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By dsapia | March 18, 2014

Tri-Avaganza benefiting City of Hope participantsIt started in 1983 with a dare. “Surf, water ski and snow ski/board all in one day? That’s crazy, it can’t be done,” Rob Yates was told. So, he created the Tri-Avaganza to prove them wrong. More than 30 years later, Yates and his team are still going from wetsuits to ski boots, all in a day, to fight cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and proving the seemingly impossible, possible.

Tri-Avaganza celebrated its 31st anniversary raising funds for City of Hope on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The event started at Malibu Surf Rider beach, then moved onto Lake Pyramid, finishing the day at Mountain High with a good run and warm meal.

Why did Yates choose such a challenging event to support City of Hope? “Because we can! And to support City of Hope’s lifesaving mission," he says. "The innovative techniques of City of Hope will enable everyone to ski, surf and snowboard for an additional 30 years.” Yates and his team’s contribution over the years have played a significant role in raising awareness and vital funds for City of Hope’s research and treatment. We thank Yates and all the Tri-Avaganza participants for 31 years of support.

You can support and/or donate to Tri-Avaganza at

View Tri-Avaganza photos and video at

Want to create your own event to support City of Hope? Contact our third party events department at 213-241-7362.

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