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John contributes his talents for many fundraising and surfing related events:

The Great Surfboard Paint-Off  To benefit Surfrider chapters, various venues
The concept is simple, paint as many surfboards as possible with supporters paying by the minute. Co-founder Wade Koniakowsky and i began this in 2007 and to date the program has raised over five thousand dollards for local chapters.    

Re-Rip       Reduce, Reuse, Reride  an organization striving to keep surfboards out of landfills
John traveled to Solona Beach California to showcase his unique surfboard sculptures at this event. The event promotes earth friendly methods of surfboard construction and ways to recycle surfboards. 

The Texas Gulf Surfing Association 
As a former competitive member of this organization and member of the Board of Directors, John has donated his talent for unique trophys which the competitors enjoyed. Not just another plastic surf trophy.

The American Cancer Society
John has donated surfboard sculptures to be used on the live auction for this most worthy cause.  Thousands raised.

The Montessori School of Corpus Christi
John has a young friend who went to this school. Every year their annual fundraiser showcaases art from the students and guest artists like John donate work to support the school. John has done live demonstration painting and the work is auctioned off at the end of the event.

Surfrider chapters annual fundraising
John has created several special surfboards that were used in raffles. The boards have help raise over $12,000.00 to date.

Habitat for Humanity
 Special event honoring Bethany Hamilton's visit. John and surfboard builder Tom Sterns teamed up to create two unique surfboards that Bethany autographed and then were auctioned. The two boards raised $ 5000.00 to build a home that will be named " Bethany's Hale"  ( Hawaiian word for home).

Got a cause that needs help?  Contact John to discuss how his unique art can help achieve your goal.