Two Adaptive Surf Programs Hit Beach 67th on Saturday

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Two is better than one, and on Saturday, July 28, not one, but two separate groups will be helping those who may not normally be able to surf, a chance to surf the waves with adaptive surfing equipment. Life Rolls On and AmpSurf will be on Beach 67th Street helping those who are handicapped, and those from the Rockaway Special Olympics Program, learn to surf.

In a strange coincidence, both adaptive surf programs are scheduled for Saturday at Beach 67th Street, but the more the merrier. And the more who offer to volunteer, the better. Both programs are seeking volunteers to make them a success.

AmpSurf just finished up helping wounded warriors surf the waves as part of the Hope for the Warriors weekend two weeks ago. Now they’re at it again, but this time they’ll be hosting the Rockaway Beach Special Athletes on Beach 67th Street from 9 a.m. to noon. Then, they’ll be doing it all again on Saturday, August 25 from 9 a.m. until noon on Beach 67th Street, except they’ll be hosting both Special Athletes and local veterans. If anyone is interested in participating in or volunteering for these events, register at www.ampsurf.org.

For the past few years, another group, Life Rolls On has hosted the They Will Surf Again event, which helps those with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders, be able to surf using adaptive surf equipment. They’re also looking for help for their event on Saturday, July 28, also at Beach 67th Street. At this point, they’re mostly seeking volunteers to help with set up and take down for the event. Set up begins at 6 a.m., followed by check in at 7:30 a.m. and the adaptive surf clinic takes place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Other volunteer roles may also still be open. To register to volunteer, head to https://liferollson.org/ny-volunteer-reg

Whether you volunteer or not, these events on Saturday are sure to warm anyone’s heart, so head down to Beach 67th Street to root on the participants and volunteers and watch this magical day transpire.

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