SD Loyal Announces Partnership with the Rob Machado Foundation
Today, on World Oceans Day, San Diego Loyal SC (SD Loyal) announces their partnership with the Rob Machado Foundation to help encourage environmental and sustainability consciousness throughout the San Diego Coastline and beyond. SD Loyal—a purpose-driven organization whose mission is to help make San Diego a better place to live, work and play—will amplify the foundation’s mission through custom surfboard auctions, a July 8 beach cleanup and its newly formed “Coastline Crew”.
Beginning on June 17, an online auction will open showcasing three SD Loyal customized surfboards shaped and designed by surfing legend and environmental activist, Rob Machado, and Shaper Studios founder, Chris Clark. Proceeds from this auction will go towards the foundation’s water filtration initiative to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles. Winners will be announced on July 8 at the partners’ beach cleanup taking place at three locations across San Diego County’s 70 miles of coastline. To continue partnership efforts all summer long, SD Loyal debuts the “Coastline Crew”, a dedicated team of people that are passionate about the environment and will lead beach cleanups through the entire county regularly.
The Rob Machado Foundation was established in 2004 by Rob Machado, one of the world’s most recognizable surfers as well as a committed environmentalist, to support environmental programs for youth in hopes to educate and empower young people to make sustainable choices.
To stay up to date on how to win one of these customized surfboards, or to participate in any of the partners’ beach clean ups, please sign up for SD Loyal’s newsletter here or follow up on Instagram @sandiegoloyal.
For more information, please visit sdloyal.com.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO LOYAL SOCCER CLUB
Launched on June 19, 2019, San Diego Loyal is the newest member of USL Championship, a USSF-sanctioned Division II league and one of the most competitive pro soccer leagues in the world. The Club finished the inaugural season in 2020 with a 6-5-5 record. The Club plays at Torero Stadium at the University of San Diego. San Diego Loyal is built on four core pillars – independent, authentic, inclusive and optimistic. San Diego Loyal plays for America’s Finest City and is led by some of the best in sport. The Club is led by Chairman Andrew Vassiliadis, who is the youngest principal owner in USL Championship. It was founded and led on the business-side by experienced soccer executive Warren Smith, a co-founder and former president of Sacramento Republic FC. Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Landon Donovan, one of the most decorated soccer players in the U.S., leads the technical side as both EVP and First Team Manager. To learn more, visitsdloyal.com.
ABOUT ROB MACHADO FOUNDATION
The Rob Machado Foundation was founded in 2004 by professional surfer Rob Machado with the fundamental belief that our planet needs to be taken care of, and there’s no better place to start than with our local communities and our children. We believe our youth are the stewards of our planet and that communities can come together to impact change. For more information, visit www.robmachadofoundation.org.