Reef Check News


Tickets on Sale for Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala


2013-08-19



Tickets are on sale for this year's Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala to be held Thursday, September 19 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, California. The evening will recognize the contributions of our “Heroes of the Reef” each having demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ocean conservation.

We honor the late Bob Meistrell’s lifetime commitment to the sea by celebrating his life and legacy and the 60th anniversary of his co-founding of Body Glove and California’s surf culture with his twin brother, Bill. Their development of the first practical wetsuit has allowed millions of people around the world to enjoy reefs and oceans as they did.

Dirk Burcham will be honored with the Citizen Scientist of the Year Award for his commitment and dedication to marine conservation as a Reef Check California volunteer diver. For the past four years, Dirk has led all southern California Reef Checkers in completing the most survey transects.

The gala will also feature entertainment by La Mer and silent and live auctions with fabulous vacations and items donated by Spirit of Freedom, TUSA, SeaLife, Donsol Eco Tour Inc., and many more. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of a wonderful night, tickets can be purchased at http://www.reefcheck.org/events/gala2013/ Sponsorship and auction donation opportunities are also available.

Thank you to our 2013 sponsors: Body Glove, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Edison International, Nova Ortho-Med, Oakley Inc., VeeV, and ViralBooth.

Proceeds from the gala will fund educational programs for children and the conservation of tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs.