Surf mentoring organization for Chile youth to hold fundraiser in South Thomaston

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SOUTH THOMASTON — Youth mentorship organization the Valpo Surf Project will host a silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Waterman’s Beach Brewery, in South Thomaston.

Join members of the organization for an afternoon of food and beers provided by Waterman’s Beach Brewery, and bidding on a variety of  silent auction items from local artists and businesses.

The event is free to attend with donations encouraged.

All proceeds benefit the Valpo Surf Project, which uses surfing to harness the power of the ocean to engage, educate, and motivate its students. Since 2010, the Valpo Surf Project has offered weekly surf sessions, academic tutoring, and environmental education to students aged 8-18 from low-income neighborhoods in Valparaíso, Chile.

The Valpo Surf Project currently works with more than 120 students through partnerships with community organizations, sports clubs, elementary schools, and a juvenile detention and rehabilitation center run by Mejor Niñez, Chile's department of youth services.

“Our goal is to use surfing to empower kids from at-risk backgrounds and give them the tools to not only improve their lives, but positively impact their own communities,” said VSP, in a news release.

For more information about the Valpo Surf Project, visit the organization’s website, and follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Event Date: 

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Event Location: 

Waterman’s Beach Brewery

Address: 

362 Waterman Beach Rd
South Thomaston, ME 04858
United States