FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Surf Film Festival and Twenty@ pledge $1 per online viewer of Runmans Groms Lil Ray and His Frenz to Stoked Mentoring in the spirit of their 6th Anniversary!
August 31, 2011 – New York, NY – The New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) presented by Barbados is pleased to announce our second charitable digital screening room today with a special 48 hour online screening of the 2009 NYSFF Viewers Choice Winner, Runmans Groms Lil Ray N His Frenz. In honor of Stoked Mentoring’s 6th Anniversary, Twenty@ and the NYSFF are pledging $1 per viewer of the film to Stoked Mentoring, up to 1,000 views or $1,000.
“The NYSFF has stepped up to raise dollars and awareness for surf related charities such as ours,” says Steve Larosiliere founder of Stoked Mentoring. “We’re so honored to be a beneficiary to NYSFF’S charitable digital screening program”
The New York Surf Film Festival digital screening room is hosted on the NYSFF Facebook page and will support its partner non-for-profit foundations all year long through a series of online film screenings. For updates about future online screenings and the 2011 NYSFF, fans can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About Stoked Mentoring
Stoked, a non-profit organization, was founded on the belief that the courage and perseverance needed to learn action sports would be an ideal way to teach those life skills to youth from disadvantaged urban communities. Stoked’s mission is to empower youth from under-served communities to achieve a more successful future by providing programs based in action sports culture that result in personal development, academic achievement, positive relationships, and a healthy lifestyle. Stoked receives its funding from individuals, corporations, foundations. and special events annually. Founded in 2005 by Steve Larosiliere and Sal Masekela, the 501c3 organization operates in both New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit Stoked.org.
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New York Surf Film Festival
The New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent surf film. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. The New York Surf Film Festival’s aim is to build upon and shape the idea of what a surf movie is, while fostering the growth of this global community in NYC.
The New York Surf Film Festival will take place September 15 – 17, 2011. Tickets go on sale September 6th, 2011. Further information about the New York Surf Film Festival is available at www.NYSurfFilm.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail to New York Surf Film Festival LLC 242 President St #3R Brooklyn, NY 11231.
The New York Surf Film Festival is proud to welcome Barbados as our 2011 Presenting sponsor.
The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes. Rated as one of the world’s sexiest beaches in 2008 by Concierge.com; Barbados’ Crane Beach in St. Philip stands as a premier destination for travelers. Barbados is also the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island with numerous internationally renowned chefs who masterfully put signature spins on local delicacies and traditions. Barbados is an ideal stage for world-class events and in collaboration with American Express Publishing Corporation, Barbados has hosted its first annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival in November 2010. The country has also hosted numerous athletic championships, including the 2006 PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals in 2007, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry of Wales in 2010, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals for 2010. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas, to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport offers even more non-stop and direct service from a growing number of U.S. cities via Jet Blue and American Airlines, making Barbados the true gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. Barbados was voted eighth in the World by Trip Advisor’s ‘2008 Travelers Choice Destination Awards’ in its Top 100 Destinations category. For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VisitBarbados, via Twitter @Barbados or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at 1.800.221.9831.
NYSFF is stoked to have NIKE 6.0 and Skullcandy as the Official 2011 Supporting Sponsors.
NYSFF welcomes our 2011 media partner Surfing Magazine.
NYSFF welcomes Brugal Rum as our official 2011 Liquor sponsor
NYSFF welcomes Saturdays NYC as our official retail shop.
NYSFF is honored to have support from our friends of the festival Twenty@, Sticky Bumps, NYSurfingBuddies, Vita Coco, Surfers Village, Rick Maulwitz Surfboards and Hive Surf.
NYSFF is proud to support the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Waves for Development, Stoked Mentoring, Waves of Health, and Surfrider Foundation.
For Media and Sponsorship Inquiries Contact:
Morgan Rae Berk