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Fundraiser for Shark Victim Planned for Hermosa's Comedy and Magic Club

The event is being organized by fellow South Bay professionals who wish to help Steve Robles in his recovery process.

Steven Robles, shark victim. Photo courtesy Sherry Anne Lear.
Steven Robles, shark victim. Photo courtesy Sherry Anne Lear.

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 learlaw@earthlink.net.  

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:


Francine DeBrasserie July 16, 2014 at 12:53 AM
Do you have an allegation you care to make,Cathy? What--exactly--is your ominous "whole story first" tease, Cathy? But before you respond, post FACT, not allegation. Deal?
Cathy Smith July 16, 2014 at 01:43 AM
I am not discussing anything online, let's just say you have a friend for many years and they say and do something really hateful to you and shortly afterwards they get bit by a shark, is it Karma?
Francine DeBrasserie July 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Classy, Ms. Smith. Classy.

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