Wakeboard for Balls invites you to party and wakeboard on 29th July as part of a huge charity event to help raise awareness and funds vital to the fight against prostate and testicular cancer.
It’s happening in the Copenhagen Cablepark, Denmark and it’s a great opportunity to try out wakeboarding and see international pro riders in action. Besides that you can enjoy refreshing drinks and hang out in a beach chair. All while DJs are spinning the wheels, making the day melt together into pure joy - it simply doesn’t get any easier to do good and save some balls!
The goal is to reach ££4,219.50 - or 10 pence for each metre of a marathon - for the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign and/or the Danish Cancer Society, depending on the donator’s preference. You could call it a kind of ‘fundraising marathon relay’. The initiative springs from kaospilot Jonas Skafte’s campaign ‘Running for Balls’, which began when he ran the Paris marathon on April 14th. He succeeded in raising around ££800 on that occasion, and he is now ready to take the next step towards his goal.
As part of the campaign Jonas has designated his left shoulder for a tattoo designed by visitors to his website. Anyone can submit their design or vote for their favourite, and the design that has got the most votes when the goal is reached goes onto Jonas’s arm. He is hoping to reach his funding goal with Wakeboard for Balls and thereby get the tattoo done at the event. A tattoo artist will be ready to ink.
Jonas and his fellow co-organiser, Robin Leonard, are hoping that the event will catch interest outside the borders of Denmark. The event is therefore set on the 29th as there are several other cultural events going on in Copenhagen around that time. Worth mentioning is the Trailerpark Festival and the Danish Cablewakeboard Championships the following weekend.
So come to Copenhagen for a couple of fun days, and keep an eye on the cablepark as you fly into the city! Get your design/idea on Jonas’ left shoulder at wakeboardforballs.com.
Facts about male cancer
- Male cancer affects more than 37,000 men each year in the UK and incidents are on the increase.
- Prostate cancer kills one man an hour and is now the most common cancer in men.
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-44. Since 1975, incidence of testicular cancer has more than doubled.
- Men are notoriously bad at discussing health matters and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer is low.
- Research into male cancer is severely underfunded and is said to be ten years behind research into other cancers.
But what is cable wakeboarding?
Wakeboarding is the latest high speed action sport to take over the world. It is predominately practised behind a purpose-built speedboat, but the cheaper and less demanding alternative ‘cable wakeboarding’ has grown into a discipline in itself. Cable wakeboarding is simply wakeboarding while being pulled not by a boat, but by an overhead cable ski system. Kind of like a mixture between kitesurfing, waterskiing and snowboarding. See videos here to get a better idea: wakeboardforballs.com/video.
Time and place
29 July 2011
Copenhagen Cable Park
Kraftvaerksvej 20, 2300
About Jonas Skafte
Jonas Skafte finished his education as a Kaospilot last summer. He now lives in London where he runs his own studio when not studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins. Find out more about Jonas at jonasskafte.com or reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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