Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen’s team is coming together to give back and support the next generation, by sponsoring the Boys to Men Mentoring program.
Each year, Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen Warehouse Manager, Ryan Terrell participates in the 100 Wave Challenge to raise money for the Boys to Men Mentoring program. For the past four years, Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen CEO, Joe Christenson, has donated over $1,000 to sponsor Ryan. With the support of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen, Ryan was able to raise $3,500 last year alone.
This year, the whole Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen team is getting involved. The company will sponsor Ryan for $1,000. The company supports several charitable endeavors, including an annual Toys for Tots toy drive.
Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen is a remodeling company in Poway, CA that has helped San Diego homeowners in their redesigning and remodeling process for 32 years. They have always been community-minded, and have supported charities such as Toys for Tots in the past.
“It’s important to me to give back to the community that has made our business what it is.” Joe said. “I want to encourage the next generation of small business owners in our community. As well as support the Boys to Men Mentoring Program. That is our future.”
This year will be Ryan’s fourth year participating in the 100 Wave Challenge for Boys to Men Mentoring. Each year, he is sponsored with the promise that he will surf 100 waves in 12 hours. A devoted father and husband, Ryan knows how important it is for kids to have someone to look up to.
“I know how important it is for a boy to have a strong, positive role model in their life.” Ryan said. “Every kid deserves that, no matter what situation they find themselves in.”
Ryan will be one of hundreds of surfers gathering at Mission Beach on Saturday, September 17th. Celebrity surfers include the 1977 IPS Champion Shaun Tomson and Damien “Damo” Hobgood.
Boys to Men is a mentoring program that works with young men in 30 junior high and high schools in the San Diego area. The program matches mentors with fatherless boys and those in foster care. The goal is to give boys who have grown up in difficult situations a mentor.
Members of the public are welcome to come observe the surf challenge while enjoying a day at the beach. Some of the over 700 boys who have benefited from the Boys to Men Mentoring program will also be in attendance.