From a press release:
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, the world famous Comedy & Magic Club will host a benefit for Steven C. Robles, who was injured in a shark attack while swimming near the Manhattan Beach Pier on July 5, 2014.
Tickets for this special event will be $25.00 each and all funds raised from ticket sales will go directly to Steven C. Robles to aid in his recovery from the shark attack.
Steven C. Robles is a life-time open water swimmer and was taking part in two-mile swim when the attack occurred. Robles unknowningly swam into the path of a juvenile great white shark, estimated to be over 7 feet long, which had been caught on a fishing line. After being bit in the torso and thumb, Robles managed to free himself from the shark’s grip and was assisted by local surfers.
He was rushed to a hospital and treated for his injuries. Robles was fortunate in that his injuries were not life-threatening; but, he still faces a long road of recovery and it is unclear when he will be able to return to work as a Realtor at the Keller Williams Palos Verdes office.
The Comedy and Magic Club is located at 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner available. All attendees need to be seated by 7:30 p.m. The comedy show will start at 8 p.m. Attendees must be over 18 years old.
The event is being organized by fellow South Bay professionals who wish to help Robles in his recovery process. Tickets can be pruchased directly from Victor Liu (a fellow Realtor at the Palos Verdes Keller Williams’ office) Frank Ponce (a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Palos Verdes) and Sherry Lear (a Torrance attorney.) To purchase tickets, attendees may call Sherry Lear at (310) 303-7950 or email her at email@example.com.
For more information, please check out the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/666853383399026/.
For those who are unable to attend this fund raiser but still wish to make a contribution, may make a donation through “Sponsor My Swim” at :http://sponsormyswim.com/campaigns/support-shark-attack-victim-steven-robles/.See Patch's full coverage, including the story that broke the news first:
- UPDATED: Shark Attacks Swimmer Near Manhattan Beach Pier
- Were Fishermen Chumming the Waters Near Pier? Conflicting Answers
- Steven Robles: Encounter with Shark Not His First Time in Peril at Sea
- PETA Calls for Permanent Ban on Fishing from Manhattan Beach Pier
- Ban on Fishing from Manhattan Beach Pier Extended until Sept. 7
- How to Help Manhattan Beach's Shark Victim with His Medical Bills