[Latest Update: The fundraiser and paddle out were a huge success and tons of fun. Adrian would be happy.
-We raised close to $33,000 through the auctions (live/silent), and raffle.
-Winners can pick up their item(s) at John Colins at 90 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94803 (www.johncolins.com).
-Winners have until 7/12/2008 to claim zee prize.]
As you likely know, on April 28th San Francisco resident, Adrian Ruiz was attacked and killed by a shark while on a surf trip in Mexico. What you might not know is that he was with me, the editor, and a few other friends.
On June 8th at 4 p.m. there will be an auction/fundraiser at Dragon Bar (San Francisco) in honor of Adrian. We have begun collecting auction items. Some items so far include autographed shoes and jerseys from the likes of Baron Davis, Carmelo Anthony, and Allen Iverson, as well as autographed surfboards from various professional surfers.
If you or anyone you know would like to donate an item for this auction/fund raiser, please contact me at [email protected].
Proceeds will be donated to the family of Adrian Ruiz, and other organizations in Adrian’s name. Your help and participation would be greatly appreciated. We hope to see you there.
Check back to this link for further details and items donated.
Location: Dragon Bar, 473 Broadway, SF
Time: June 8th, 4pm until close
Silent Auction: 4-6pm
Live Auction: 6:30
Raffle: To follow live auction (need not be present to win)
Credit Cards will be accepted at event (Visa, MC, AmEx)
Items donated (new items added almost daily)
-Allen Iverson autographed Jersey and Shoes
-Carmelo Anthony autographed Jersey and Shoes
-Baron Davis autographed Jersey
-Golden State Warriors basketball autographed by entire team
-Surfboards (See this page for photos!, and below for the list.)
-Flowlab Longboard Skateboard
-One day use of Bentley Sedan provided by DRIV
-Sunglasses from Kaenon Polarized Optics
-2 tickets to Chihuly (Exhibit) at the de Young Museum
-2 tickets to Women Impressionist (Exhibit) at the Legion of Honor
-Various art pieces from http://www.pixbytrix.com
-His/Hers bikes from Elektra
-Trip for 2 to travel with the Golden State Warriors to an away game, including travel to and from, accommodations at the same hotel as the team, and of course 2 tickets to the game…wow!
-2 nights at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco
-Verizon Wireless phone, Venus by LG, v cast music phone with touch navigation
-One night stay for two people at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort and 4 complimentary rounds of golf at Northstar-at-Tahoe including cart
-10 custom designed trucker hats from Girl Rider (girlrider.com)
-2 tickets to see “The Police” and Elvis Costello at the Shoreline Amphitheatre on Monday July 14, 2008 at 7:30 pm
-Kelly Slater autographed poster
-Bam Margera autographed poster
-AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALLS BY: CARL CRAWFORD; ALBERT PUJOLS; ICHIRO SUZUKI; JOE MAUER; CURT SCHILLING; MIGUEL TEJADA; JUSTIN MORNEAU
-Dirk Nowitski autographed shoes and jersey
-J. Kidd Autographed Jersey
-Phoenix Suns team ball
-Amare Stoudamire autographed jersey
-Gift Certificate to Enrico’s restaurant
-2 Diamond row seats for the A’s game on 7/8 v the Mariners. A tour of the TV (Comcast Sports Net) truck, broadcast booth, and be on the field for batting practice
-2x 90 minute massage gift certificates provided by Wendy Minter in San Mateo, CA
-More and more art from individual artists: print pieces, paintings, and more
-Ross Williams Autographed Surfboard (6’9″ Merrick)
-Keala Kennelly Autographed Surfboard & Picture (6’2″ Ian Wright)
-T. J. Barron Autographed Surfboard & Picture (6’3″ Barron)
-Kekoa Cazimero Autographed Surfboard (6’0″ Eric Arakawa)
-Ezekiel Lau Autographed Surfboard (5’9″ JS Ind.)
-Mark Healey Autographed Surfboard & Picture (7’0″ PYZEL)
-Flynn Novak Autographed Surfboard (6’0″ Bush Man)
-Daniel Jones Autographed Surfboard (5’10” J. Johnston)
-Kekoa Bacalso Autographed Surfboard & Picture (6’0″ Vesso Int.)
-Escape to the Valley from Cordevalle: www.cordevalle.com— 2 nights in a Bungalow for 2 persons, breakfast daily for 2 persons, welcome amenity, choice of one activity for each person: 1 round of golf with cart or a 90 minute classic massage (forecaddie and gratuities not included), wine tasting for 2 persons at clos lachance winery resort fee and applicable taxes included, $250 Spa Basket from Crescent Hotel. Total Value: $2,400
-Game Worn Ron Artest Jersey
-Game Worn Kevin Martin Jersey
-Kobe Bryant autographed basketball
-Phil Jackson autographed basketball
-Kevin Durant autographed shoes
-2 tickets for afternoon or evening cruise from Ruby Sailing
-1977 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mondavi Winery in Oakville, CA, stored in the same cellar for the last 30years @ 50-52 degrees F.
-Brand new Mutant Wetsuit from O’Neil
-Autographed Baseballs from Noah Lowry, Tim Lincecum, and Matt Cain
-2 Nixon Watches (“the vega” for girls in light wood and one brown “the sentry” for guys)
-Hurley Wetsuits, Hats, T-shirts, and more
-4 Giants tickets for 6/13 against the A’s
-Michael Jordan autographed basketball!
Contact [email protected] to donate items for auction.
If you would like to make a cash or check donation, please make checks payable to:
Brant Helms fbo the Adrian Ruiz family or
Eric Griffin fbo the Adrian Ruiz family
All checks can be sent to:
720 Gough unit 49
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you would like to donate an item for raffle/auction, you can contact [email protected], so that we update this site and add it to our list. Items may be sent to:
720 Gough unit 49
San Francisco, CA 94102
Please include your return address that we can send you a receipt for your donation.
That’s it for now. Make sure to check back for more details and remember to link to this: http://thefrontsteps.com/2008/05/09/adrian-ruiz-fundraiser/ to help spread the word and raise some $$ in Adrian’s honor!
–San Francisco Surfer Killed by shark [Surfline]
Look for this Flyer around town, and spread it around!