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The San Diego Exploratory Foundation (SDEF) is spearheading the fundraising and organizing efforts for ANOC World Beach Games 2019. SDEF is a non-profit organization led by a group of civic and community leaders, committed to transforming the San Diego Mega-Region into the most competitive global center for Sports, Innovation and Active Lifestyle culture. Read More

Honoring our

Founders Circle

The San Diego Exploratory Foundation honors our Founders Circle and Partners for their tireless support of the Inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games San Diego 2019:

  • San Diego Tourism Authority, Partner Organization
  • San Diego Tourism Marketing District, Partner Organization
  • Malin Burnham, Philanthropist
  • Delinda Forsythe, Innovative Commercial Environments
  • Dan Bradbury, BioBrit
  • Gordon Carrier, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
  • Gina Champion-Cain, American National Investments
  • Samson & Jian Chan, Samson Chan Films
  • David & Grace Cherashore, Evans Hotels
  • Papa Doug Manchester, Manchester Financial
  • William Geppert, Banister Hall Fund
  • Doug Hecht, SEED San Diego
  • Vincent Mudd, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
  • Tom Sudberry, Sudberry Family Trust
  • Elizabeth Dreicer, KUITY Corporation
  • Joe Watkins, Point Loma Nazarene University

The San Diego Local

Organizing Committee

VINCENT MUDD
Chairman of the Board
WILLIE BANKS
President & Chief Executive Officer
ANNE CRIBBS
Chief Operating Officer
KEN HAMILTON
Chief Technology Officer
DAVID STOW
Director of Sports Relations
SYLVIA GONZALES
Planning & Permitting
REBECCA FREDETTE
Sponsor Servicing
LURINDA GREEN
Volunteers Director

We live the Beach Games

Tony Hawk San Diego Resident and Pioneer
of Modern Vertical Skateboarding

San Diego is at the epicenter of beach, surf and extreme sports culture. The ANOC World Beach Games will blend the beach, active lifestyles and urban living into a vibrant mix that inspires youthful creativity and celebrates global connectivity through sports. We’re ready to show what a powerhouse our city has become and to welcome the world to San Diego.

Background: Tony Hawk. Photo by K.C. Alfred Photography © ZUMA Press, Inc.

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