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Chumpy Pullin Foundation Gala Launch

The Foundation Raises over $100,000 to support mental health, the environment and marginalised communities!


Sydney: The Chumpy Pullin Foundation officially launched the Foundation with a Gala Dinner at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. The night raised over $100,000 that will be used for future generations in snowsports with a focus on the following five key pillars:

  • Youth Development for Australia’s snowsports athletes focused at a community level.
  • There is ongoing support for marginalised communities, particularly women in sports and indigenous Australia.
  • Mental health with a focus on youth development.
  • Protection and offsetting of our natural environment.
  • Education and knowledge for snowsports for young athletes and their families.

** Photo Credit @Billielikes

Chumpy was a charismatic icon of Australian sport, his love of family and adventure resonated through his actions and approach to everyday life.

Chumpy’s power to influence and inspire people through snowboarding cannot be understated. This influence equally reinforced his love of surfing, free-diving, and music. He lived to love and loved to live. The attendance at this inaugural event was a testament to Chumpy’s Influence. Now carried on through the Foundation, his Wife Ellidy Pullin and their baby, Mini Alex Pullin.

The Foundation exceeded the target of $100,000 at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney’s sold-out event, with 400 guests and celebrities from Surfing, Snowsports & Music flocking to the event.

Guests included World Champion Surfer Mick Fanning, Australian Freeskier & Channel 7 Commentator Miff Rennie, Olympic Games Snowboarder Valentino Guseli, Big Wave Surfer Laura Enever, Olympic Games Games Bronze Medalist Tess Coady, Para Olympian & Medalist Ben Tudhope, Youth Olympic Games Gold Medalist Josie Baff & Channel 7 commentator and founder of Life Without Andy, Mitch Tomlinson along with good mate and Olympian Cam Bolton.

The night was hosted by Matt Shirvington with music by Charlotte Park, Kada and Duan & Only.

Founder of the Foundation Ellidy Pullin read a letter from Chumpy to himself when he was 18, picturing himself as a flag bearer for the Olympic games and having a foundation in his name.

Highlights of the Night

  • Surfer & Commentator Laura Enever Wins the Harley Davidson & Donates it back to the Foundation, a Donation worth $28,000
  • Sydney Investor Trevor Folsom (Investable) outbids Mick Fanning to win Chumpy Pullins Signed Red Bull Helmet for $16,000
  • Mick Fanning Surfboard Sells for $6000
  • Fisher Backstage Tickets for $6500
  • Mick Fannings Bells Beach Rashie Sells for $7,000
  • A night out on the Gold Coast with Ellidy Pullin & Chloe Fisher sells for $5750

See if you can find a photo of yourself at the Gala here.

Media Photos for Immediate Release here.