Help us raise some money for Cystic Fibrosis, and enter to win an Ocean Rodeo Mako.
Some of you will know Paul Underhill well from kiting with him in Victoria, and Nitinat Lake. Paul has Cystic Fibrosis- simply put, a serious fatal genetic disease that causes sticky mucus to clog up your lungs and amoung other things reduces lung function- Paul is constantly out of breath. Despite these and other health issues, Paul has managed to become a great kiter - ripping it up as a dedicated OR rider from the early days of kiting Vancouver Island. He is one of the most inspirational, passionate and funniest people I have ever met. One who looks past his own illness and mortality and is committed to improving the lives of others. Despite recent weeks in and out of hospital Paul is digging deep to support the organization that has helped him survive:
In honor of his 40th year, Paul (also known as KiteKook) has set his sights on raising $40,000 “to support the organisation that has largely been responsible for keeping me alive” His story is an extraordinary one, and the local kite community is rallying behind a fundraising event on May 30 called “The Great Strides Walk” Many Island kiters (including me) and friends are joining Paul with fund raising efforts and walking the event next Sunday. Paul’s “Vive et Ama” team has already raised nearly 15,000$ through many donations, but we are still working very hard to reach our 40,000$ goal!
Check out the team: Vive et Ama team
WIN A MAKO
The good fellows at Ocean Rodeo have always been super supportive of the CREW, especially the local home boys.
They have made a very generous donation to this event in support of Paul, the Vive et Ama Team and the CF foundation’s Great Strides Event- an Ocean Rodeo MAKO kiteboard up for raffle. SWEET! Thanks OR- you guys are truly fantastic .
HOW TO ENTER
OK OR CREW you get to help out a fellow kiter, feel great about donating to an amazing organization and have damn good odds at winning an awesome MAKO
Here is how to do it in just a couple of minutes:
1 CLick on this link
2 Sponsor at least 20 $ to Paul on the Great Strides walk with your credit card ( leave a good luck message too!)
20$= 1 TICKET.. 50$ GETS YOU 3 TICKETS
3 Post on this thread that you have sponsored Paul, and your name will be entered into the draw to win the board!
(This draw is being organized and verified by the Vive Et Ama team)
Thanks everyone for supporting such an important event and organisation.
As Paul says…..“helping the kids of today so they don’t have to face the trials of CF - that is the real reason behind my drive to fundraise for the Great Strides Walk this year”
Ok I just ponied up 55 dollars. Mako love all around.
Core XR3 12M
Rise XPD 9M
Pick me $185 and counting….sponsoring those left with zero balance, BWD team members I recognize
Go Paul, Go!!! woohoo!!
Good luck Paul! All the best,
Nice work everyone ... Paul (after months of deliberation) hand delivered my first kiteboard (Underground from N.Z.) to me @ work in the pioneer (for us in Victoria) days of kiting & was the first to land his kite on a cabin @ Gordons beach !!! $50 donated
Big Wave Dave your one stop weather site for S. Van. Island…
I’m in for Fiver
wowsa, five hundred bucks, that’s pretty damn decent! Way to go!!
Big P gave fiver 10s, not fiver 100s…:)
Take it easy Kus
Nice donation my friend! Your in the raffle for 3 tix.
Our fundraising team now ranks in the top 10 in Canada! Mostly powered by the wind community!
just joshing, eh…..i never take it easy, u know that
Pauls fundraising journey is incredible and for those of you who havent met him- he is a fantastic guy.
Good luck ToesdideT and Kitekook!
I am in for 3 tix.
I’m down for $100 bucks. Go Kitekook go!
Thanks for getting this going TK, i’m in for 3 tix!!
Hey, another $25 from me to kick off the fundraising efforts of yet another BWD team member at $210 now, keep it going people, woohooo, gooooo Paul et Team, go !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let’s see if we can achieve a Vive et Ama team effort of $20k for CF before Friday
I’m in for $20…I hope you reach your goal
Great Cause….great guy…amazing strength and willpower
Dale Moffatt in for $35.00
Airtime, its all bout the airtime
Awesome Guys- just Awesome..
Hi again Paul, good luck on your goal. I just add 55$ and will spread the word around for the board, hopefully it will bring in a lot more donation. I will see you on Sunday. Thanks to OR crew for this generous prize/helping out a local rider.
Good luck with your battle Paul.
Just donated $50 .. to help out a good friend.. but to also try and WIN THIS MAKO
Cheers, Tammie & Gerry Bolda
The Curran family has just contributed a bit more…...please put $250 down for John Curran and $20 for Elaine Curran (she claims to be extremely lucky so maybe her name will be the one pulled from the hat!)
Most generous donation Curran Clan. Thanks !
wow! Chris’s dad really must want to kitesurf!!!
Thanks to all who have contributed thus far!
Vive et Ama
The power of people pulling together!
And….. thanks OR! Winning something is sooo fun!
I’m in for 100$.
Looking forward to walking with everyone on Sunday
Great fundraising effort guys. Good luck Paul!
I’ve chipped in $25.
Way to go Paul! $100 from Joe & Christina. We’re happy to help a good cause and a great man!
Thanks for all of your generous donations!
Less than 24 hours to go before the WALK.
We are all amped up as our team- the Vive et Ama team are sitting at third place in Canada for donations.
The Great Strides Walk was terrific! Its been a busy day!
We will be conducting the draw for the Mako tomorrow and I will post results and contact the winner tomorrow night!
Congratulations on a successful fundraising event Paul!Donated $100 sunday morning.Regards,Ed and Carmen
Congratulations Paul on a successful fundraising event!Donated $100 on Sunday
Over 26000 dollars raised! The team ranks third highest fundraiser in Canada! WAY TO GO!
Thanks to all who have particpated in this event.
Nearly 1500$ raised from the Mako draw, which is awesome.
The Draw closes at 6pm today and the pull from the hat takes place at 20:00
Good Luck to all who entered!
And the Winner is….. JOHN CURRAN.
Congratulations you are the winner of a New Mako, courtesy of the great guys at OCEAN RODEO.
Thanks everyone for their energy and support, and raising the mullah for the CF foundation.
Big thanks to Ocean Rodeo of course for supporting teh local crew!
John I have sent you an email.
Be well, Kite hard,
Thank you OCEAN RODEO for the awesome donation - the raffle ended up contributing majorly to the team’s total!
Congratulations John Curran!
Thanks everyone who donated!!
Vive et Ama
My father was the lucky and very stoked winner of the Mako raffle. Hopefully he lets me get a few sessions on it! Big thanks to Thomas, Kitekook, and of course Ocean Rodeo.