SIMA Waterman’s Ball Underwriting Party, More Than $50K Raised

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On Friday, June 6, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) hosted its annual Underwriting Party at Laguna Beach, California’s Mozambique Restaurant and Lounge. Attendees enjoyed a live performance by Donavon Frankenreiter and his band while signing up to support this year’s Waterman’s Ball Weekend. There was also a live auction, and short presentation from Billabong USA CEO Paul Naude. While SIMA prefers not to release the specifics about how much individuals and companies donated, here’s a run down of who made contributions, what was up for grabs, and some photos from the event.

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Billabong USA CEO Paul Naude warmed up the crowd before handing over the mic for the live auction.

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Von Zipper’s Curt Fry (far left) and Gary “GT” Tomlinson (far right) flank their better halves; Billabong’s Mandy Robinson (left with Fry) and Shirley (or as GT affectionately calls her “Hun Bun”) Tomlinson .

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Mada’s Vince De La Peña with Royce Cansler and Bob Mignogna.

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If you’re not sweating, you’re not feeling it. Donny was definitely feeling it , and so was the crowd.

Underwriters

  • Jeff Berg
  • Warren and Lorraine Kramer
  • Graham and Bahara Stapelberg
  • Enich and Candy Harris
  • Kevin Flanagan
  • Allison and Tony Perez
  • Ross and Alexis Garrett
  • Eileen Hoffman
  • Mark Tinkess
  • Dick and Una Baker
  • Jonno Wells
  • Harold and Jennifer Hofer
  • Peter Burke
  • PT Townend and Lelia Endersby
  • Vipe Desai
  • Vince De La Pena
  • Xcel
  • Paul Naude
  • Kim and Rob Hall
  • Andy and Megan Tompkins
  • Bob Mignogna
  • Kelly Gibson
  • Rob and Kareen McCarty
  • Nixon

Total Amount Donated
$51,750

Underwriting Items

  • Centerpieces $8,000
  • VIP Reception $7,500
  • Cocktails During Recetion $5,000
  • Cocktails During Ball $5,000
  • Printed Event Program $4,500
  • Underwriting Party $10,000
  • Red Wine Corkage $4,500
  • White Whine Corkage $4,500
  • Honoree Awards $2,000
  • DJ $1,500
  • Full Page Program Ads (5 sold) $500
  • Waterman's Bronze Package (7 sold) $250
  • Waterman's Silver Package (6 sold) $500

Live Auction Items

  • VIP Waterman's Ball Package for two (5 sold) $3,500 – Includes 2 VIP seats at premium tables, Waterman's Ball table centerpiece, two tickets to the VIP reception, one-night stay at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa on the night of the Ball
  • Mozambique Dinner for 10 (1 sold) $4,500 – Private diner for 10 at Mozambique