You made it happen. Over $8,000 was raised in our annual Toys For Tots Holiday Fundraiser! It all started with a lot of great companies in the wake industry stepping up to donate product. WakeWorld then auctioned off the more than $65,000 worth of gear through more than 90 Ebay auctions to generate over $8,000 that went toward making the holiday season a little brighter for underpriveleged kids.
Last Thursday we took the money generated and got the day started with a trip to Walmart to buy toys. As you can see from the video below, we were accompanied by the local San Diego NBC station as we filled our shopping carts full of almost $5,000 worth of toys. We then ventured to downtown San Diego to drop off the toys, as well as $3,000 in cash, at NBC's Toys For Tots toy drive.
A huge thanks goes out to everyone who bid on the auctions and, of course, the great sponsors who stepped up to donate product. A special thanks goes out to CWB Board Co. for donating 12 items, including 2011 board and bindings, and Tige Boats for kicking in $1,500 as a part of an auction of a 2011 Tige R20. Below are the rest of our great sponsors. Please look through this list and consider supporting these companies the next time you purchase wake gear.