Best Days at the Beach for Kids with Special Needs

Best Day hosting 2 events at 1st Street Beach in Seal Beach CA May 21 & 22
By: Best Day Foundation Inc.
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Greg Long Best Day Volunteer
Greg Long Best Day Volunteer
SHELL BEACH, Calif. - April 27, 2016 - PRLog -- Best Day Foundation, an award winning non-profit dedicated to helping children with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities such as surfing, begins their summer season with 2 events at Seal Beach in Orange County on Saturday, May 20th, 8:00am-2:00pm, and Sunday, May 21st, 8:00am-2:00pm. Best Day is also looking to add to their volunteer roster.

When: Saturday, May 20th, 8:00am-2:00pm, and Sunday, May 21st, 8:00am-2:00pm

Where: 1st Beach in Seal Beach

Ages: Kids with Special needs ages 4-24

How To Participate: Sign up at

To Volunteer: Sign up at:

Best Day Foundation enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, & connect them with diverse populations in their community.

Best Day is a volunteer supported organization where typically 100 to as many as 150 volunteers show up to share their knowledge and passion with kids who might not otherwise have the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave. No special experience or expertise is required and there are roles for everyone - just bring your helping hands and an open heart, we provide the smiles!

Kids with special needs are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible as their events fill up quickly. Go to the Best Day website,, and find the link for the appropriate day to register your child with special needs.

About Best Day Foundation:

Best Day Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (Tax-ID: 26-2223078) enabling children with special needs ranging from Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Blindness, Cancer, Spinal Cord Injuries, and other physical & developmental challenges to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities like surfing and snow sports. Best Day is run by an experienced team and supported by many generous sponsors. The organization has served more than 5,000 children at 142 events in CA, FL, NJ, and NY, since 2008. Visit to learn more.

A Few Words From The Best Day OC Team:

"It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Best Day. It literally was, just that! Sharing the stoke of surfing, and a day at the beach with the kids, was far more gratifying than any surf session I can remember," said big wave champion Greg Long.

"As a surf school owner I've had the chance to help thousands of people catch their first waves. And today was my best day ever taking someone surfing. In fact, taking children out for their first waves ever using a tandem surfboard with the custom chair was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life," said Jason Selman, owner of Endless Summer Surf Camp. "One new surfer was screaming 'Thank you' to me halfway thru our first ride. I felt like I should be thanking him. What a great program and what a great vibe on the beach and in the water."

"Magical things can happen at Best Day events. We've had 3 experiences where non-verbal children with Autism spoke for the first time while attending one of our events. First words ranged from 'Boogie board, boogie board, boogie board' from a 10-year-old boy who didn't even want to try body boarding and then shouted this when being escorted to try tandem surfing, to "I love my mom," on Mother's Day no less, by a 13-year-old girl. You can only imagine the tears of joy that we shed among the parents and the volunteers fortunate to be a part of such a heartwarming experience," said Brooks Lambert, founder of Best Day Foundation.

Source:Best Day Foundation Inc.
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