First year a success for Keiki Kowabunga Challenge!
Neighbors For Kids (NFK) thanks the community for their generous support of the 1st Annual Keiki Kowabunga Challenge held at Otter Rock. The event was very well-attended in its first year with nearly 50 children participating, ranging in age from 2-17 and enjoying a fun day of surfing together. Everyone was blessed with sunny weather, absolutely no wind and despite the fact that the “surf was up” with 8-10 foot waves all of the kids stayed safe and were excited to surf smaller waves closer to the beach.
The surf event was successful thanks to contributions from sponsors and donations from several local businesses. Every surfer received a bag bulging with goodies including an event t-shirt, a ticket for the raffle drawing plus food and snacks that fueled the kids throughout the day.
The top sponsor of this first-time event was our local Ossie’s Surf Shop, followed by the Boardriders Foundation and Surfrider Foundation. NFK is very grateful for sponsorship received at all levels and looks forward to next year’s event.
The Keiki Kowabunga Challenge was held in honor of NFK board member Byron Lewis and it was a great day to join together as a community while our kids enjoyed the ocean.
If parents are interested in enrolling their children in the preschool or school age program there are spots available. If you would like more information about Neighbors for kids or would like to make a charitable contribution to our non-profit organization that helps keep Oregon Coast kids learning and growing strong, please feel free to call 541-765-8990 or visit NFK’s website at www.NeighborsForKids.org.