The annual Wyndham Destinations Corporate Surf Challenge charity event was again staged at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads, on Friday, 12 October 2018.
And once again Hawaiian Airlines was proud to sponsor the event, giving away two return flights to Hawaii to one lucky participant.
“Proceeds from this year’s event are again being contributed to FSHD Global Research Foundation – an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy affecting adults and children, Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD),” said Hawaiian Airlines Acting Country Manager, Karen Macmillan.
“We at Hawaiian Airlines are delighted to be able to contribute – and also enter a very strong team.”
Each year corporate teams are boosted by big-name surfer ‘ring-ins’ including seven times world female surfing champion, Layne Beachley.
Hawaiian Airlines’ team this year included Flight Centre’s General Manager Marketing – Premium Retail Brands, Darren Wright; Surfing Australia’s Communications Manager, Blainey Woodham; surfer, Bryce Watson; Surfing Australia’s Weet-Bix SurfGroms Manager, Courtney Bell; and Geoff Booth.
“The Wyndham Destinations Corporate Surf Challenge is a great way for industry leaders to inspire and engage staff for an important cause,” said Wyndham Destinations’ President and Managing Director, International Operations at Wyndham Vacation Clubs, Barry Robinson.
FSHD Global allocates 100 per cent of tax-deductible donations to current or future medical research grants and education, making it the world’s largest non-government funder of FSHD research.
The Foundation has funded more than 40 medical research projects worldwide, collaborating with scientists across 10 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand Spain and the United States of America. The Foundation has invested more than $9.3M into life-changing research.
Registrations for the full-day event commenced at 7.00am at Duranbah Beach, culminating in the final at 3.10pm and presentations at 4.10pm.
Auction and raffle prizes included flights for two to Hawaii with Hawaiian Airlines, a seven-night international holiday, a New Year’s Eve Getaway package, products from Shark Shield Technology, Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon.