DONORS TO CONTRIBUTE BOAT AND EQUIPMENT FOR WAKE SURF AND SKI CLINIC
AUSTIN, TEXAS July 20, 2017 – This August, Boneshaker Project teams up with community philanthropists Carlos and Ellen Ortiz to bring a Boneshaker Wake Surf and Water Ski Clinic to underserved youth in Austin. Over four days, ten middle-school aged youth who have participated in Boneshaker events and displayed excellent character and grit will be invited to learn how to wake surf and water ski in the warm waters of Lake Austin. Under the instruction and supervision of the Ortiz Family and Boneshaker Staff, participants will learn boat safety, develop water sports skills, and enjoy a unique opportunity to experience a new sport.
“We have this amazing community of water sport enthusiasts and generous neighbors and we thought how great would it be if we teamed up with Boneshaker to share the water sports we love with kids who might not yet have experienced these activities,” says Carlos Ortiz, local artist and philanthropist. He and his wife Ellen, who is an attorney and real estate developer, live on the water in Westlake and have generously offered their boats, equipment, and water sport expertise to Boneshaker Project.
The clinic will occur on August 1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th from 9:00am – 11:30am. Two boats donated for clinic use by the Ortiz Family and their neighbors from the Orleans Harbor community will embark from Walsh Landing after a brief land safety lesson. Boneshakers (kids ages 11-13) will split into two groups of five for more one-on-one instruction. All participants will be on scholarship with a nominal fee of $50.