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07.24.2015

Friday, July 24, 2015
Photography by Julie Ellerton / julieellerton@malibutimes.com
 
Duke’s Malibu kicked off its annual summer festivities with the first Big Wednesday of the year on July 15. Malibu locals, family and friends came out to support THERAsurf, which provides an opportunity for special needs children to forget their disabilities and ride the waves with the help of founders Kim Bordenave Gamboa and Jimmy Gamboa, and a host of dedicated volunteers.
 
Through Duke’s Legacy of Aloha program, proceeds from Big Wednesday will benefit local causes, including Malibu Coast Lifesaving Association, Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club, Young & Brave Foundation, Life Rolls On, Callie’s Cause and Malibu Lions Club.
 
The grand finale on August 12 will support all sponsors and foundations and will take place in the Ocean Room.
 
Photos: Heather Odell, Justine Ferry and Dylan Blakely
Duke’s Malibu servers Heather Odell, Justine Ferry and Dylan Blakely work the raffle table at the first Big Wednesday event of the year.
 
David Carter
Longtime Malibu resident and professional surfer David Carter fills out raffle tickets to help THERAsurf.
 
Big Wednesday Crew
The THERAsurf team, founders Kim Bordenave Gamboa and Jimmy Gamboa, Jamie Miestrell, Anthony Petruso, Kevin McCarthy, Charity Britton, Doug Kennedy at Duke’s for Big Wednesday.
 
Marissa Graska and Addison Arquette
Duke’s employees Marissa Graska and Addison Arquette purchase raffle tickets at the first Big Wednesday for THERAsurf.
 
 

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