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Posted by Rick Civelli | 05.16.2011 | WB Surf Camp News

Watermen giving back to Craftsmen

Being a surfer is full of responsibility – to ourselves, to our fellow surfers, to our community, and to our coasts. Part of WB Surf Camp’s mission is to foster a sense of accomplishment through community giving – therefore, when we see organizations with similar goals, we endeavor to support them. That’s why you’ll find us at Blue Water Grill this Thursday for the Making Magic at the Beach benefit.

This fundraiser is supporting the Kids Making It (KMI) program in downtown Wilmington. Like WB Surf Camp, KMI challenges and inspires students, but they use a different type of board to achieve this goal. Founded in 1994, KMI builds character and an entrepreneurial spirit by immersing students in the world of wood-working and carpentry. This national award-winning program targets at-risk youths using their strengths-based approach, intense vocational counseling, and hands-on guidance.

Students start simply by building go-carts with hand tools, but eventually progress to constructing fine hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items, which are sold in their shop – with all proceeds going to the student craftsman. Not only does KMI give back to the community by supporting our youth, the individual students themselves are involved in philanthropy projects by donating raised beds, trellises, flowerboxes, benches, and gates.

Please join us in our support of Kids Making It by coming out to Blue Water Grill for an auction, drinks, dinner and entertainment this Thursday (5/19) at 6:30pm for the fundraiser. We have gladly donated a week of Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp as an auction item, and there will be other amazing items, including a 9’2 George Robinson balsa single fin donated by Surf City Surf Shop! Check out the KMI website for more information about their current projects or to purchase tickets.