TWO-time world champion Tom Carroll will feature at the newly named Surfest Charity Cup tag-team event, which will support the Mark Hughes Foundation in February.
Formerly a fund-raiser for SurfAid, the Evolution Business Advisers Charity Cup will support the former Newcastle Knights player’s foundation and aim to secure more than $100,000 towards the fight against brain cancer. Carroll be a wildcard for the team who raises the most funds, as well as providing coaching.
The February 23 Cup at Dixon Park will feature 20 business teams of four surfers competing on the final Friday of the annual Surfest carnival. In the past two years, the event has raised more than $120,000 for SurfAid, a not-for-profit humanitarian organisation.
Hughes was excited to see his foundation become part of Newcastle’s long-running surfing festival.
"Surfest is such an iconic event in Newcastle each year and we are proud to have MHF as part of this year's corporate event,” Hughes said.
“The Evolution Charity Cup gives local businesses the chance to have some fun in the waves whilst supporting our local charity.
"With a significant amount of money that the organisers are looking to raise, it will be a huge boost in our efforts in finding answers to brain cancer.”
Team registration for the event is $400 which includes an event T-shirt, lunch, prizes and an after-party at Dixon Park Surf Club.