Posted June 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm by Brandon Jackson


This summer in an effort to help raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that critically affects the lungs, Dano the Mano (Announcer of Professional Wakeboarding’s “King of Wake” series),  and Duncan Toys, will join forces with Three-time Woman’s World Wakeboard Champion and Two-time Queen of Wake; Nicola Butler in her campaign to fight the debilitating disease.


In late January 2013, Nicola lost her best friend Cianne Naji to Cystic Fibrosis.  Ci was an athlete, an artist, a person who lived her life to the fullest and Nicola was inspired to start something in Ci’s honor.  In this spirit the Ride For Ci campaign was born. is a place where people can donate to help cure CF, learn more about the disease, and find out more about Cianne’s story.  In addition to awareness efforts there will be Ride for Ci events to help link the wakeboard and CF communities in hopes of finding a cure together.


Duncan Toys has donated 1000 yo-yo’s to be sold throughout the 2013 season with 100% of the proceeds supporting the RideforCi campaign.  Dano the Mano will be selling these Genuine Duncan Yo-Yos which have special artwork designed by Nicola herself, throughout the season at most events he will attend.  A limited amount will also be available for purchase online at .


“My goal is to donate $5000 towards Nicola’s charity efforts by summer’s end” said Dano. Nicola has already raised over $10,000 since February!



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