TOM GUDAUSKAS, San Clemente

We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. As we celebrate this holiday season of giving and sharing, we at the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone that made this year so special, especially those that helped make our annual golf tournament and the 2019 Stoke-O-Rama in San Clemente such an amazing success on so many levels.

First, a huge thank you to the city of San Clemente and the San Clemente Parks and Recreation Department for allowing us to have permits for T-Street Beach for the event. Without your support and belief in what we are doing, it simply would not be possible to stoke out so many kids and families in our beautiful community.

We also want to give thanks to Vans, Jack’s Surfboards and Hydro Flask for their support in the fundraising efforts. They have made it possible for the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation to donate $10,000 to the San Clemente Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard Foundation each year and support their efforts to instill the power of positive thinking in their programs. To date, we have been able to donate $80,000 to this program to help provide resources to scholarships, equipment and other needs.

A very special thanks goes out to Bernie and Bryan Wohlfarth. These two amazing San Clemente brothers have taken on the responsibility of organizing the annual Positive Vibe Warriors Golf Tournament. Their tireless effort and dedication is nothing short of inspiring.

The golfing event, held this year at Talega Golf Club, raises funds that have allowed the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation to develop future initiatives and activations to benefit water safety, ocean awareness and surf therapy programs. Thanks also goes out to all the players, as well as the sponsors, who donated their time and resources to make this such a special event. Muchas gracias.

And for those who donate directly to the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation through our website, you are so much appreciated and a big mahalo for your belief and support for what we do—you are the best!

Lastly, a big thank you and shout-out to all the amazing families of San Clemente and all their children who come down to share a day of stoke together at T-Street, celebrating all that is good and positive about sharing waves and friendship. We hope the friendships will last a lifetime.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gudauskas Family and the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation.

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