Switchfoot Hosts Surf Contest To Benefit Homeless Children

San Diego surfers turned rockers Switchfoot will be hosting on May 14 the Switchfoot Bro-Am, a surf contest/concert event, to raise money for Care House, an organization serving homeless kids in the band's hometown.

"Surfing and music have occupied most of our lives...introduced us to our dreams, our friends, and most of our favorite places," said the band. "The support that we've received from the music scene and the surfing community over the years has been simply amazing. So we've dreamed up a way to give back to the San Diego community that has given us so much."

A strongly promoted local event, the Switchfoot Bro-Am will be held from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm at Moonlight Beach in San Diego and is raising Care House funds via public awareness and surfing contest entry fees ($500 per four-member team) that include 12 tickets to a Switchfoot concert and Bro-Am awards ceremony later that same evening. The concert will be exclusively held for Bro-Am contestants, radio contest winners, and Care House kids.

Throughout the day, the Switchfoot Bro-Am sponsors will give homeless kids a great day at the beach, providing free shoes and clothes, surf lessons and INT foam boards, Taylor guitars and guitar lessons, and most of all: a chance to dream.

"The biggest thing that we can do for these kids is to show them that they are important and needed and loved," the band says.

For the latest news about Switchfoot, click over to Switchfoot.com.