The Cause: Bro-Am Foundation

The Mission: The Bro-Am began as a yearly charity event hosted by Switchfoot in their home territory of Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. Although originally the event benefited a multitude of charities supporting at risk youth in the California community, eventually the event would grow into a foundation all its own. Now in addition to the summer surf and music festival, the Bro-Am foundation is active year round in providing music lessons to at risk youth and providing homeless kids with resources and safety.

The Band: Switchfoot has masterminded the event and the foundation from day one. Over the years they have had a multitude of legendary artists get involved and share the stage with them at the event itself, and their own music studio in San Diego has hosted some of the year round work of the foundation. Switchfoot wrote their song “Dark Horses” (from 2011’s Vice Verses) as an anthem to the youth they have been partnering with for well over a decade.

Get Involved: You can volunteer to facilitate the event itself, sponsor the work directly supporting children, be a vendor at the event, or simply donate from wherever you are in the world. To learn more, visit


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