Kitesurfing & Bingo for a Cause

Changing people’s lives…

Kitesurfing is one of the most popular water sports in the world with approximately 1.5 million kitesurfers across the globe. This statistic is based on the research conducted by the International Kiteboarding Association and the International Sailing Federation. Bingo, on the other hand, has long been the favorite leisure activity of most American and British nationals. In fact, recent studies showed that there are more than 3 million people that play online bingo in the United Kingdom alone.

Richard Branson Kitesurfing

Both kitesurfing and bingo have proven to be an effective avenue when it comes to helping different charitable institutions. Since the market of kitesurfing and bingo are huge, many organizers have decided to host charity events in line with both activities. The most recent kitesurfing charity event was the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, which broke the record for having the largest parade of kitesurfers in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The event was led by business mogul Sir Richard Branson together with 318 kitesurfers. All the money that was raised went to Snow-Camp, which is a charitable institution that promotes snow sports to the inner city children.

Charity bingo has been used by many organizations to raise funds; and the latest addition to this kind of event was the Charity Drag Bingo held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. This fundraising event was for the benefit of the Melonhead Foundation, which helps cancer patients and their families. Aside from playing bingo, the players also competed for the best in costume and enjoyed live entertainment from the drag divas.

While doing what you love, you can enjoy the games and at the same time, touch other people’s lives by hosting your own charity event. Look for companies that are active in supporting different charities so you can increase your chances of getting a sponsorship. A good example of this is Betfair, which currently support nine local charities in the UK, three in Romania, two in Ireland, and one in Malta. If you’re not ready to host your own charity event, you can just participate in any of the events listed at Do It For Charity.

This is a guest post by one of our readers. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of inMotion Kitesurfing.


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