The Liquid Nation Ball, an annual event that draws surf industry legends and the top players in the surf industry to support surf-related humanitarian organizations, is coming up on Saturday, September 17.
Held at the private residence of Fernando Aguerre, co-founder of Reef sandals and SIMA Humanitarian Fund President, Liquid Nation Ball is one of the surf industry’s can’t-miss events with surf industry legends, surf stars, and La Jolla VIPs in attendance to gather for a fun night of dancing, live music, great food, open bar, and a short live auction of a unique collection of one-of-a-kind items.
All proceeds from Liquid Nation Ball 8 will exclusively benefit the 13 surf-related and humanitarian non-profit organizations selected by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund Board of Directors for their efforts in areas such as spinal cord injuries, breast cancer education, malaria prevention, at-risk youth, mental health and autism.
The SIMA Humanitarian Fund hopes that whether it is saving a family from the grief of losing their child to an illness as simple as diarrhea or giving an at-risk youth the opportunity to surf at a local beach instead of taking part in gang activities, everyone can make a difference.
This year’s 13 beneficiaries are:
Global Medical Relief: SurfAid international, Sumba Foundation, Waves for Water
Urban Youth Outreach: Outdoor Outreach, Stoked Mentoring
Health Education and Awareness: Keep A Breast, Surfer’s Healing, Life Rolls On, Jimmy Miller Foundation, AccesSurf Hawaii, Mauli Ola Foundation, Best Day Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
This year SIMA will be honoring Shaney Jo Darden, co-founder and CEO of Keep A Breast, as the 2011 SIMA Humanitarian of the Year. Last year’s Humanitarian of the Year was musician Jason Mraz, a fellow surfer from San Diego and is an outspoken proponent of the vegetarian and raw food movements as well as the local, small farming community.
The event begins 6:30pm until 1am in La Jolla, California. Tickets are limited to 350 people and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are $300, and can be purchased at www.liquid-nation.com.