Sept. 5, 2012
-- Best Day Foundation, which helps children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun-filled adventure activities, is pleased to announce a free Best Day at The Beach event at Ledbetter beach on Sept 16th. The half-day event includes surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, stand up paddling (SUP), and more – activities most children only dream of.
Best Day’s events are free for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Cancer, and other physical and developmental challenges. “It’s an incredible treat to share the ocean with children who don’t often get the chance,” said Best Day Foundation Co-Founder and Executive Director Max Montgomery. “Our volunteers are amazing, and the kids who participate consistently inspire me by doing things they or their parents never thought possible – having a blast the entire time.”
Best Day is still accepting volunteers for these events. It’s not necessary to be surfer or get in the water to make a difference. Best Day volunteers range from middle schoolers to senior citizens, and from every industry and profession.
Each child is paired with volunteers and then begins their Best Day with fun exercises, fit for every special need, before gearing up to enjoy water and beach activities run by an experienced team of volunteers. The safe, fun activities are designed to expand their potential and make friends. After an exciting day at the beach and a warm lunch, each participant is honored during an award ceremony.
Participation for children with special needs is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited for safety reasons. Spots go quickly, and parents must sign their children up online to be considered.
Best Day funded through donations, grants and generous sponsorships. To participate, volunteer, or learn about sponsorship opportunities visit: http://www.bestdayfoundation.org/sba