Volunteers Needed for Adaptive Surf Program on July 27

 Volunteers Needed for Adaptive Surf Program on July 27

Adaptive Surf NYC 2024 is coming to Beach 73rd Street on Saturday, July 27, and the organizers need you to lend a helping hand and help more than 100 people with disabilities experience riding the waves.

Adaptive Surf NYC 2024, is part of the “Play It Forward” program by Wheeling Forward, dedicated to empowering children, adults, and veterans with disabilities through transformative adaptive sports experiences. Made possible by Wheeling Forward, volunteers and the NYC Parks Department, the event will provide an inclusive, safe, and fun environment for participants to experience the thrill of adaptive surfing. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 27.

This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers and there are several roles that people can help with from registration to hospitality, set up and take down, athlete prep, shallow water athlete support, mid water athlete support and deep-water athlete support. Volunteers can register for these opportunities at: https://wheelingforward.org/playitforward/

Wheeling Forward is organizing this event to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and the power of sport to break down barriers. This event is all about providing a platform for individuals with disabilities to demonstrate their abilities and build a sense of community. Whether you’re an experienced adaptive surfer or a newcomer looking to catch your first wave, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The event will feature adaptive surf sessions led by professional surf instructors, ensuring that participants of all skill levels receive the guidance and support they need, making it accessible for everyone to join in the fun. Attendees can look forward to a day filled with music, entertainment, refreshments, and family-friendly activities.

“We’re excited to bring adaptive surfing to Rockaway Beach and showcase the incredible spirit and resilience of our participants,” Alex Elegudin, President of Wheeling Forward, said. “Adaptive sports have a profound impact on individuals with disabilities, fostering confidence, physical health, and a strong sense of community. We’re grateful for the support from the Rockaway Beach community and our sponsors, which makes events like this possible.”

The adaptive surfing event at Rockaway Beach is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend and join in the celebration of inclusivity, creativity, and community. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the excitement of adaptive surfing and support the adaptive sports movement in New York City!

For more information about the event, including schedule details and registration, visit wheelingforward.org/playitforward.

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