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KB4girls teams up with Boardsports and Kitopia to empower women and raise funds for Girls Inc.

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TAMPA/SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN, April 30th, 2012: This past weekend 29 women came together for the 4th annual KB4girls global event in Alameda and San Mateo, a womens only kiteboarding event to empower and motivate women to overcome fears and challenges and make new friends along the way.

While 7 complete beginners joined the group and showed courage by taking up a very addictive new sport the more advanced girls had to push themselves and each other to new limits and try new tricks that they had not attempted before. KB4girls founder and 9x World Champion Kristin Boese as well as Pro-Kiteboarder and Bay Area Super Star Sandy Parker from Kitopia first demonstrated each trick in detail on the water and on land and then took each of the females out for a spin once the wind kicked in on Sunday afternoon.

Boardsports’ local host and shop/school owner Jane Cormier, who did an incredible job organizing and hosting the event, says: “I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing and inspirational event. Our KB4Girls women gather with the hope of improving their kiteboarding skills. They leave with huge smiles, new learned skills, new friends, a new community of women to ride with, and tremendous satisfaction from raising funds for such a wonderful local charity. The most satisfaction and joy for me personally comes from knowing that Kristin Boese, Sandy Parker, our Boardports Team, our participants, and all of our volunteers make a huge difference through our event’s charitable fundraising for Girls Inc of the Island City. We raised over $6,000 and are proud to support a cause that is such a perfect match for the spirit for the KB4Girls Events.”

All participating women pledged to raise funds for Girls Inc. of the Island City, the charity of choice for the clinic. Girls Inc., is a nation wide non-profit organization that encourages girls to be strong, smart and bold. The local affiliated Girls Inc. of the Island City was founded 47 years ago and has done an amazing job working for and with girls of Alameda ever since.

Already in 2011 Girls Inc. of the Island City was the chosen charity for the KB4girls global event in the Bay Area and $7000 were raised. This year well over $6000 have been raised to date through personal fundraising pages of the participating females the personal fundraising pages there of the participating girls as well as a silent auctions with many amazing prices from female owned business in the Bay Area. The fundraising pages will stay active until Mai 15, 2012 and all female kiters are hoping for more donations from their family and friends to be able to match or top last years donation to Girls Inc.

Many congrats go out to the fundraising queen Kristina Kind, the Best Trick winners; Sylvia Keller (most tricks tried and wettest kite, she held nothing back); Jennifer Cambell (for landing tons of her first ever back spins; and the Most Bold Beginner winner Judith Kline for catching some seriously awesome air while body dragging in the water.

A huge thanks goes to Jane Cormier (host), Rebecca Geffert (host), Sandy Parker (host and instructor), Josh Anon (photographer), Mike Smitheman (instructor), Tim Waterman (Instructor), Michael MIrisciotta (Instructor), Chris Apicella (BBQ master), Gail Romano (BBQ Master), Tay Nelson (Coordinator), Loren Brock (Coordinator). Sontian M-Stionson (Coordinator), Vinnie Tieto (Kite Launcher), Eddie Dikitanan (photographer), Francois Jeanneau (kite launcher) Dan Fu (Kite Launcher), Ray Mond (BBQ Master), Diana Biondo (Food Shopping), Kristina Kind (Media Promotion), and Eric Patena of Crate Crafted Events (DJ spinnin’ great music for us at our BBQ). We could not have had such an awesome time without the help of all of hosts, instructors, and volunteers.

We also want to thank our generous Silent Auction and BBQ donation participants. These donors of local wellness businesses helped to raise an additional $685 for our event. They include the San Francisco Bay Club, The San Francisco Boardsailing Association, Rebuild Restore, Enliven Health, Absolute Chiropractic, Red Dragon Yoga, Adventurous.com, Mieze Steinberg Massage, and Jae Berman Nutrition.

The KB4girls foundation and their worldwide tour is supported by Best Kiteboarding, DaKine, Baby-G and Vitamizzer.

The 2012 KB4girls GLOBAL calendar reads as follows:

March 10 to 11, 2012                    Sydney, Australia

March 13 to 15, 2012                    KTA Pranburi, Thailand

April 28 to 29, 2012                       San Francisco, USA

June 15 to 17, 2012                      El Gouna, Egypt

July 27 to 29, 2012                        Lancing, Great Britain

September 21 to 23, 2012             Dream Extreme Montauk/NY, USA

About KB4girls

KB4girls is a foundations that empowers females through the sport of kiteboarding that was launched in November 2009 by 9x Kiteboarding World Champion Kristin Boese. While the international clinic events gives female athletes from around the world the chance to get together for a fun and female experience it also motivates them to push their kiteboarding skills to the next level and possibly start to compete in kiteboarding.

Another goal of the KB4girls events is to support local charities that reach out to females in need which is done through fundraising at the KB4girls events.

 

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KB4girls stands for both, Kristin Boese for Girls and Kite Boarding for Girls and while the foundation was originally founded by Kristin to simply support females in kiteboarding through free clinics based on motivational and skill training it has quickly become a global network for female kiteboarding and now reaches out to others in need through fundraising as well.

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