This summer, I started taking photos for Indo Jax Surf Charities on a volunteer basis. Jack Viorel & his surf school have been a client for several years and, in the abstract, I always thought his business model was cool; hold surf camps in the summer and use the money to support free camps for medically fragile & otherwise disadvantaged kids.
However, as I was out there on the beach watching the ear to ear grins of these kids doing something most people never get a chance at, cool took on a whole new meaning. At least, for a bit, the hurdles that they have to overcome vanish. When they leave they take with them a sense of accomplishment & confidence that, if they can surf, they can take on anything.
This year, I’m participating in Pennies4Pins to help raise money to continue these free camps. I can’t take all of you out there to see these kids being awesome, but the video above will give you a pretty good taste of what it is like for them. So, check out the video and if you can help out, click on the link below to make a donation.
It’s awesome. Trust me.