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Local Athletic Icons Join Board of Directors, Working to Alleviate the Water Crisis Around the Globe


LOS ANGELES – March 12, 2012 -, a local nonprofit organization fighting the global water crisis,  is honored to announce the addition of Laird Hamilton, surf legend, and Gabby Reece, former Women’s Beach Volleyball star, to its Board of Directors.


“The idea of bringing clean drinking water to individuals in need is very important to me,” said Reece. “Helping RainCatcher achieve their mission and supporting a global cause that is a basic need for every person on this planet, is something I am thrilled to work on.”


“As a person that dedicated their life and career to being in and close to the water, getting clean water to all humans on the planet is not only fulfilling humans basic needs but something that is very important to me and now with RainCatcher, a personal mission,” adds Hamilton.


Hamilton and Reece round out an already diverse and experienced board of directors that include professionals and luminaries from many industries. Hamilton and Reece will work with to continue to work towards its 1- 5-10 Mission to provide clean drinking water to 10 million people across the globe by 2015.


The organization has already provided clean drinking water to more than 450,000 people and most recently raised the funds to add ten new rainwater harvesting schools in the Mityana district in Uganda, bringing clean water to an additional 10,000 people by Spring of 2012.


“We are thrilled to add Laird and Gabby to the Board of Directors; they are extremely passionate people and will be a powerful force in executing our long term vision and mission” said David Zielski, RainCatcher’s Executive Director. “Laird and Gabby have always been true inspirations for me – they represent clean water, service to humanity and health to all living things on our planet,” said Mark Armfield, Founder and Chairman of RainCatcher. “It is an honor to add two extremely passionate people to our long term vision and mission. With their help and the dedication of our entire board, we are confident that we can make a significant difference in the global water crisis and meet the goals we set forth.”


About Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton one of the most recognizable surfers on the planet, appearing in everything from American Express commercials to Hollywood features to just about every mainstream media outlet in existence.


About Gabby Reece

ESPN recently dubbed Gabrielle Reece, a former Women’s Beach Volleyball League star, one of the world’s sexiest athletes. Gabby has been featured in movies, television and countless other mainstream media outlets.


About is a non-profit organization, based in Malibu, whose mission is to provide clean drinking water to people in need around the world. Since 2004, RainCatcher has been providing clean drinking water solutions to primarily Africa and has worked with communities in Kenya, Uganda, and Haiti. They are now planning trips to India and Latin America, and have already provided 46 rainwater harvesting systems and clean water to more than 450,000 people worldwide.


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