Boards for Reasons
At Little Bay Boards we build highly sought after, eco-friendly custom wooden Paddle, Wake and Surf boards. Unique in their art and style, these boards have found their way around the globe and for that I am truly lucky. Because they’re so unique, LBB has been constantly approached over the years by miscellaneous charitable events, and I’ve been lucky enough to do a few. But as you can imagine, donating a week-and-a-half worth of work and materials is costly and hard to do more than just a couple times a year.
THAT’S WHY I CREATED “BOARDS FOR REASONS”.
It’s a Patron-based entity of this shop.
Patronage goes way back in history and actually some of the most famous pieces of art the world has ever known are due to the Patrons who supported them. It was mostly aristocrats who fancied the idea of being involved in something creative allowing the artist to then work freely without the pressures of trying to make a living off of what they did. Artists create better when they are not stressed. 🙂 LBB is a pretty established company and is lucky enough to hold its own in the creation department.
So, Boards for Reasons will be a separate piece of that puzzle.
With the help of patrons like you, we will create and donate to multiple charities over time. Your small donations added together with others will make it possible to supply a custom paddle board free-and-clear for donation. The selected charities can then raffle the paddleboard to raise funds for their cause. Charities will receive 100% of the profit for their cause.
And to sweeten the deal beyond the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re helping to do something good in this world, as a “Boards for Reasons” Patron, you’ll receive special gifts from LBB including but not limited to…discounts, “first dibs” on merch and specialty notifications of what your donations are helping to do.
So come on board with me and help be part of the change this world needs. Thank you for your time and donations.
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“Individually we are one drop of water…
But together we are the whole Ocean….”
Vladimir Konstantinov from the Detroit Red Wing Alumni Association drops the ceremonial puck for Hockey Night 2022, helping raise funds to make the world a better place.
Little Bay Boards in Petoskey Michigan donates another stand up paddle board to help raise funds for Voices Without Borders.
The raffle for the paddleboard donated by Little Bay Boards, built by the Petoskey Northmen Hockey team was held last week and the winner was drawn. This beautiful board will be headed to Mt Pleasant MI!
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Henry Ford II High School woodworking teacher Christopher Davis and his students present the paddleboard they are making for billionaire Richard Branson.By: Eric Czarnik | Sterling Heights Sentry | Published November 15, 2019 Student Sydney Szymanski works on the...
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By Harbor Light News Staff | on July 18, 2018 Jason Thelen of Boards for Reasons/Little Bay Boards will be the featured artist for 29th annual Save the Trees Fundraiser July 26. (Courtesy photo)When agreeing to build a custom hollow wood paddleboard for the Little...