Back to the Community: Here's What Bomber's Been Up To All Summer!
We're almost to the end of the summer, but the party never stops at Bomber Eyewear! Today, we're taking a peek back at the incredible charity partners we've been lucky to work with this summer. It's been a busy June, July, and August, and here are just a few of the things we've been up to!
Hitting the Beach with Surfers Healing
Let's start with a cause near and dear to our hearts. We've talked about Surfers Healing up, down, and sideways, and we can't sing the praises of this organization enough. In June and July, Bomber Eyewear team members had the (stunning, incredible, life-changing, stupendous) opportunity to participate in Surfers Healing events in Dana Point and La Jolla, California.
During these events, we got to see the wonder on kids' and their family members' faces as they hit the waves for the first time, learning tandem surfing in the suspended gravity of the ocean waves. And seriously, when we tell you this stuff was transformative, you better believe it. We haven't stopped crying since June.
To learn more about Surfers Healing and their incredible work with kids with autism, check out our previous blog here. Or, jump straight to their website (and their donation page!) at surfershealing.org.
Representing (and CRUSHING!) at the 5th Annual Hawaii State Law Enforcement Surfing Classic
Bomber Eyewear hit the waves as sponsors and participants in the 5th Annual Hawaii State Law Enforcement Surfing Classic. On July 30th and 31st, we headed for the beach with first responders and their families for a one-of-a-kind surfing competition in Waikiki! Since its inception in 2016, the event has always benefited the Special Olympics Hawaii, and has raised more than $20,000 for the organization to date. Not only did we jump in for a sponsorship, but Team Bomber ended up taking first place in the Classic!
Event organizer Scotti Namuo said, "Thanks for the love and kindness! All the police, firefighters, and watermen were so happy and grateful for your help. Thanks so much for everything you do for us!"
We couldn't be happier to help, Scotti! And right back atcha -- thank you to the Surfing Classic and all of its organizers for creating an event like this!
Chillin' with the Grommets at Hubb's Keiki Fest
This kid-focused event is a boogie-boarding contest for keiki of all ages. The grown-ups get to participate, too, but the prizes go to the groms and grommettes! We had a ton of fun showing our support at this event, which brings together families from all over the Hawaiian islands for a day of competition, great waves, great food, and greater company.
Makin' Waves with Operation Surf
Most recently, we partnered with our friends at Operation Surf in support of their August events. This August, veterans and their spouses had the unique opportunity to take relaxation-focused surfing retreats with Operation Surf. These active duty Special Operating Forces members and their spouses enjoy R&R and beautiful waves during a specialty weeklong program.
"These individuals are the most elite in the military and we are so honored to be able to serve them," writes Madison Kudsk, Development and Outreach Manager at Operation Surf. "Our goal is to provide the best surfing experience for our participants. Each year we focus on partnering with the greater community... through their support, we're able to offer a life-changing surfing program."
We love working with Operation Surf, so it's no surprise we keep finding ourselves back on our boards beside this incredible team! We'll keep you updated with new Operation Surf events and campaigns coming soon.
Where in the world will you find Bomber Eyewear next?
Well you'll just have to stay tuned to find out! We're always looking for new ways to give back to the community, so if you or your loved ones have a cause near and dear to your heart, we'd love to hear about it!
Reach out to our team at email@example.com to learn more about our charity partnerships, event sponsorships, gear donations, and more. We want to hear from YOU to hear new ways we can party it up with the community we love so very, very much!
And don't forget: Shopping Bomber is the BEST way to help out our charity partners. Whether we're donating a portion of our proceeds or shipping big ol' boxes of your favorite gear to our favorite nonprofits, your purchases help us make our partners' dreams come true.
Thanks for being such an incredible community! We wouldn't be who we are without each and every one of you. :)