Monday, June 1, 2009

Switchfoot announces "Switchfoot Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree" to benefit Stand Up For Kids; Bro-Am official press release

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Standing Up For Kids — Switchfoot Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree

On Thursday, June 25, multi-platinum recording artists Switchfoot present Standing Up For Kids, an auction night soiree in conjunction with the fifth annual Switchfoot Bro-Am, set to benefit local chapters of StandUp For Kids, a national volunteer outreach nonprofit founded here in S.D. dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless kids. At a beautiful La Jolla Farms home overlooking Black's Beach, guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and an acoustic performance by special guests. Tickets are limited, and there are two ticket levels — VIP tickets also include a private pre-event meet and greet and photo opportunity with Switchfoot.

When: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Where: Private La Jolla Farms Home
*The address will be emailed to you closer to the event date.
5-6pm: VIP reception with Switchfoot
6-10pm: reception, program, silent & live auctions, performance
Attire: coastal chic

General Tickets: $50 per person (click here to purchase general tickets)
VIP Tickets: $250 per person (click here to purchase VIP tickets)

**Photo by Vincent Knakal


5th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Date Has Been Set for June 27th, 2009


Multi-platinum rock act Switchfoot presents 5th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am — a pre-event auction night and charity surf contest and concert utilizing enviro-friendly sound and staging to benefit StandUp For Kids

What: 5th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am
When: Saturday, June 27, 2009
Where: Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA
Surf contest: 7AM-3:30PM
Concert: 11AM-5PM

What: Auction Night Soiree
When: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Where: Private La Jolla Farms Home
5-6pm: VIP reception with Switchfoot
6-10pm: reception, program, performance

*Bro-Am after-party hosted by Switchfoot with Fiction Family and Stripes & Lines, Alex Woodard, and Molly Jenson, Saturday, June 27, 8PM @ The Belly Up Tavern!

(Encinitas, CA) The Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Saturday, June 27, 2009! An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot's hearts, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while also benefiting a local children's charity through funds raised at a pre-event auction night, as well as from vendors on the beach day-of, sponsorships, and an after-party at the Belly Up Tavern.

We are delighted to announce that this year's event will again benefit the San Diego and Oceanside branches of StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization that started right here in San Diego and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids. ( <> )

"The Bro-Am has been my favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in '05," notes Switchfoots's Jon Foreman. "To see our hometown come together to help out a deserving group of kids is an incredible experience — surfing, music, and the San Diego scene at its best. We feel truly honored to again partner with StandUp For Kids, an incredible organization serving at-risk youth here in S.D."

"The Bro-Am event changed our chapter, our kids, and our volunteers last year," explains Kim Goodeve-Green, director of center operations for the Oceanside branch of StandUp For Kids. "Not only did it raise crucial monetary support that we used to expand programs for our kids, but it increased awareness of who we are, and this in turn generated more volunteers, more support, and more community involvement. We need your help now more than ever. We've seen a rise in numbers and are currently servicing 50+ kids each night (at our chapter alone). These kids deserve to be loved, cherished, lifted up, and to stand up on their own two feet."

The Switchfoot Bro-Am will again work with San Diego-based Sustainable Waves to offer cutting-edge solar-powered sound and staging. Sustainable Waves utilizes the renewable energy sources of the sun to deliver 100% pollution-free concerts. By using solar power rather than a diesel generator or grid power, the Bro-Am will avoid emitting approximately 1,000 lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere (the equivalent of not driving your car approximately 1,100 miles or the annual sequestration of 66 trees).

We are now accepting sponsors for this year's event. Surf contest participants so far include riders representing O'Neill, Billabong, Transworld Surf, Surfing, Surfer, AKA Surfboards, Walking On Water, Macbeth, Surf Ride, Jedidiah, <> , Keep A Breast, <> , and Dental Specialty Associates, as well as professional surfers Timmy Curran and Rob Machado, and members of Switchfoot.

A free concert on the beach will feature performances by a number of well known local as well as national bands including Tristan Prettyman, Timmy Curran, The New Archaic, The Howls, Jane Carrey band, Escalera, Switchfoot's Jon Foreman and friends, and more.

Beach vendors so far include Pizza Port, The Surfrider Foundation, The Sundt Memorial Foundation, Nika Water, Brotally, Falling Whistles, Honest Tea, Sambazon, Life Rolls On, Harney Sushi, Keep A Breast, The Tony Hawk Foundation, Quiver, Boardworks, Tri Tip Torpedos, and Flat Fitty, with many more to follow soon.

An after-party hosted by Switchfoot and featuring Fiction Family, Stripes & Lines, Alex Woodard, and Molly Jenson at The Belly Up Tavern will round out the day to help raise additional funds for StandUp For Kids.

There are a number of exciting new additions in the works for this year's event that we will be announcing shortly! For sponsorship information or to donate to the auction night event and/or beach day raffle, please contact us.

We'll hope you'll join us in this worthy and fun-filled event!

All the best,

Mia Stefanko & Kip Locke, Switchfoot Bro-Am Directors
Mia Stefanko, 760/274-3930,,
Kip Locke,,,


If you're in the area, have you planned out your Bro-am itinerary yet? I started planning mine out last night, and it's going to be pretty awesome. Let me know if you're gonna be there! Peace friends, on yet another cloudy So Cali day.

Switchfoot Twitter, May 30, 2009:

We call it June gloom, but I love these cloudy days. Watching the train speed past on a walk to check the waves.

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