The 3rd annual “SUP for a Pup” event set a new record for the event, 15 dogs found new homes and $11,000 was raised for A Wish For Animals (AWFA), a local non profit animal rescue. The event was put on by Newport Beach luxury and lifestyle performance sunglass brand, Kaenon Polarized.
“The dog gods were smiling on this year’s event,” said Chris Wyman, founder of the event and Sports Marketing Director at Kaenon Polarized. “It went off, turning out far better crowds than the past 2 years. I am very, very pleased with the results.”
Sales from Kaenon, OluKai, Naish, Hinano Tahiti, Quickblade Paddles, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, VMG, Angell Chiropractic & Wellness, Star face painting and Double Giraffe attracted crowds and contributed to the large donation for AWFA.
“Everybody was so happy to be here,” said Toni Eakes, founder of AWFA. “There is such a good energy here. We’re happy if we get any dog adopted and if we raise any money to keep our shelter going. Every year just gets better and better.”
Over the past three years, combined, the event raised more than $25,000 to assist AWFA and found homes for approximately 45 dogs.
Other contributing companies to the event included: Function Drinks, Standup Paddle Magazine, Transworld Surf, Surfer Magazine, ProBar, CamelBak, Lowepro, Race Face, VMG Sail Shades, and DT Swiss, and Yuir at Bike Monkey.
To make additional donations and see photos from the event visit www.supforapup.com.
About A Wish For Animals
A Wish For Animals is a 100% non-profit animal rescue for dogs and cats. Run completely by volunteers, they are able to provide funding to low income families who are unable to pay for large medical bills for their pets. Their mission is to help save as many animals as possible from suffering or death and find them wonderful homes to spend the rest of their lives.
About Kaenon Polarized
Since 2001, Kaenon Polarized has continued in its mission to provide elite athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts with unmatched polarized optics and high-performance frames, all with superior fit and luxurious style. With proprietary and revolutionary SR-91 polarized lenses, Kaenon Polarized continues to push the boundaries of active optics with award-winning performance sunglass styles, all adaptable in Single Vision and Freestyle Progressive prescription.
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