CAO Gives Back To Operation Surf

October 13, 2015 | Rick Rodriguez | 11 Comments

I meet a lot of veterans in my travels. Every now and then I meet someone on active duty. These people are amazing to me. I could never do what they do.

Ed McKenna and I came up with the idea to create a cigar to pay tribute to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. We make cigars for a living. They put themselves in harm’s way for us. It’s the least we could do.

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Making CAO Honor was one thing but for us, it wasn’t enough. We wanted to do something special, something different and unique to honor military heroes. Especially the brave people who come back with major injuries – the kind you can see, and the kind you can’t…

We’ve been donating cigars to Operation Surf for the last several years and with the release of Honor, we decided to take this a step further. Ed and I are really proud to say that CAO has made a donation to Operation Surf, to help them continue the incredible work they do.

You might not have heard of Operation Surf, so let me fill you in. This is the coolest, most innovative approach to helping active duty and veteran heroes we’ve ever seen. Their motto is “changing lives one wave at a time.” The program is led by world-class surfer Van Curaza -- he and his team run weeklong surf camps where they help the heroes “overcome the perceived limitations of their disabilities” through surfing. Take a look at their website and watch the video on their homepage. You’ll see how incredible this program is.

Stay tuned to the CAO social channels for photos and video footage from this, the 13th Operation Surf event taking place on Oct. 13-19 in California’s Central Coast.

And please, if you can donate to Operation Surf, do so.

Keep smoking!

- Rick

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  • Dr. James Fiasconaro 13/10/2015 4:04pm (3 years ago)

    Where can I get them in my area (Monmouth County NJ)?

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