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Jay Thomas
1132 Moro Circle
Placentia Ca, 92870

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Show Time

On Sunday October 18th At DiPiazza's In Long Beach there will be a benefit show for Jay. The bands are:
Harbortown Saints
The Junk
With Special Guest,
Dano And The Juke Joint Freak show

Show starts at 6:30pm Sharp!
All Ages

20% of all Dinner receipts with be donated to the Jay Thomas Special Needs Trust.
Come on out for a great show and for a great cause.

5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, Ca 90804

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Over 250 anchors, over 10 hours, over $5,000 and all for a good cause....priceless.

On Saturday July 11, 2009 White Lotus Tattoo hosted its 1st annual Anchors for Jay Tattoo Benefit in Laguna Hills. Owner and artist Kris Stencel and his staff tattooed anchors on first come first serve customers for $20. All funds raised were donated to the Jay Thomas Special Needs Trust. Customers had a choice of 5 different anchors and had the option to get color or just black and grey. Friends from Spaghetti Bender to fellow surfers all got anchor tattoos. Our lovely dear friend Dano Forte got one as well on his way back from some tasty waves down south. Even sixty year old ladies were getting their first tattoo's for $20 and donating to the benefit.

The event was scheduled to start at noon, but when Kris and his staff arrived at 11am, there was already a line. They tattoo machines were dragged out, stations were set up, bbq was cooking and music was playing and the incredible staff and volunteers at White Lotus Tattoo worked their butts off for over 10 hours straight. "I didn't even take a break", said Kris Stencel, "I just kept my head down, tattooed and said, 'Who's next?'".

There was a wait list about an hour to two hours long and the great neighbors next to White Lotus were kind enough to put out chairs and allow patrons to sit inside out of the heat until they got tattooed. The Jay Team was in full effect and people from as far as Victorville came down and got a sweet $20 tattoo.

The OC Register came down a did a little story on the event and were kind and generous as always. Jay was able to make it down, even due to the fact that two days prior to the event, his van overheated. But again and as always with tremendous grace and motivation, Jay's amazing friends really pulled through and got the van fixed just in time for Jay and his best friend Shane Trulin to make it down to the event to give thanks and to say hi to his huge amount of amazing friends and to complete strangers who put their skin on the line for a good cause.

A huge thanks goes out to Dana Dencklau for the whole idea and Kris Stencel and his staff for putting on an amazing event. Thanks go out to James Thomas, Maren Carrillo and JEFFREY ANTENORE at the OC Register for the photos.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thi$ $aturday...Anchor$ Away!!!

White Lotus Tattoo is located in Laguna Hills @ 24781 Alicia Parkway Unit C 92653 (Between the 5 Freeway and Hon, in the Wendys® parking lot).
Choose one of these 5 designs.
Come on...
Everyone is doing it!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Anchor$ for Jay!!!

Ok, time for another fundraiser! On Saturday July 11, 2009 Jay's good friend Kris Stencel, tattooer and owner of White Lotus Tattoo, and his team of artist will be tattooing anchors for $20 to raise money for Jay. Their goal is to do at least 100 of them, first come first serve. They will be tattooing the same anchor on everyone that comes in. Cash only! So bring your friends and their friends and come down to get tattooed for a good cause. All proceeds will be going to the Jay Thomas Special Needs Trust. We'll see you there!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dano Party

On Friday June 12th, 2009 the Hurley warehouse in Costa Mesa held Dano's 20th year of shaping surfboards party. It was an awesome event with live music, free drinks, some classic cars and of course surfboards. Jay, his father and brother, along with many friends all came out and had a blast. It was a good night to get away and let loose a little bit. Tom Cozad of Newport Surf Shots, was kind enough to let us have a few photos of the event. Thanks Tom.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Bender Brunch

So Sunday June 14th, 2009 Bender Brunch was an amazing success. The turnout was awesome, and all the food donated by the restaurants was fantastic. There was rice, beans, ham, some mexican dish thing, sausage, cookies, cake, brownies, cookies, apple and raspberry pastry things, cookies, and mimosas! All of the bender staff donated their time and energy and worked hard from 7am till 3:30pm setting up, cleaning up and breaking down for the brunch, they all came back an hour later and worked the regular sunday hours with out skipping a beat. The Thomas family would like to thank them all for everything they have done and especially Janie Barger for making the whole event possible. She, along with Julie Weber from Mothers Market, worked together as an amazing team lining up all the food and help to make the event run smoothly. Janie made a few calls and got a few special guest to make an appearance which included Bob Yant, and Dr. Suzy Kim who are great recourses for SCI and are familiar with Jay's condition and a surprise appearance was also made by our friends at New Beach Alliance as well. Jay was excited to see everyone that showed up and barley had time to eat himself. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and donations. It is greatly appreciated. Here are a few pictures from the brunch.

Coffee Mug's: $15 can be purchased at Mothers Market on 17th st. in Costa Mesa or
At Spaghetti Bender on PCH in Newport Beach.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Dano's 20th Anniversary

Tonight at the Hurley warehouse in Costa Mesa, Dano is having a party! Its his 2nd not so annual Blossoming of the White Lotus. Celebrating his 20th year of shaping surfboards! There will be bands, beverages, art and of course, surfboards. Jay, his father and brother will be attending as well, and are really looking forward to seeing many of the Blackies crew in attendance. Please tell your friends to come on down and join in the fun.

Bands: Dano & the Juke Joint Freakshow
The Cormans
Cost: $Free.99
Time: 6pm to 10pm.
Address: 1945 Placentia ave.
Costa Mesa, Ca 92627