Military Connection: Conquering the Surf


By Debbie Gregory.

The Infinite Hero Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds the programs that drive innovation and accessibility of effective treatments for returning military heroes and their families.

The Infinite Hero Foundation, along with partners Team Red, White and Blue and Oakley,  is hosting a surf clinic for military Veterans in conjunction with the 2015 Oakley Lowers Pro.

Ambassadors and coaches for Oakley will join volunteers for a surfing clinic on Sunday, April 26th, from 8 am to 2 pm at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. The event is part of a weekend of activities tailored specifically for Veterans as part of Team RWB’s Veterans Surf Camp and Leadership Development program.

“We’re extremely thankful to Oakley and the Infinite Hero Foundation for making this camp possible,” said Andrew Hutchinson, Team RWB Director of Camps and Special Programs. “There’s something very symbolic about surfing — getting up time and again after falling — that can be carried over to life.”

Infinite Hero Foundation is deeply committed to rewarding the sacrifices and bravery of those who have risked their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Team RWB is a well-matched collaborator, as their mission is to enrich the lives of American veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity to help with reintegration from active duty and recovery from combat wounds.

The Oakley Lowers Pro is located in a perfect surf location,  on land owned by the United States Navy, adjacent to the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton base.  Cuan Petersen, Oakley’s Global Sports Marketing Director, says the event gives them the chance to host some of the world’s best surfers from around the globe, while also giving back to the Veterans who selflessly protect everyone’s freedom. Added to that, the relevance of the historic location makes it a perfect fit for a great event.

Veterans participating in the Oakley surf clinic will also be invited to attend the Oakley Lowers Pro as VIP guests on Tuesday, April 28, the opening day of competition. Oakley athlete autographed surfboards will be auctioned online to raise money and awareness for Infinite Hero Foundation.

Fans around the world can tune into the Oakley Lowers Pro live webcast at for live video coverage and scoring for all five days of competition, beginning April 28th at the Lower Trestles, through to May 2nd.

You can find more information at the website above, on Facebook and Twitter, @Oakley, or on Instagram @Oakleysurfing. You can also join the conversation using #oakleypro

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Military Connection: Conquering the Surf: By Debbie Gregory