Surf Your Heart Out!

Shaun Tomson Takes the 100 Wave Challenge

 

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On Saturday, September 21st, I will take the 100 Wave Challenge and catch 100 waves in ONE DAY to raise $33,000 for a remarkable organization called Boys to Men Mentoring.

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Photo Courtesy of Steve Wilkings

Boys to Men Mentoring (BTM) is a group mentoring program working to connect hundreds of teenage boys to positive male role models they can depend on. BTM programs include weekly, in-school group mentoring, retreat weekends, beach trips, and other activities all geared to improve each boy's overall self-esteem, critical thinking skills, and self-accountability.

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In San Diego County alone, there are 49,937 boys growing up in homes without fathers, and a boy without a dad in his life is 20 times more likely to end up in prison. Fatherless children are more than twice as likely to commit suicide, and 71% of high school dropouts come from a fatherless background. BTM creates communities of mentors for boys who often have no positive male role models. Your support allows them to break the devastating cycle of fatherlessness for hundreds of teenage boys who are working to change their lives for the better.

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My son Luke and I surfing in the 2017 100 Wave Challenge.

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!

 

 

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What is Boys to Men Mentoring?

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Joining me for this year's challenge will be my son Luke

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Luke

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My son Luke with Kelly Slater

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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

  • Anonymous October 2019
  • Timothy and Virginia Bliss September 2019 $250.00
  • Karen Sack September 2019 $210.00
  • Jewish Community Foundation San Diego September 2019 $500.00
  • Stan Shaul September 2019
  • Timothy Stack September 2019
  • Steve Shipsey September 2019
  • Paul Bradford September 2019 $50.00
  • Stuart Coleman September 2019 $35.00
  • Greg Weisman Great cause. September 2019
  • Janelle Struebing September 2019
  • Surfrider Foundation - Santa Barbara Chapter September 2019 $250.00
  • Zog Industries September 2019 $500.00
  • Adrienne Moser September 2019 $50.00
  • Greg & Shelley Hulsizer September 2019 $105.00
  • ANTHONY Lubner September 2019 $105.00
  • Michael Stewart Go Shaun! September 2019 $100.00
  • Antone Moniz September 2019 $262.50
  • Sarah Chavez-Griffin September 2019 $52.50
  • Jim Ryan I hope all of you have a great day of surfing for this very worthy event! September 2019 $131.25
  • randy paskal September 2019
  • Steven Nessim Thanks for Surfing to make a difference in someones life. September 2019 $105.00
  • JM Lind September 2019 $1,050.00
  • Anonymous September 2019 $1,050.00
  • Gregory Mesanko September 2019 $100.00
  • Victoria Harbison In memory of Mathew September 2019 $50.00
  • Balboa MFG September 2019 $525.00
  • Ira Opper Long May You Ride! September 2019 $250.00
  • Mark Chaffiot Many blessings Shaun! September 2019 $105.00
  • Bruce and Helena Barbour September 2019 $100.00
  • Anthony Sine September 2019 $100.00
  • Anonymous September 2019
  • Bob Mignogna September 2019 $52.50
  • james Badham September 2019
  • Reggie Barnes September 2019 $500.00
  • David Rensin September 2019 $100.00
  • Adi Klang September 2019
  • SYNERGY Business & Technology Center September 2019 $100.00
  • Santa Barbara Foundation September 2019 $1,000.00
  • John & Tracy Smaller September 2019 $525.00
  • The Garden Market September 2019 $100.00
  • Anthony Peckham September 2019 $250.00
  • Patrick Moser September 2019 $100.00
  • The Hawkins Foundation September 2019 $500.00
  • Lawrence Lauer September 2019 $52.50
  • Craig Harris September 2019 $50.00
  • Mark Bertoli September 2019 $100.00
  • Eddie Anaya September 2019
  • Lake Effect Surf Shop (Milwaukee, WI) September 2019
  • Eva Hermes September 2019 $250.00
  • Cindy Feinberg September 2019 $50.00
  • Peter Burke September 2019 $315.00
  • Anonymous September 2019
  • Tony Litman Good Job Shaun September 2019
  • Mark Moran September 2019 $105.00
  • John Carbona September 2019
  • norman kane September 2019 $100.00
  • Rick Wilson September 2019 $100.00
  • Brad Gann September 2019 $25.00
  • Judy Foreman September 2019 $50.00
  • Alan Johnson September 2019 $50.00
  • Gordon Merchant September 2019 $105.00
  • Steve Hawk September 2019
  • kim robinson thanks for all you have don't for the kids and surfing ! ps please keep my info only for this event ! thanks kr September 2019 $52.50
  • Paul Wiegard September 2019 $105.00
  • Greg Gorga September 2019 $52.50
  • Nick Nissen Shaun, you are an inspiration to all of us land lubbers. Wish you good health and good waves! Nick Nissen September 2019 $1,000.00
  • Chris Bender September 2019
  • Dean Wiener September 2019 $500.00
  • Nicholas Heldfond September 2019
  • scott dittrich September 2019
  • Rod Dyer September 2019 $105.00
  • gary Ross Thanks for changing young lives for the better! September 2019 $105.00
  • Lance Crouch September 2019 $105.00
  • BC Surf & Sport September 2019 $100.00
  • shari Young Kuchenbecker September 2019 $105.00
  • Anonymous September 2019 $210.00
  • Werner Mansfeld September 2019 $262.50
  • Louis Ros September 2019 $100.00
  • Sean Swentek August 2019 $50.00
  • Thomas Chubb, III August 2019 $100.00
  • Blocksurf August 2019
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Jason Waggoner August 2019 $262.50
  • Andrea Kerzner August 2019 $250.00
  • Naty Saidoff August 2019 $250.00
  • Jon Ylvisaker August 2019 $300.00
  • Claudia Lebenthal August 2019 $52.50
  • Patti Paniccia August 2019
  • Malinda Chouinard August 2019
  • Chris Frohling August 2019 $200.00
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Heritage Surf & Sport August 2019 $100.00
  • dave and suzie kaplan August 2019 $105.00
  • Maui Nix August 2019 $157.50
  • David Berman Great work, Shaun! August 2019
  • Kenneth Grassmyer August 2019 $100.00
  • Katya Armistead August 2019 $50.00
  • paul barnes August 2019 $100.00
  • Richard Gray C. O. D. E. Carry On Doing Excellently August 2019 $80.85
  • Bruce Lockhart August 2019 $52.50
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Alan Bank August 2019 $105.00
  • VALERI ANN Tran August 2019 $52.50
  • Mark Okinaka August 2019
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Stephen Wellman Mahalo nui loa Shaun! Groovy times dude! Huli pau. August 2019 $262.50
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Helen Masterson August 2019
  • Robert Hyman August 2019 $100.00
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Lyndie Irons Thank you Shaun fir all that you do! August 2019 $250.00
  • joanne shefflin August 2019 $525.00
  • Noah Dundas August 2019 $52.50
  • Michael Mee August 2019
  • Peter Whiteley August 2019 $52.50
  • Ben Holmes and Henry Holmes Holmes This donation made in honor of Brent leRoux, our friend and brother and Ben’s football teammate from Australia who recently passed on. His spirit lives on and his brotherhood will never forget him. August 2019 $1,000.00
  • Anonymous August 2019
  • Robby Klapper August 2019 $100.00
  • dan encell August 2019 $100.00
  • Beach House August 2019 $100.00
  • John Glanville Thank you Shaun! August 2019 $105.00
  • Eric Petersen August 2019 $52.50
  • Bill Hurst August 2019 $52.50
  • Richard Arlook August 2019
  • Pierce Flynn August 2019 $52.50
  • Kira Redmond August 2019 $50.00
  • JAMES WILLIS Andrew England, RIP... still mayor of my Zancudo. August 2019 $105.00
  • Glenn Brumage August 2019 $100.00
  • Jacks Surfboards August 2019 $250.00
  • Devon Howard August 2019 $100.00
  • Pete Stauffer August 2019 $26.25
  • Raymond Chafe August 2019 $100.00
  • David Carsel August 2019 $100.00
  • matt warshaw August 2019 $100.00
  • Una Baker Good Luck Shaun! Love you, Una August 2019 $262.50
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  • JM Lind September 2019 $1,050.00
  • Anonymous September 2019 $1,050.00
  • Santa Barbara Foundation September 2019 $1,000.00
  • Nick Nissen Shaun, you are an inspiration to all of us land lubbers. Wish you good health and good waves! Nick Nissen September 2019 $1,000.00
  • Ben Holmes and Henry Holmes Holmes This donation made in honor of Brent leRoux, our friend and brother and Ben’s football teammate from Australia who recently passed on. His spirit lives on and his brotherhood will never forget him. August 2019 $1,000.00
  • Balboa MFG September 2019 $525.00
  • John & Tracy Smaller September 2019 $525.00
