BeachLife Festival was once again proud to work with Kings Care Foundation and a number of amazing nonprofit partners focused on the South Bay community and the protection of our beaches and oceans. Together, they were able to raise over $150,000 in support of these organizations and the causes they care most about. These partners included: The Redondo Beach Police Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, Heal The Bay, Wyland Foundation, Redondo Beach Education Foundation, South Bay Parkland Conservancy and a number of local nonprofits who were provided with tickets or donations to support their own fundraising events and activities.
Beachlife’s annual silent auction, which took place throughout the festival weekend, was a huge hit and raised over $50,000 for their partners and causes. The wide array of items ranged from signed guitars and merchandise from their headlining artists to unique photography and artwork and even a few lavish trips to the Caribbean.
In addition to the auction, BeachLife held its first annual philanthropy gala the week of the festival. They awarded local standout, Mayor Bill Brand, with the inaugural “Charger Award.” This award is bestowed upon the person who has contributed the most “stoke” to local BeachLife culture by making a significant impact on the local community through selfless action or an exemplary dedication of time and/or resources. Additionally, South Bay Boardriders club was given the inaugural “Breakwater Award” provided to a South Bay company that has dedicated itself to preserving, cultivating, and celebrating our community values. The event itself was able to raise almost $30,000 for their non partners. In addition to the awards, the gala featured intimate performances from Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth and Jim Lindberg of Pennywise.
Additional funds were raised prior to the event through direct donations from individuals and corporate partners including Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Chevron. All in all, BeachLife helped raise over $150,000 for their nonprofit partners this festival cycle.
The BeachLife team is currently gearing up for BeachLife Ranch, taking place September 22-24, 2023. This Country and Americana focused event features artists such as Jack Johnson, The Doobie Brothers, Brad Paisley, The Avett Brothers, Cody Jinks, Wynonna Judd, Midland, Chris Isaak, Parmalee and more. Tickets are available at https://beachliferanch.frontgatetickets.com/. BeachLife Ranch’s philanthropic mission is “Support local and national nonprofit organizations focused on the protection, health and well-being of our veterans and local community.” Featured philanthropies this year will include: Semper Fi & America’s Fund, Fisher House, The Jimmy Miller Foundation, Redondo Beach Police Foundation and others.