Seymour Center to receive funding from surf
By Tim Stephens
For the third year in a row, the Surf Industry Manufacturers
Association (SIMA) will provide a grant to support education
programs at UCSC's Seymour Marine Discovery Center. The Seymour
Center is one of 10 environmental organizations chosen by SIMA
to receive proceeds from the Waterman's Weekend, the surf industry's
annual environmental fundraiser.
The SIMA Environmental Fund provides grants to environmental
organizations based on their commitment to specific projects
that will protect and preserve oceans, beaches, or surf breaks.
The Seymour Center will use the funds from SIMA to educate young
people about the role marine science plays in understanding
and conserving the world's oceans.
The exact amount of the grant depends on the funds raised during
the Waterman's Weekend. Last year, the Seymour Center received
over $12,000 from the SIMA Environmental Fund.
The annual Waterman's Weekend serves as the primary fundraiser
for the SIMA Environmental Fund through the Waterman's Classic
Golf Tournament and Waterman's Ball and Auction. This year's
Waterman's Classic will take place August 26 at the Monarch
Beach Golf Links. The Waterman's Ball and Auction will be held
August 27 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in
Dana Point, California.
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