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Holly Beck in Awe by High School Surfer
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Posted by: site admin @ 10:20 pm

Edison High School 17-year old Catherine Vasquez,  put together a surfing contest benefiting research and treatment for those with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The high school student and surfer said she’d get extra credit from the project to help her grades and from what we saw at the event, it was an A+. Starting from scratch, she went around to friends, shops and organizations in the community to help her raise money and sponsorship for an event that raised approx. $10,000. She selected the cause because her friend’s mom was recently diagnosed, and a relative is becoming paralyzed from the disease.

On hand was world class surfer Holly Beck, who spoke about the efforts of Vasquez and the event, itself. “What an inspiration!” Beck said. “I just feel humbled that someone in high school would do this for others instead of thinking of herself.” Trophies were awarded for top surfers in an event called Salsa Surfing Contest. Vasquez was so pleased with the success of the new event that she hopes to put one together annually.

5 Responses to “Holly Beck in Awe by High School Surfer”

  1. ashley Says:
    great event. I didn’t surf but went to it and was impressed by that girl who put it together. thanks!
  2. chrisy Says:
    Catherine is the best. She really worked hard to organize this event and everyone loved it. From the announced to the guests, to the surfers to the trophies…way to go!
  3. janby Says:
    I want to plan an event. You think she’d do mine for me?
  4. coach Says:
    People really can make a difference. I hope that the random acts of kindness give hope to those who feel depressed right now.
  5. ansarr Says:
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