Kiting to Raise Money
The tradition of an annual Kitesurfing event to raise money for those in need, first started fsix years ago when Kent and a bunch of other (crazy) guys kited from Auckland to Great Barrier Island in an epic mission to raise money for Starship Foundation.
While that was an amazing achievement and the guys raised lots of money, the following year Kent wanted an event that is more accessible and open to anyone to get more people involved in his mission to kite to raise money for a good cause. Born was the idea for a Big Air Competition.
In the second year, Kent joined forces with Juan and Mike and together they made the Big Air event even bigger and better.
While we had to wait several long weeks last year, it was worth it in the end. We had a fun, though wet and slightly crazy, day at Ruakaka Beach and ended up raising over $7.3k for Starship Foundation - a new record for us.
Over the past 4 Big Air Competitions, we have raised a total of over $25,000 for Starship Foundation.
Now in its fifth year, we want to step it up even further to bring together more kiters, have even more fun and of course most importantly, raise more money. In fact, we've set a very ambitious target this year to raise more than $10,000! Find out how you can help here.
The Starship Foundation is a social-profit organisation that raises funds so Starship Children's Health can better care for its young patients. Donations are used to support a variety of initiatives such as building refurbishments, new technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training. All money donated for the Big Air Fundraiser via our donation page will go directly to the Startship Foundation.