Magnolia Playground Cleanup, Long Beach, New York

Photo credit Patch/Joley Welkowitz

The Quiksilver Foundation coordinated efforts on Saturday, September 10th to work with the City of Long Beach, NY, the Long Beach High School Surf Team, and other volunteers to finally cleanup the Magnolia Playground, which sat only 2 blocks away from the main event site of the Quiksilver Pro NY 2011 

That playground has long been a favorite of parents, children, and those both visiting and living in the community.  When Irene hit, the playground’s seawall was destroyed, and sand and rubble covered everything.  With the help of the Quiksilver Foundation and of course the kindness of many of this City’s citizens, the park was greatly improved.

As an added boost to the volunteers’ efforts, the Quiksilver Foundation was able to get a certain surfer to come down and help out for a bit and pose for a photo op.  Kelly Slater was snuck under the boardwalk and absolutely shocked everyone by saying hi during the cleanup.

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