O'Neill Brand Donates $50,000 to OSO
O’Neill brand has made a $50,000 donation to O’Neill Sea Odyssey in memory of Jack O’Neill, who passed away on June 2, at the age of 94. Ronald de Waal, Chairman and shareholder of the O'Neill brand attended the paddle out in memory of Jack on July 9, and believes that Jack's vision of promoting science and the ocean is of primary importance. "The O'Neill brand is well known internationally and is synonymous with Jack's love of the ocean," said de Waal. "To me, protecting the ocean is a top concern and we need to start with young people throughout our communities to expose them to the ocean early in life. They will be our ambassadors for the future. We are very proud to support and be part of O'Neill Sea Odyssey."
“We are honored to receive this gift in tribute to Jack,” said O’Neill Sea Odyssey Executive Director, Dan Haifley. “It’s very fitting given that Jack O’Neill saw the ocean both as a playground for sports, and as a classroom where science lessons would result in it’s protection.” In addition to the gift, O’Neill brand is donating to the program, proceeds from its Jack O’Neill Tribute T-Shirt.
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Thank you, O'Neill brand, from the bottom of our oceans. We are grateful for your support in memory of Jack.