Surfers for Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

Dana Point, CA – The Mauli Ola Foundation presents the 3rd Annual Surfers for Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament hosted by Makua Rothman and sponsored by Sponsor Me and Ambry Genetics, will be held on August 3, 2010 at Monarch Beach Golf Links.  Proceeds from the event will go towards the Mauli Ola National Cystic Fibrosis Surf Experience Day tour.  A 22 stop National Tour introducing surfing to Cystic Fibrosis patients.

The Mauli Ola Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2007 to promote awareness of genetic disease and support for patients.  Mauli Ola’s hallmark events are Surf Experience Days, which pair professional surf instructors and novice surf students who have Cystic Fibrosis to introduce them to the healing properties of exercise, ocean air, achievement, and fun in a supportive environment.  Hypertonic saline, which is prevalent in the ocean air just above the water’s surface, has been shown to be a natural treatment for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

The event will kick off at 1:00pm with a shotgun scramble and will be followed by a live auction and after party, featuring the Waterhouse Band.

Honored guests include, but not limited to, Makua Rothman, Kala Alexander, Sunny Garcia, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Bruce and Andy Irons, Joel Parkinson, Dusty Payne, Julian Wilson, Wee Man, Christian Fletcher, Michelle Sheptak, Trigger Gumm, Shawna Burroghs, Jenna Jameson and girls, and Tito Ortiz.

“This will be an exciting event where surfers, scientists, and supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis community will come together to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and its link to surfing.” James Dunlop, President and Founder of the Mauli Ola Foundation.

“I feel like I’m part of a big family with Mauli Ola. Being a part of this family and helping so many kids and their families has helped me truly appreciate my friends, my family, and life in general, so much more.” Kala Alexander, Vice President of Operations for the Mauli Ola Foundation.

To date the Mauli Ola Foundation has introduced surfing to 271 CF Patients at 20 events from Santa Cruz to San Diego, to Hawaii.

To obtain more information about the 3rd Annual Surfers for Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament, please contact Steve Swanson, event coordinator by phone (949) 892-7624, email sswanson@mauliola.org, or visit www.mauliola.org/events.html.