Age Policy: Ages 21 and up
Price: $40/ticket of $60/ticket for reserved seating
A limited number of VIP tickets, priced at $150, will be available via http://tixx1.artistarena.com/robmachadobenefit/ and will include:
- 1 Ticket to the Event
- Access to a Meet and Greet with the performers
- 1 Limited Edition Special Event Poster signed by Machado and all the artists
Tickets are on sale now at www.bellyup.com and at the venue’s box office: (858) 481-8140.
For more about The Rob Machado Foundation, please visit: http://www.robmachadofoundation.org/ Continue reading