Switchfoot Bro-Am Kick-Off Auction Night

2012 Switchfoot Bro Am

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Grammy Award-Winning Rock Act Switchfoot Presents Switchfoot Bro-Am Kick-Off Auction Night Soiree At The Crosby At Rancho Santa Fe To Benefit StandUp For Kids

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, May 20, 2012 -- The Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on Saturday, June 16, 2012. An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot's heart, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while also benefiting local at-risk youth. Since its inception in 2005, the Bro-Am has raised more than $515,000 for San Diego-based children's charities. (www.switchfoot.com/c/bro-am)

On Thursday, June 14, as a kickoff to the 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley, the community is invited to join Switchfoot at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe for the Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree. The festive event will benefit StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization founded in San Diego dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids.

The evening will feature a "taste of San Diego" format, and guests will savor signature dishes from the area's leading restaurants including 2Good2B Bakery & Café, Bull Taco, Chuao Chocolatier, The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe, Crush Restaurant & Wine Lounge, Del Mar Rendezvous, East Coast Pizza, Flavor Del Mar, Jake’s Del Mar, Luna Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pacific Coast Grill, Pacifica Del Mar, Pizza Port Brewing, Rimel’s Rotisserie, Solace & The Moonlight Lounge, and Zenbu.

Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive live performance, awe-inspiring entertainment by mentalist Lior Suchard, opportunity drawings, and fantastic silent and live auctions featuring Switchfoot's own Drew Shirley as auctioneer and emcee.

"The Bro-Am has been my favorite time of the year ever since we started it back in '05," notes Switchfoot's Jon Foreman. "To see our hometown come together to help out a deserving group of kids is an incredible experience. We feel truly honored to again partner with StandUp For Kids, an incredible organization serving at-risk youth here in San Diego and across the country. Last year was our biggest year ever, and we hope to top it again this year."

Tickets are limited, and are $150 per person. VIP tickets are $225 per person, and include a VIP reception and meet & greet with Switchfoot. The auction night is sponsored by The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe, Kaiser Permanente, Ashford University, Redfearn & Associates, and Ranch & Coast Magazine.

Switchfoot Bro-Am Kick-Off Auction Night Soiree
When: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6pm (VIP tickets 5pm)
Where: The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe
Tickets: $150 each, or $225 for VIP, available via www.switchfoot.com/c/bro-am

For complete information about the Switchfoot Bro-Am, please visit www.switchfoot.com/c/bro-am

SWITCHFOOT - comprising Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) - recently launched its 2012 North American headlining tour. For itinerary, visit http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/c/tourdates. The GRAMMY®-winning band celebrated Record Store Day by releasing a limited edition CD entitled Vice Re-Verses on Saturday, April 21. The EP features remixes of songs from its latest album, Vice Verses, by Paper Route's JT Daly, Owl City's Adam Young, Photek, Darren King and DandJ. A digital version of Vice Re-Verses was released on May 1 and includes a remix of the band's new single, "Afterlife," by Neon Feather, the winner of the Switchfoot Remix Contest sponsored by Ultimate Ears (http://www.talenthouse.com/remix-for-switchfoot).

The mission of StandUp For Kids is to end the cycle of youth homelessness. The organization's volunteers go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives by providing and connecting them with lifesaving services. StandUp For Kids has been recognized by both the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations and the U.S. Justice Department for the impact and scope of its programs. Charity Navigator recently recognized StandUp For Kids as one of the most efficient and effective nonprofits in the United States. To find out more, visit www.standupforkids.org.