In the past few months, the Valpo Surf Project (VSP) has hosted its annual Silent Auction Fundraisers in Boston and NYC. On Friday, May 5th our annual Boston Silent Auction Fundraiser took place at CIC Venture Café in Cambridge with generous food and drink donations from Anna’s Taqueria, Flatbread Pizza Company, Downeast Cider, and Sam Adams. On June 23rd, we hosted our NYC Fundraiser at Projective Space with delicious donations from Sierra Nevada, Gosling’s Rum, Downeast Cider, and Los Andes Bakery.
Our silent auction, the main event of both nights, featured items from Marblehead Sail Bags, Flywheel, Tiffany White Photography, Drift Bikinis, Chipotle, Aircraft Aerial Arts, and Barrington Coffee in Boston. In NYC, our event featured donations from Union Surfboards, Rozbern Surfboards, DaveySky Surfboards, Brian Wynn Surfboards, Whispering Angel, Tacombi Tacos, City Winery, The Soil and The Sea, Fair Harbor Clothing, Bare Wires Surf Shop, and Conatus Surf Club. With the help of our donors and attendees, we were able to meet our fundraising goals which will support VSP’s mission and directly impact the many kids we work with in Valparaíso.
These events also could not have been a success without the time and support from our organizing committee and volunteers including Nick Napolitano, Mackenzie Maher-Coville, Beatriz Bolaños, Varun Konanki, Maya Holzhauer, Pennie Taylor, Pete Cooke, Ian Brody, Callum Melrose, Allison Webber, Henry Myer, Johnny Feffer, Jamie Lynch, Colleen Thibeault, Pat Ryder, Emily Leighton, Mackenzie Leighton, Connor Warakomski, Britney Warakomski, Garry Ng, Dean Thompson, Stacey Anderson, TJ Riley, Zeke Gillette, Brian Lavalle, Brendan O’Donnell, Aimee Aurol, Sheila Walsh, Corey Frank, James Lunt, Virginia Lunt, Vickie French, and many more.
We hope that the attendees enjoyed the event and, as always, we are so appreciative of the support that you all show for our kids! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!