Sunday, March 14, 2010
Fishing for Haiti
In a time of crisis, we all know that every little bit helps and resources, especially money are paramount. Although a long way from Dubai, the misfortunes in Haiti still resonate deep in the hearts of many of us who live here. Last week a few enterprising and philanthropic friends decided to put together a weekend get away outside of Dubai to raise money for a good cause and have a good time.
We were lucky enough to have my brother Ryan in town for the event! We picked him up at 2am from the airport and by 6am he was on his way to the fishing boat - jet lag does come in handy sometimes. Unfortunately, despite the fact that Dubai is know for its beautiful winter weather, we didn't get great weather for the event. It was a cold blustery day and both the fishing trip and all the water sports were happening on an at-your-own-risk basis. Both Ryan and Matt stepped off the fishing boating looking at little green. Ironically no actual fish were caught by anyone the entire day! However, given the severe weather conditions the boys entertained themselves by surfing the swells at the front of the boat.
The day concluded with a beach BBQ and a presenation regardind the Save the Children fund where the proceeds of the day will be donated. Good fun for a good cause - a great match!