Surf Your Heart Out!

Joe Sigurdson's fundraising page

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In my 22 years of working with young men, I have observed several basic needs that are essential for every human being to thrive. Most of these needs are driven by primal desires that are imprinted in our DNA as social beings: the need to be connected, the need to be valued, and the need to have PURPOSE. These exist in all cultures around the planet and tap into a part of our soul that longs to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. This is the need that draws us to fiercely defend our family, religion, country, community, sports teams, etc. Simply put, we all long for a sense of purpose, belonging and connection.

At Boys to Men Mentoring, we address a young man’s primal needs by providing a healthier alternative. We do this by sending teams of men into schools on a weekly basis to build a community of positivity for these young men to lean on.

In order to provide this for our young men, we need caring, committed men. These men are not perfect men by any means, and the process of earning a teenager’s trust is not easy. It requires every man to bear his own vulnerabilities and insecurities for everyone in the group to judge.

But, something magical happens when he does!

The boys begin to trust the men and soon begin to open up themselves creating a circle of brotherhood that I’ve seen change lives.

It is our responsibility to do the work necessary to change the course of our society’s future prosperity.

I’m not saying Boys to Men is “The Answer”, but we certainly are an answer. When we show up, listen, accept, and encourage these boys finally feel safe. When they feel safe they share the truth. When they get honest about their lives, they become aware of options they had not considered. They make better choices, and they feel better. When they feel better they do better. Their grades go up, their attendance goes up, and their disciplinary issues virtually disappear.

So, what am I doing? I will be catching 100 waves in ONE DAY to raise money for BTM, which is the surfing equivalent of running a marathon!

What can you do to support me and the boys who need Boys to Men Mentoring in their lives? You can make a donation to my page and help me get the word out about this event and the good we are doing!

Every dollar helps, so please give what you can to help me reach my goal!

~Joe

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More About Boys to Men

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When Boys to Men Mentoring began in 1996, the devastation of fatherlessness on our community fueled their desire to support fatherless teenage boys as they transitioned into adulthood. A boy without a dad in his life is disproportionately more likely to drop out of high school, end up in prison, and commit suicide. Since then, BTM has grown to provide weekly mentorship to teenage boys from all walks of life looking for positive men empower them to be the best they can be.

Today, BTM facilitates weekly group mentoring at over 36 middle and high schools across San Diego County for over 800 teenage boys. To learn more, please visit www.boystomen.org.

