As this year's epic winter season has slowly come to an end, more than 100 industry friends and athletes set aside their boards for the day and enjoyed a day off in the sun and had the chance to support a deserving cause. On April 30, the Chill Foundation hosted its third annual west coast charity golf tournament at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. This year's event brought out some of the industry's best and raised more than $25,000 for Chill's North American learn to ride snowboard, surf and skate programs for under-served youth.
Chill supporters, including Burton's Keir Dillon and Dave Downing, enjoyed an afternoon of golf, fish tacos, beer and mojitos. The event was topped off with an evening dinner at Monarch Beach's Club 19 and an awards ceremony for the winners of the tournament. The winning foursome went to the Kicker Headphones crew: Paul Becker, Thomas Freshley, Tim Gertz and John Lee, with the Add-On Computer team in a close second. Other awards went to the following contest winners: Closest to the Pin #1: Brent Loomis; Closest to the Pin #2 Paul Becker; Longest Drive: CJ Oliveras (Fuel TV).
Thank you to our title sponsor Transworld Snowboarding and hole sponsors Burton, Channel Islands, ANON, R.E.D., Analog, Gravis, The Program, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, Future Snowboarding, Boost Mobile, Fuel TV, Moet Hennessey – 10 Cane Rum, New Era, Mountain High, SoBe, Best Western Laguna Brisas, Anheuser Busch, Mt. High and Trafalgar Tours.
Chill is a non-profit, learn to ride boardsports program for under-served kids. Every year, Chill takes over 100 kids from each city to the slopes, beach and skate parks and provides them with everything they need to ride: lessons, transportation, gear, and tickets, whatever. Chill uses boardsports to help kids accomplish goals they never thought they could while teaching them some of the most important lessons of life- patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, integrity, and pride – all through positive adult role models who treat them with respect and encouragement. This year alone, Chill will serve over 2,500 disadvantaged youth in 19 North American cities, Sydney, Australia and Innsbruck, Austria. For more information visit