One-of-a-Kind Ukulele Signed by Surfing Legends – on Guitars in the Classroom’s Holiday Auction Now!

Dec. 13th, 2012 – Encinitas, CA – An amazing ukulele has come up on the Ebay Auction Cause Store. Non-profit Guitars In The Classroom has collected the signatures of the “Stars, ­Icons and Legends of The Surfing World” on this Kohala Kanikapila style concert ukulele to raise funds for their free educational programs bringing musical learning to children each day. This unique “Surf Uke” captures the essence of surfing and surf music today, and with so many surfers and uke players making waves, it is destined to become a prized treasure and conversation piece. The proceeds of its sale will fund free training programs that will prepare, equip and empower teachers to provide daily hands-on music making for children in public schools in Hawaii in 2013.

The “Surf Uke” features the iconic autographs of the following surfers; Kelly Slater – 11x World Surfing Champion and 18x Surfer Poll Winner, Jack Johnson – famous musician and surfer, John John Florence – top pro surfing prodigy and #2 on Surfer Poll, Gerry Lopez – legendary “Mr. Pipeline”, Rob Machado – iconic soul surfer, Dane Reynolds – futuristic surfing hero, Joel Parkinson – Australia’s top pro, Shane Dorian – big wave legend, John Cruz – Hawaiian master musician.

Additionally, the following luminaries of the surf world and winners of the prestigious Surfer Poll have signed this precious instrument: “Soul Surfer” movie’s Bethany Hamilton, Bruce Irons, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, 2011 Woman’s World Surfing Champion Carissa Moore, rising star Courtney Cologne, free surfer/ocean activist Dave Rastavich, surf pioneer Herbie Fletcher, longboard champ Joel Tudor, founder of Surfer Magazine John Severson, Jordy Smith, Josh Kerr, Julian Wilson, Keala Kennelly, Keith Malloy, Kieren Perrow, Lindy Irons-wife of the late great Andy Irons, big wave charger Mark Healy, World Champ and legend Mark Occhilupo, skater/surfer/musician Matt Costa, Owen Wright, Pancho Sullivan, World’s First Surfing Champion Peter Townsend, iconic Hawaiian beach boy Rabbit Kekai, Sally Fitzgibbons, Taj Burrow and Taylor Knox! This instrument captures surfing brilliance of the past and today.

This auction includes other great items and instruments signed by famous surfers and musicians as well as concert tickets with artist meet and greets, unsigned instruments and musical gear, and much more. It will last until 7 pm Pacific, Thursday night, December 20th, 2012.

Guitars In The Classroom (GITC) is head-quartered in Encinitas, California. Its mission is to provide musical learning opportunities for students in schools across the country by training regular classroom teachers to make music and lead musically integrated lessons across the academic curriculum.  GITC has trained over 9,000 teachers to play, teach, lead and write songs for learning in classrooms with children of all ages, and is active in 26 states. The GITC heartfelt mission is to make music an engaging part of learning for students in their regular classrooms, helping every kind of learner become more creative and successful in school and beyond. For more info about GITC please visit the website.