Benefit a Huge Success!!!

The “Waves of Change” Ocean and Shark benefit concert was a huge success!  The event was held on Friday, May 10 at Pomar Junction Vineyard and Winery in Templeton, and was attended by over 200 people!  Great music by Strato and Truth about Seafood, super good food by Boni’s Tacos, free wine tasting by Pomar Junction Vineyard, a silent auction (with the $1000 road bike -shout out to Art’s Cyclery for the donation!- scored by our own Gaylene Ewing!), and the most gorgeous evening possible!  We danced, laughed, drank a bit, learned the truth about how shark fins are used for food, made a 100′ long human shark fin in the parking lot, and raised money and awareness about sharks and their plight.

A ton of people worked really hard to make this happen- a few of them are Kaylinda Mabry, Yvonne Liu, Jay Reti, Devon Lambert, a whole bunch of students from Paso High School’s BCASE environmental club, the good people at Pomar Junction and Art’s Cyclery, and so many others too numerous to name.  It looks like we pulled in a ton of money, and will be sending 100% of the profits (about $4,000!) to Pretoma and ARCAE, our two beneficiaries in Costa Rica.

It was so much fun to be there Friday night, and I got to see so many people I haven’t seen for so long.  Special shout out to Rachelle and JoElla – how excellent to see and visit with you!

Huge thank-you to all who donated time and money, and items for the silent auction and raffle!  The next phase of our campaign to help sharks begins on June 14 when Mark and Devon take off for Kentucky.  Stay posted!  Image

The 100 foot human shark fin we created Friday night!

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