When a surf event limited to 200 fills in less than 8 minutes, something’s definitly going right. Surfers For Autism landed in Pass A Grill, FL, a chill beach town south of St Pete Beach, this last weekend. To say the city and community welcomed them is an understatement. With at least two volunteers for every entry, this was one happily crowded line up.
Don Ryan, cofounder and organization president, took some time to spill a hearty dose of enthusiasm. “This is a one stop shop for families with autistic children. As part of our 11 stop tour, everything is included. Surf and paddle boards, food, drink, sunscreen, even a catered lunch. The surfers and families here are treated like rock stars. And for the kids, it’s inclusion at the highest level. I guarantee at least one lucky family will hear their child speak for the first time, on account of surfing. The charge for all this – absolutely nothing! Our sponsors and donors really shine.”
Between an unending line up of kids on boards, happy helpers, Fire and SWAT trucks to play on, sponsor swag-a-plenty, and families marveling that their special prince or princess is actually surfing, there was an abundance of stoke.
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