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hobie memorial logoBy Andrea Swayne

The Hobie Memorial Foundation, the group championing the addition of a Hobie Alter memorial sculpture to Dana Point, received its 501(c)(3) status on Feb. 23, according to foundation representative Donna Jost.

Robbie Roberson, a former employee of the late Hobie Alter, launched the effort in July 2015, presenting his idea for creating a memorial to commemorate Alter’s impact on ocean sports and Dana Point, having put the city on the map with the creation of the coast’s first surf shop.

Sculptor Lance Jost has proposed a sculpture depicting Hobie Alter riding a Hobie Cat, the world famous catamaran he designed, atop a base including photographs of Alter’s many contributions to ocean sports.

Contributions to the effort are now tax deductible. The tax deductible status was granted to be effective retroactively for donations made since Sept. 17, 2015.

For more information on the Hobie Alter Memorial, visit the foundation’s website at www.hobiememorial.com.

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