Orange County, Calif., (OCTOBER 2013) – KATIN, the original California surf company, is excited to be partnering with nonprofit A Walk On Water (AWOW) which provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to special needs children, while also supporting their families.
“It’s a pleasure and honor to be involved with such an amazing organization, extraordinary people doing selfless acts for humanity,” said Dale Rhodes, Katin Vice President of Sales and longtime AWOW supporter. “We look forward to helping bring even more attention to such a great cause.”
KATIN will help fund and raise awareness for AWOW by not only supporting various events, but also by providing personal contributions through a commitment of sale portions to maintain its strategic partnership with AWOW.
“My previous experience with being involved with the nonprofit Surfers Healing was one of the most heartwarming experiences of my life,” said Mac Beu, President of Katin Men’s Licensing USA. “So when approached by A Walk On Water, I was honored and jumped at the opportunity to get involved.”
“To help others is the most precious and rewarding thing in life” Robert Schmidt, Founder & Managing Partner of Katin worldwide.
AWOW hosts free, day-long events for special needs children and their friends and family. They work to build self-confidence as the kids experience the incomparable thrill of riding the waves and the healing power of the ocean. KATIN is excited to help AWOW share the excitement of surfing with these kids by supporting this powerful cause.
“A Walk On Water takes pride in its relationships with brands that truly understand the meaning of giving back. Because of its roots in early surf culture, the name KATIN stands for itself,” said Pat Notaro III, co-founder of A Walk On Water. “If you wore the board shorts, you were a surfer. It was like a badge of honor. Each summer my dad and I would make the trip to the Seal Beach shop and buy boardies. Without my dad and living this KATIN surf lifestyle there would be no A Walk On Water. We share and let others experience surfing’s therapeutic qualities.”
For upcoming events or more information, visit the A Walk on Water Facebook.
Since the early 1950s, Katin has been known in Southern California for its hand-sewn canvas surf trunks. Created in the heart of Surf City, USA by boat cover makers and Surfside locals, Nancy and Walter Katin, “quality, durability and good looks,” has long been Katin’s motto. Today, Katin remains true to its heritage as the original California surf company. Collaborating with other true-minded companies in the past, the brand continues to evolve, all while keeping in the same mindset as its founders. Visit www.katinusa.com.
ABOUT A WALK ON WATER:
A common bond, love for the ocean, and passion for surfing brought AWOW’s team together. AWOW was started out of inspiration from an annual event held by Variety The Children’s Charity called “Surfers Healing Pat Notaro Day” in 2000. In October of 2012, Pat N. Notaro had an opportunity to host a similar event at Hollister Ranch, Calif., and AWOW was born out of the need to evolve for the greater good. AWOW continues to provide surf therapy for special needs children, and their siblings, who often live in the shadows of their brother or sister. These days/events are dedicated to the children and families sharing waves, while the parents and friends cheer from the beach. Each day is full of empowering moments, leaving families with an unforgettable experience. Visitwww.awalkonwater.com.