TCW Summer Recap 2019

Summer 2019 has been one for the books here at TargetCW Amid planning for and construction on our brandnew building (move in date of 2020!), we’ve also been taking time to give back to our community and spend some quality time together as an organization, colleagues and friends.  

Homes of Hope – TCW Employees Build Houses for Families in Need 

Youth With A Mission (or YWAM) is an international missions organization, with a dedication to serving the needs of the poor in Mexico.  A few all-star TCW Employees teamed up with Homes of Hope, one of the programs led by YWAM, to build a house for Rosalina and her two children in Tijuana, Mexico. Rosalina is 27 years old living on a weekly salary of $83. Her children have been asking for their own house for a long time, and she was excited to finally be able to give that to them. 

 TCW Padres Game 2019 

 On August 13th we watched the San Diego Padres take on the Tampa Bay Rays from the T-Mobile Home Run Deck at Petco Park. Besides enjoying some tasty tacos and drinks, we also dodged a few foul balls; Jason Glenn, Alex Olivas, Jaime Aspen and Patrick Magnotta were inches away from catching one before it bounced into the seats above. We’re hoping to bring a baseball back to the office next year – guess it’s time for some practice! 

TCW Sales Fishing Excursion 2019 

On Friday, August 16thThe TCW Sales Team enjoyed a day of deepsea fishing with H&M Landing. The crew left the dock in Point Loma at 6:30 AM and headed out towards the Coronado Islands approximately 10 miles off the coast. Along the way they spotted submarines, bottle nose dolphins playing in the wake and a few other commercial fishing boats.  

Most team members reeled in Rockfish, Mackerel and Sculpin but the biggest catch of the day belonged to Hector Aguilar, who caught an eight-pound Lingcod. Hector grilled his fish on the skillet with some fresh lime juice and savory butter! Yum!   

 The Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational 2019 

TargetCW CEO, Samer Khouli, and new SVP of Business Development, Cory Reynolds, attended the Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational in La Jolla to benefit UCSD’s Moores Cancer Center on August 18th.  Since 1994, this one of a kind event brings surf legends, cancer survivors, scientists and business members together to raise crucial funds for cancer research. Sponsors include companies like Qualcomm, Hologic, Celgene, Genentech, SAIC and many others. Companies select four members to surf alongside a famous surf legend in a tournament style contest. The Endless Summer featured surfers Mike Hynson, Robert August, Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, and Pat O’Connell along with San Diego’s very own Rob Machado, Skip Frye, Joe Roper and Hank Warner are just a few members of the surf community who came out to show their support. In addition to the surf contest and luau, a special “Rell Sunn” award is given each year to honor someone who has made a difference in the battle against cancer and embodies the Aloha Spirit. Rell Sunn, “The First Lady of Surfing”, was a famous Hawaiian surfer who lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 47 in 1998.

This event is extremely special to Cory Reynolds as he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2008. This year’s Rell Sunn recipients, Tony Hunter and Brian Druker, developed Gleevec, the first cancer drug that targets abnormal white blood cells without harming healthy cells. This treatment, backed with funding from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, has kept Cory in molecular remission for over 11 years as well as saved millions of other lives who have this type of cancer.  The event raised over $730,000 which brings the 26year total to over $10 million (not bad for a bunch of surfers!). TargetCW was honored to be a part of the event this year and is looking forward to continuing our involvement in the future.  We encourage all cancer patients to keep fighting and pledge to fight alongside you! 

For more information, visit www.luaulegendsofsurfing.org and check out this rad photo below of Cory doing a headstand during this year’s surfing contest!