Sunday, April 13, 2008

We're Teed Off and Not taking It Anymore

Everyone and all organizations alike have been affected by cancer in some way and ,unfortunately, Malibu Boats is no exception. We have lost two members of our family, Becky Sewell and Kathy Anderson to their battles with cancer, but we refuse to loose the fight. These women inspired Malibu as a company to raise money for the American Cancer Society. So every year since their passing we have raised money for the Relay For life. Fund raising efforts have ranged from dunk tanks to Relay For Life teams to selling hot dogs in the factories at lunch. One of the most successful events is our annual golf tournament, which took place this past Saturday.

We teed it up to fight cancer at Rancho Del Ray golf course in Atwater, California. 39 teams, 156 people, participated in the 4th Annual Malibu Boats Relay For Life Golf Tournament. The tournament has been sold out for weeks. This is always a really fun event and this year was no exception. There was no shortage of Malibu boats on display
nor were we lacking Malibu Boats family and friends on the course. One of the boats at the tournament was ear-marked as a hole-in-one prize. A 2008 Sunscape 20 LSV floated near by a par 3. Although we all planned on acing that hole, it didn't happen.

Oh well, at least we raised about 10 grand. Now we are getting ready for the Merced Relay for Life. That is the next fund raising event we will participate in.

This event not only brought all of us together to raise money for a great cause and have a lot of fun. It gave us all a chance to remember those who have had their lives compromised or simply cut short by this disease. We salute their fight and wage our own battle by beating cancer back with a club, a golf club that is.

We miss you Beckster and Kathy and we will continue to be teed off at the disease that took you both form us too soon. And we are turning that anger into research dollars. We know you would be proud.

To donate contact:
American Cancer Society
301 W. 18th St. Suite 101
Merced, CA 95340
Phone #: (209) 722-3341
Email Address:

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