Just want to thank everyone who helped Team Amihan- Peter, Mags and RR.
Birthday Sponsorship Project
Last week, as a way to celebrate my birthday, I posted a quick fundraising activity because I wanted to expose my young friends from Mati City, Davao Oriental, members of Amihan sa Dahican Surf and Skim team, especially Mags and RR (Peter has his own sponsor already) to other surfing/skimboarding spots. I wanted for them to travel and show their talents by competing during the 10th Rimat Ti Amianan which was held in San Juan, La Union December 4-8, 2013.
Amidst all the problem and hassle that entailed, they arrived in Manila on December 3 and finally in La Union on December 4. My photographer friend Tiara has been kind enough to look after the kids during the whole process. While Cathy and Janeca will join them last weekend. Again, my apologies girls for the lack of coordination and the headache I gave you.
I’m originally scheduled to go with them during the competition but because of an unexpected advance birthday trip I went to Bali, Indonesia instead.
Anyway, just want to be transparent here so here are the sponsorships received and the expenses for the Amihan Kids. The sponsors asked me not to mention their name so I would just use their initials.
500 E. M.
3000 D. E.
5850 M. P.
5000 R. W.
500 Lea M.
2000 K. L.
3000 J. B.
Total Amount raised: Php19,850
7,643.76 RR and Mags Tickets (Davao-Manila)
7,476.16 RR and Mags Tickets (Manila-Davao)
3,000 Budget, food, registration in La Union c/o Tiara
1,730 Mati-Dava0 Airport transpo allowance, Davao Airport terminal fees c/o Aida
Total Expenses: Php19,850.
Remaining Balance: Php 0.00
Thanks again to everyone who supported TEAM AMIHAN boys. I hope we can do this more often,
Special thanks to Tiara Mejos, Cathy Marzo and Janeca Racho for being ates to these kiddos.
PROUD AMIHAN HERE!
Looking on real-time updates from Tiara and Cathy’s feeds I can’t say how proud I am for these kids. This is the time for them to shine and shine they did!
They did great and everyone won!
Cornelio “RR” Bayabos- Champion, Class B skim
Peter Ocdenaria- 3rd place, Class A skim
Magz Abella- Champion, mixed longboard novice / 4th place Class A skim
They also met lots of people that will forever inspire them. Thanks Elaine and Luke for being so kind to the kids.
If there is one thing I learn about this it is “Reaching one’s dream is easier with the help of friends who give without expecting anything in return.”
Finally, RR and Mags made a video for everyone who helped them!
Mabuhay ang lahat ng mga tumulong!
Mahalo from Bali!
Note: All photos used here are form Tiara and Katya’s FB/IG updates.