Elite Surfer Shares Business Profits with Scott Center for Autism Treatment

Maui, Hawaii, resident and internationally acclaimed surfer Clay Marzo is generously donating proceeds from his Quiksilver clothing line through the Clay Marzo Project of the Quiksilver Foundation. The effort, which will benefit Surfers Healing, a foundation for autism, and the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology, will kick off early in 2012 at Ron Jon’s flagship Cocoa Beach store.

On each piece of clothing will be the project’s hangtag as well as the project name printed on the inner waistbands of shorts.

“It has been a mission for Clay to inspire autism awareness and support causes to benefit the treatment of autism spectrum disorders,” said Mitch Varnes, Marzo’s long time business manager.

The mission of beneficiary Surfers Healing is to enrich the lives of children with autism and the lives of their families by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing. The Scott Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life of children with autism.

Quiksilver, with headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif., is an outdoor sports company that designs, produces and distributes apparel, golf equipment, footwear, accessories and related products. It is also a maker of surfer apparel, including boardshorts, surfshorts, shirts and T-shirts for men and women, with multiple outlets nationwide.

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