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Memorial Day concert in Avila Beach benefits wounded, disabled veterans

Posted at 9:33 PM, May 28, 2018

Music lovers came together for a concert benefiting veterans at the Avila Beach Golf Resort on Memorial Day.

The Byrom Brothers, Burning James and the Funky Flames and other musical acts came together for a concert benefiting wounded and disabled veterans.

Proceeds went to three organizations that directly or indirectly help veterans. Operation Comfort uses adaptive cycling as therapy for veterans. Amazing Surf Adventures offers surfing lessons to veterans recovering from post traumatic stress disorder.

A third organization, Quality of Life Plus, is a student-run chapter of an organization at Cal Poly that uses 3D printing to create prosthetic limbs and other devices for veterans.


A crowd turned up for a concert benefiting groups that provide services to disable and wounded veterans. (KSBY photo)

"We work on it through the entire year, and at the end of the year, we present it to them, and they get to implement that into their lives," said Quality of Life Plus Vice President of Operations Jessica Chow, who is a student at Cal Poly. "It’s very personalized. It’s really great to be able to work with the person individually and then see them at the end of the year with that product."

Organizers say last year’s concert raised more than $2,000 for each of the three organizations. Numbers for this year’s event are not in yet, though more than 300 pre-sale tickets were sold.