An evening filled with the vivid colors of tropical corals, the abstract geometries of exotic fish, and fascinating behaviors of some of the ocean’s most intelligent creatures captivated and educated a group of Team McBride Wilson supporters during our evening with Jean Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society, at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. With scenes from his upcoming IMAX feature film, and stories of his father and his adventures, Jean Michel spent the evening sharing what the ocean means to him, while emphasizing a lesson preached by his father – that, “People protect what they love”. We couldn’t be more grateful to be surrounded by such passionate representatives of the environment that the love, and humbled by the greater mission that we are able to be a part of.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event in support of our team as well as Ocean Futures Society. Over 70 guests came out for the evening, and it meant a tremendous amount to us to have support from so many corners of the Santa Barbara community and beyond.
Thank you also to all of the awesome groups and individuals who helped to make the event such a success:
Gail Young and BS Winery for donating wine; John Kelsey Photography for the awesome shots from the evening; The Santa Barbara Yacht Club Women for helping to underwrite the cost of the hors d’oeuvres; Greg Gorga with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum for providing the venue; Kiki Scheiblauer for making the connection with the Ocean Futures Society and helping organize the event; The Pierce and Guilfoyle Families for helping to promote the event; Francie Lufkin for making the connection with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum; Holly Lohuis from the Ocean Futures Society for putting many hours into working with us to organize the event; and Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau for sharing his time, passion, and stories with us. Finally, we would like to thank our mothers, Tracy Hulett Wilson and Karen McBride and the McBride.Wilson Fundraising Committee for the energy that they put into coordinating all of the moving pieces while we were training and racing in Spain! This could not have happened without you!
To support the Mcbride.Wilson campaign, please consider making a donation by visiting www.FromWhenceWeCame.org/support.