SURF TO THE TURF is Surfrider Spirit Sessions’ annual golf fundraiser to fund and support our youth mentoring programs. We help at-risk and adjudicated kids stay out of trouble and get stoked on life!
Mahalo for your interest in our 7th Annual Surf to the Turf Golf Tournament. Our sponsors, golfers and donors are vital to keeping our mentoring program, “Spirit Sessions,” free for our youth and families in need!
Last year, thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $20,000 to strengthen our adult mentoring programs for at-risk, vulnerable and adjudicated teens on Oahu. We look forward to partnering with you again this year and welcome our newcomers.
Problem We Help Solve:
There are over a thousand youth in Hawaii’s juvenile justice system each year. Many of them are victims of abuse and neglect, struggling to survive. Many more youth are being diverted from involvement in the juvenile court system into community-based treatment programs, youth agencies and diversion programs, increasing the need for quality and culturally aligned mentoring programs such as our Spirit Sessions.
The short term cost to our community for every youth incarcerated is over $200,000 per year. Without adequate guidance and support, many will never reach their potential and never know the good they can contribute to our community. Surfrider Spirit Sessions is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with Hawaii State Family Courts, the Department of Education and other Hawaii youth agencies to match at-risk and adjudicated teens with volunteer adult mentors.
Our Programs Work!
Hawaii courts and parents report a significant reduction in truancy, drug use, violent outbursts, antisocial behavior, and incarceration rates
among youth who participate in SSS programs. To date we’ve helped over 700 youth get back on track. Your support will help us redirect young lives in positive directions!
PRIZES and DONATIONS:
DONATIONS OF TEAM PRIZES, DOOR PRIZES, GOODIE BAG ITEMS, SNACKS & BEVERAGES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
We would appreciate in-kind contributions for team gifts (4), raffle prizes, and food and beverage in support of the tournament. In return we will promote your company and/or name in our official program and recognize you at our banquet. We are happy to pick up the prize donations.
ENTHUSIASTIC AND RELIABLE VOLUNTEERS WELCOME AND APPRECIATED!
Volunteers are always welcome to help with pre-event activities like event material preparations, securing and picking-up prizes and assisting with promotional activities. Golf Tournament Day we need help with set up & break down, on course games, registration and more. If you or your group is interested in volunteering, please contact us via email or call us at 808.593.1718.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information contact Connie Sizemore via email or at 808 593 1718