Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors!
Because of you, close to 450 children with autism got to participate in a Surfers Healing Virginia Beach camp.
For many of us, we take a simple day at the beach for granted. What seems typical to many – to truly feel the calming power of the sea, bask in the warmth of the sand and splash along the water’s edge – has become a luxury to the families and participants of the Virginia Beach Surfers Healing Camp who must face the difficulties that come with supporting a son, daughter, brother or sister with autism. Each August, the Surfers Healing Teams from California and Virginia Beach, armed with an arsenal of local sponsors and volunteers, turn a couple blocks of the Virginia Beach oceanfront into a perfect beach day for well over 200 children and their families – complete with the opportunity to ride the waves with professional surfers from the US, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
For nearly a decade, these day camps have provided a venue for families to have an experience like no other. The morning kicks off with a 5K race for autism along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Families begin to arrive and children have a chance to relax along the shoreline with therapeutic activities to keep them occupied. Parents mill around informational tables to get the latest autism related information such as autism referendums as well as a host of other autism related resources. All of this leads up to the big event – the child’s chance to spread his or her wings and fly on the waves with the professional surfers of Surfers Healing.
Surfers Healing Foundation is a California based organization that runs completely complementary surf camps for children with autism all over the country. Our local community rallies together to help give these families their perfect day at the beach. This occasion has been rated by locals as one of the most touching and inspirational events they have ever experienced.
Each year we say it can’t be done without the “sea of support” we receive from our community and business partners and any type of sponsorship is greatly appreciated. Even purchasing a case of water has an impact – this event is proud of its grass roots – yet needs to grow, sadly, because of the demand and the need. Surfers Healing is a not-for-profit organization so any of your donations are tax-deductible. Please go to surfershealing.org for more information regarding the Foundation. Go to surfershealingvb.org for more information on our local Surfers Healing Camp. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you for your kind consideration regarding this outstanding event!
Please direct sponsorship inquiries to our Director of Fundraising, Tysha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EIN: 42-1606959 – Guardian Angels, Inc.