2018 was an incredible year for Elev8 Industries and our partnered Charities, The Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC), CASA OC and Child Help. We started out with the goal of generating awareness and much needed funds for our partnered charities but were able to do so much more thanks to you!
Some of the highlights…
The year kicked off with Elev8 sponsoring the OC Chef Life Battle of the Chefs event supporting the Child Abuse Prevention Center. The event raised awareness and the top chef donated winnings to the charity to support their various programs.
Elev8 was proud to be a sponsor of the CAPC Not so Serious Golf Event held at "The Ranch" Golf Course in Laguna Beach, CA with attendance of about 200. All funds raised from this event went directly to the Child Abuse Prevention Center’s in-home programs, many of which are facing limited funding and potential budget cuts. Check out Ethan on stage raising money for CAPC by asking for the audience to match his $20 donation!
Elev8 was beyond stoked to organize the “Rose bowl” once in a lifetime experience for the children supported by CASA OC and their Advocates! They got a full tour of the Rose bowl stadium, could imagine themselves as a Sports Writers or an Agents when they sat in the "Press Room", and experienced what it would be like to be a Football Player using the 1920's Locker room and playing on the field! A few of the children even said their goal was to attend UCLA! This day was fun filled for all of the children who attended!
Just as we did in 2017, Elev8 Industries partnered with Victoria Skimboards to bring everyone the “2018 43rd Annual Vic - with a CAUSE” spotlighting our partner charity, CASA. This most prestigious Skimboarding Contest helped to generate awareness and funds for CASA and to give the children supported by them a day filled with food, fun, sport and laughter! CASA was onsite to answer questions, collect donations and spread the word about their great organization; and the CASA children were able to take pics, get autographs and have lunch with the Pro's! A few of them even tried Skimboarding! They all had a blast!
The Ocktoberfest Skimboarding contest marked the last stop of the United Skim Tour for the year and a "World Champ" was crowned for both Pro Women & Men divisions! This year, our Spotlighted Partner Charity for this event was Childhelp! Childhelp was on hand to bring awareness to their great organization and all that they do, as well as generate funds through their 'Backpack' donation program. The children supported by Childhelp attended the event with many of their wonderful staff. Some of the children learned to skim and all were able to get pics, autographs and have lunch with the Pro's! They had the time of their lives!
Thurston Middle School and Elev8 joined together in an effort to change lives of residents of the OC Rescue Mission. These students built and donated multiple bikes along with donating Elev8 gear to all of the children at the Mission. Warms our hearts seeing children helping children. Great job TMS Leaders!