My Supporters

  • Richard (Scott) Trujillo October 2019 $50.00
  • William, Gwen, A. Blair, & Kirsten Pogue October 2019 $200.00
  • Anonymous September 2019 $474.02
  • Robert Cass September 2019 $100.00
  • GITA MORENA September 2019 $50.00
  • Monica Ball September 2019 $210.00
  • Joseph Lara So proud of you Joe! September 2019
  • Pannikin Coffee & Tea September 2019 $1,000.00
  • clark hickey September 2019 $262.50
  • Thomas Herman September 2019 $50.00
  • Anonymous September 2019
  • Jacquelyn Quinonez Thank you for being the father thousands of boys need when life is especially tough -- and a few young women, too (myself included!)! Big love, JS! September 2019 $26.25
  • MICHAEL BARRETT September 2019 $50.00
  • Nancy Bell September 2019 $2,100.00
  • Frank Benedik September 2019 $31.50
  • Roxanne Kuttner September 2019 $105.00
  • Fred Day September 2019 $105.00
  • Anonymous You are wonderful and beautiful men! My life is blessed to call you both friends! September 2019 $36.75
  • RJB LAW, LLC September 2019 $250.00
  • Joe Conroy September 2019 $105.00
  • Mirabai Galashan Thank you for the inspiration, support and encouragement you give to help us follow in your footsteps and offer this gift to Girls. September 2019
  • John Moes September 2019
  • Ryan McGinty Way to go Joe! Best of luck out there. Thanks for everything that you do! - The McGinty Family September 2019 $50.00
  • Bruce and Lori Tabb September 2019 $10,000.00
  • Douglas Baker September 2019 $100.00
  • Robert Butler September 2019 $100.00
  • Richard Robinson September 2019
  • Phil Silver September 2019 $30.00
  • Doug Beckham September 2019 $20.00
  • Jim Justeson September 2019 $150.00
  • Peter Clothier September 2019 $25.00
  • Leslie Peariso September 2019 $25.00
  • Surf-fur Waterparkas September 2019 $100.00
  • Jesse Cohen September 2019 $105.00
  • Christopher Cary September 2019 $21.00
  • Carol Wenger September 2019 $40.00
  • eddy goldwasser September 2019 $105.00
  • Anonymous September 2019
  • gordon kaplan September 2019 $52.50
  • Majestic Stoneworks, Inc. September 2019 $105.00
  • Tony Courser September 2019
  • CHRISTOPER JOHNSON September 2019 $262.50
  • thomas marchionda i love you momaluch & popaluch September 2019 $25.00
  • PUGH-TOMASI & Associates | Douglas Elliman San Diego (Jarrett Pugh & Dan Tomasi) September 2019 $200.00
  • Ted Braude September 2019 $105.00
  • Rick Broniec September 2019 $10.00
  • jay jeffcoat September 2019 $105.00
  • Anonymous September 2019
  • William & Gwen Pogue September 2019 $300.00
  • Glen Volk September 2019 $525.00
  • Craig Carlson September 2019 $100.00
  • Steve Gubin September 2019 $26.25
  • Tony Scarcello September 2019 $50.00
  • Julian Kavanagh September 2019 $21.00
  • John Bisnar September 2019
  • Aaron Fekete September 2019 $1,000.00
  • Anonymous September 2019
  • Thomas Bauer September 2019 $105.00
  • Wayne Wagner September 2019 $5,000.00
  • Anonymous I appreciate your work, Joe! September 2019
  • Lisa Farrington September 2019 $105.00
  • Steve Marsh September 2019 $100.00
  • George & Meryl Young September 2019 $2,000.00
  • Roth Herrlinger September 2019 $25.00
  • Karen Besarick August 2019
  • G.M. Brown Construction August 2019 $1,000.00
  • Dorn Bishop August 2019
  • Linda Larkey August 2019
  • Robb Braun August 2019 $105.00
  • Anonymous August 2019 $52.50
  • Anne Reichman August 2019 $52.50
  • Tammy Parry August 2019 $100.00
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Debra Spencer Happy and proud to support such a wonderful organization! August 2019 $52.50
  • Scott Highfill August 2019 $500.00
  • Orange County's United Way July 2019 $69.30
  • Anonymous June 2019 $52.50
  • Anonymous June 2019 $500.00
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  • Bruce and Lori Tabb September 2019 $10,000.00
  • Wayne Wagner September 2019 $5,000.00
  • Nancy Bell September 2019 $2,100.00
  • George & Meryl Young September 2019 $2,000.00
  • Pannikin Coffee & Tea September 2019 $1,000.00
  • Aaron Fekete September 2019 $1,000.00
  • G.M. Brown Construction August 2019 $1,000.00
  • Glen Volk September 2019 $525.00
  • Scott Highfill August 2019 $500.00
  • Anonymous June 2019 $500.00
  • Anonymous September 2019 $474.02
  • William & Gwen Pogue September 2019 $300.00
  • clark hickey September 2019 $262.50
  • CHRISTOPER JOHNSON September 2019 $262.50
  • RJB LAW, LLC September 2019 $250.00
  • Monica Ball September 2019 $210.00
  • William, Gwen, A. Blair, & Kirsten Pogue October 2019 $200.00
  • PUGH-TOMASI & Associates | Douglas Elliman San Diego (Jarrett Pugh & Dan Tomasi) September 2019 $200.00
  • Jim Justeson September 2019 $150.00
  • Roxanne Kuttner September 2019 $105.00
  • Fred Day September 2019 $105.00
  • Joe Conroy September 2019 $105.00
  • Jesse Cohen September 2019 $105.00
  • eddy goldwasser September 2019 $105.00
  • Majestic Stoneworks, Inc. September 2019 $105.00
  • Ted Braude September 2019 $105.00
  • jay jeffcoat September 2019 $105.00
  • Thomas Bauer September 2019 $105.00
  • Lisa Farrington September 2019 $105.00
  • Robb Braun August 2019 $105.00
  • Robert Cass September 2019 $100.00
  • Douglas Baker September 2019 $100.00
  • Robert Butler September 2019 $100.00
  • Surf-fur Waterparkas September 2019 $100.00
  • Craig Carlson September 2019 $100.00
  • Steve Marsh September 2019 $100.00
  • Tammy Parry August 2019 $100.00
  • Orange County's United Way July 2019 $69.30
  • gordon kaplan September 2019 $52.50
  • Anonymous August 2019 $52.50
  • Anne Reichman August 2019 $52.50
  • Debra Spencer Happy and proud to support such a wonderful organization! August 2019 $52.50
  • Anonymous June 2019 $52.50
  • Richard (Scott) Trujillo October 2019 $50.00
  • GITA MORENA September 2019 $50.00
  • Thomas Herman September 2019 $50.00
  • MICHAEL BARRETT September 2019 $50.00
  • Ryan McGinty Way to go Joe! Best of luck out there. Thanks for everything that you do! - The McGinty Family September 2019 $50.00
  • Tony Scarcello September 2019 $50.00
  • Carol Wenger September 2019 $40.00
  • Anonymous You are wonderful and beautiful men! My life is blessed to call you both friends! September 2019 $36.75
  • Frank Benedik September 2019 $31.50
  • Phil Silver September 2019 $30.00
  • Jacquelyn Quinonez Thank you for being the father thousands of boys need when life is especially tough -- and a few young women, too (myself included!)! Big love, JS! September 2019 $26.25
  • Steve Gubin September 2019 $26.25
  • Peter Clothier September 2019 $25.00
  • Leslie Peariso September 2019 $25.00
  • thomas marchionda i love you momaluch & popaluch September 2019 $25.00
  • Roth Herrlinger September 2019 $25.00
  • Christopher Cary September 2019 $21.00
  • Julian Kavanagh September 2019 $21.00
  • Doug Beckham September 2019 $20.00
  • Rick Broniec September 2019 $10.00
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