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THis ONE'S FOR ANDREW

 
 
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THE MISSION

 
 

The Big Andrew Foundation is a non-profit watermen's collective and community empowerment network dedicated to inspiring individuals to lead a purposeful, healthy and active lifestyle through our relationship with the ocean and contributing waterways.

 
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EVENTS

 

SUMMER PROGRAMs

We're so excited to be heading into summer and have put together a great June calendar to kick off our favorite season.  Stay tuned for July and August, which will be posted soon!

This year, we're offering plenty of opportunities to get active, feel good, and have an impact. Look out for everything from beach cleanups to beach yoga, and start getting stoked for the 10th Annual Surf Contest and 4th Annual Car Show.

There's a lot to look forward to and we can't wait to see you at the beach!


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Join us at Long Sands Beach in York, ME on Saturday, June 24th from 8 AM-9 AM for the first beach cleanup of the summer!

We bring the gloves and trash bags, you bring the helping hands. 

To find us, look out for the bath house and our Big Andrew Foundation Tent.

♻️   If you have any more questions please call (617) 680-0273 ♻️  

 

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ANDREW'S STORY

 

Following a year and a half battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, our friend Andrew Gmelch passed away on December 5, 2007, at the young age of 15. Andrew was an avid surfer, skateboarder, snowboarder, as well as loving brother and devoted son.
 
Always known as the one who could put a smile on someones face no matter what the situation, Andrew was an individual who lived with unforgettable character. Even at the height of his illness, his optimism and good heartedness remained at the core of his being. The effort in which Andrew expressed in activities ranging from extreme sports to his school studies, provides us with an extraordinary example of how living with passion means to live without regrets and fears. His quick wit and sense of humor also taught those of us who knew him how to live with a little humility, and to take life as it comes.