California self-storage operator A-1 Self Storage donated money to support the 18th Annual Luau and Longboard Invitational Surf for the Cure event Aug. 21 at Scripps Beach in San Diego, Calif.
The funds raised benefited the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center, one of 40 National Cancer Institutes designated comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. The event also helped raise awareness and funds for research, educational programs, outreach and patient care. Since, 1993, the event has raised more than $5 million for cancer research and care at the Moores Cancer Center.
During the event, each company-sponsored team of four was paired with a longboard legend to compete in the surfing contest. The Luau began around noon at Pawka Green on the campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Guests dined on a tropical buffet and were entertained by live music and traditional Polynesian dancing from the Healii's Polynesian Revue. There was also a live and silent auction that included surf boards, memorabilia and trips.
A-1 Self Storage has 16 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in South California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.