  • joanne shefflin August 2019 $525.00
  • Jewish Community Foundation San Diego September 2019 $500.00
  • Zog Industries September 2019 $500.00
  • Reggie Barnes September 2019 $500.00
  • The Hawkins Foundation September 2019 $500.00
  • Dean Wiener September 2019 $500.00
  • Peter Burke September 2019 $315.00
  • Jon Ylvisaker August 2019 $300.00
  • Antone Moniz September 2019 $262.50
  • Werner Mansfeld September 2019 $262.50
  • Jason Waggoner August 2019 $262.50
  • Stephen Wellman Mahalo nui loa Shaun! Groovy times dude! Huli pau. August 2019 $262.50
  • Una Baker Good Luck Shaun! Love you, Una August 2019 $262.50
  • Timothy and Virginia Bliss September 2019 $250.00
  • Surfrider Foundation - Santa Barbara Chapter September 2019 $250.00
  • Ira Opper Long May You Ride! September 2019 $250.00
  • Anthony Peckham September 2019 $250.00
  • Eva Hermes September 2019 $250.00
  • Andrea Kerzner August 2019 $250.00
  • Naty Saidoff August 2019 $250.00
  • Lyndie Irons Thank you Shaun fir all that you do! August 2019 $250.00
  • Jacks Surfboards August 2019 $250.00
  • Karen Sack September 2019 $210.00
  • Anonymous September 2019 $210.00
  • Chris Frohling August 2019 $200.00
  • Maui Nix August 2019 $157.50
  • Jim Ryan I hope all of you have a great day of surfing for this very worthy event! September 2019 $131.25
  • Greg & Shelley Hulsizer September 2019 $105.00
  • ANTHONY Lubner September 2019 $105.00
  • Steven Nessim Thanks for Surfing to make a difference in someones life. September 2019 $105.00
  • Mark Chaffiot Many blessings Shaun! September 2019 $105.00
  • Mark Moran September 2019 $105.00
  • Gordon Merchant September 2019 $105.00
  • Paul Wiegard September 2019 $105.00
  • Rod Dyer September 2019 $105.00
  • gary Ross Thanks for changing young lives for the better! September 2019 $105.00
  • Lance Crouch September 2019 $105.00
  • shari Young Kuchenbecker September 2019 $105.00
  • dave and suzie kaplan August 2019 $105.00
  • Alan Bank August 2019 $105.00
  • John Glanville Thank you Shaun! August 2019 $105.00
  • JAMES WILLIS Andrew England, RIP... still mayor of my Zancudo. August 2019 $105.00
  • Michael Stewart Go Shaun! September 2019 $100.00
  • Gregory Mesanko September 2019 $100.00
  • Bruce and Helena Barbour September 2019 $100.00
  • Anthony Sine September 2019 $100.00
  • David Rensin September 2019 $100.00
  • SYNERGY Business & Technology Center September 2019 $100.00
  • The Garden Market September 2019 $100.00
  • Patrick Moser September 2019 $100.00
  • Mark Bertoli September 2019 $100.00
  • norman kane September 2019 $100.00
  • Rick Wilson September 2019 $100.00
  • BC Surf & Sport September 2019 $100.00
  • Louis Ros September 2019 $100.00
  • Thomas Chubb, III August 2019 $100.00
  • Heritage Surf & Sport August 2019 $100.00
  • Kenneth Grassmyer August 2019 $100.00
  • paul barnes August 2019 $100.00
  • Robert Hyman August 2019 $100.00
  • Robby Klapper August 2019 $100.00
  • dan encell August 2019 $100.00
  • Beach House August 2019 $100.00
  • Glenn Brumage August 2019 $100.00
  • Devon Howard August 2019 $100.00
  • Raymond Chafe August 2019 $100.00
  • David Carsel August 2019 $100.00
  • matt warshaw August 2019 $100.00
  • Richard Gray C. O. D. E. Carry On Doing Excellently August 2019 $80.85
  • Sarah Chavez-Griffin September 2019 $52.50
  • Bob Mignogna September 2019 $52.50
  • Lawrence Lauer September 2019 $52.50
  • kim robinson thanks for all you have don't for the kids and surfing ! ps please keep my info only for this event ! thanks kr September 2019 $52.50
  • Greg Gorga September 2019 $52.50
  • Claudia Lebenthal August 2019 $52.50
  • Bruce Lockhart August 2019 $52.50
  • VALERI ANN Tran August 2019 $52.50
  • Noah Dundas August 2019 $52.50
  • Peter Whiteley August 2019 $52.50
  • Eric Petersen August 2019 $52.50
  • Bill Hurst August 2019 $52.50
  • Pierce Flynn August 2019 $52.50
  • Paul Bradford September 2019 $50.00
  • Adrienne Moser September 2019 $50.00
  • Victoria Harbison In memory of Mathew September 2019 $50.00
  • Craig Harris September 2019 $50.00
  • Cindy Feinberg September 2019 $50.00
  • Judy Foreman September 2019 $50.00
  • Alan Johnson September 2019 $50.00
  • Sean Swentek August 2019 $50.00
  • Katya Armistead August 2019 $50.00
  • Kira Redmond August 2019 $50.00
  • Stuart Coleman September 2019 $35.00
  • Pete Stauffer August 2019 $26.25
  • Brad Gann September 2019 $25.00
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