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BRA puts out call for charity auction items

October 28, 2010 12:30 PM





On Friday, December 3rd, 2010, join WBLivesurf.com, Sweetwater Surf Shop and the Board Retailers Association (BRA) for the 6th Annual Hope from Helen Silent Auction in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.


This amazing event, designed to raise money to continue to provide outreach and financial assistance to global and local charities, is a night of fun, food, music and friends for the local community.


Board Retailers AssocWe are currently looking for auction items including autographed surfboards, art, framed photographs, apparel, accessories, vacation packages, skateboards, snowboards, shoes, bicycles, spa packages, shopping sprees, and anything else you can spare to give to this great fundraising event. In addition, we are also asking for raffle prizes to give away throughout the night.


We appreciate any auction items you can donate. Thanks for your help in the past and for your help in the future.


Hope from Helen (HFH) is a 501(c)3, non-profit charity that supports local and global charities dedicated to health, education, the environment, animal welfare, and individuals and families in need.


WB Live HFH was started in 2005 in honor of Helen Butler, who fought a courageous battle against lung and breast cancer. Helen was the mother of Sweetwater Surf Shop managing partner and WBLivesurf.com owner, Tony Butler.


In the last few years, the Hope from Helen Silent Auction has raised over $250,712 to benefit great causes such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), American Cancer Society, PAWS Place, New Hanover Humane Society, Surf Aid, Life Rolls On, Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation, Surfers Healing, Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter, The North Carolina Land Trust, The Martin Fucci Fund, The ALS Foundation, The Sunburst Foundation, Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue, Surfrider Foundation, Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hosptial, The Pink Ribbon Project, The Lower Cape Fear Hospice, and the Bantul Kindergarten Project.


In addition, the memorial fund provided support for local families with serious and terminal illnesses, beautification of Downtown Wrightsville Beach, financial support to former WCT Surfer Dean Randazzo's battle with cancer, a reverse raffle to help benefit The Lift Up Ellie Fund, and a campaign to curb cigarette litter on Wrightsville Beach.


Anyone interested in donating items for the auction may send them to: Melissa Clary, 1638 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. All donations are tax deductible.


For more information, visit HopeFromHelen.com or contact Melissa Clary from BRA at (910) 509-0109 ext. 1005 or melissa@boardretailers.org.


Thank you and have a great day.


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