Andy King Fundraiser

Posted: October 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

24 June 2004: The surfing community got together to support Cronulla surfer, Andy King. Following  the injuries he sustained after being vicously assaulted outside a local nightclub. Hoping to raise an estimated $80,000 for cochlear implants, a  golf day, surfing contest and celebrity sports auction took place in the ‘Shire’. The Golf Day, raised $20,000 . Hundreds  gathered  to witness ‘King of the Beach’ with small but contestable waves  local and WCT surfers Keiren Perrow, Beau Emerton, Luke Hitchings, Tom Whitaker, Mark Occhilupo, Mick Fanning and others  were a part of the special event. The crowd was  thrilled  when Andy King entered the water alongside former world champion Mark Occhilupo.

Following the surfing event was the celebrity sports auction, which was held at Cronulla Leagues Club. With Occy and Kelly Slater leading the auction, the night  raised a whopping $50,000 .Kelly Slater auctioned his own surfboard. At the completion of the successful fundraiser, the total of  $90,000 was raised. Below Kingy gets mobbed by an emotional beach crowd as he leaves the water  pic CSP


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