EVENT DATE: Jul 20, 2013
We think the best way to celebrate our marriage is to give back to the community. We love science, surfing, cycling, and skating. We have selected a few charities that support those activities locally, and some even nationally. Each of these charities also focuses on youth, encouraging and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives and those around them.
We'd love your donations, in lieu of wedding gifts, to help support these worthy causes!
Science Buddies - To solve many of the world's problems, we rely on science. For advances in medicine, to alternative energies and providing safe drinking water. Science Buddies mission is to help students from all walks of life to build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century and to work towards making the world a better place.
The Wahine Project - The Wahine Project is an organization that was created in an effort to reach young girls who would otherwise not have access to the resources that would allow them to surf. Whether geographical, financial or lack of opportunity, The Wahine Project seeks to break down the barriers that prevent the participation of young girls in the sport of surfing and provide them the opportunity to not only become proficient surfers but as a result of surfing, increase their awareness to their global citizenship.
National Interscholastic Cycling Association - The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) exists to enable every American teen to strengthen body, mind and character by participating in a high school mountain bike racing experience that is inclusive and equal. NICA is a youth development organization, governs high school mountain biking and provides leadership, governance and program support to promote the development of Interscholastic Mountain Biking Leagues throughout the United States.
Grind Out Hunger - Grind Out Hunger is a Santa Cruz based non-profit created through the vision of skateboarders helping kids overcome hunger and malnutrition. It has grown to harness the energy of the youth and their concern for helping their peers. Working directly with Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County, Grind Out Hunger has helped provide over 1.5 million healthy meals within the County.