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By Andrea Swayne

When surf icon and San Clemente resident Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy died in 2012, the legacy of an early surfing pioneer was not all he left behind. His commitment to helping children with special needs has also endured.

A concert fundraiser set for Saturday, Jan. 17 at O.C. Tavern, 2369 S. El Camino Real in San Clemente, has been organized in Tracy’s memory, to raise money for some of his favorite organizations.

Dubbed “Big Kahuna Benefit Koncert,” the event will feature performances by Common Sense and THE UNTOUCHABLES, with music and art on display by Joshua Paskowitz and Mike Dena Band.

The show runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and tickets are $20 at the door. The event will also include raffles and a silent auction. O.C. Tavern will be donating 20 percent of all food and drink purchases.

Proceeds will go to support Rock the Autism, a San Clemente-based music program for kids with autism; Surfers Healing, a San Juan Capistrano-based surf camp for kids with autism; TheraSurf, a Malibu surf camp for kids with special needs; Vocational Visions, a Mission Viejo program for adults with special needs; and Great Opportunities, a San Juan Capistrano program helping disadvantaged kids learn about the ocean.

For more information, or to donate raffle or silent auction items, call 949.370.1083.

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