March 09, 2019 8am: Free Discover SCUBA Experience for veterans and individuals with disabilities. (You can also bring your family and friends at a discounted activity rate.) Sponsored by Aquanauts SCUBA Academy. Participants register on Eventbrite (link below). Volunteers register on volunteer band app.
March 23, 2019 7am: Biscayne Maritime Heritage Trail Survey Dive. Sponsored by National Park Conservation Association (NPCA). Free for Veterans and Disabled. Participants MUST be SCUBA Certified. Register on eventbrite (link below). If you are already a registered volunteer, please rsvp on volunteer band app.
March 30, 2019 10am: Adaptive Sports Expo for individuals with disabilities at Markham Park. Come on out! We'll be at the pool. Volunteers, register on volunteer band app. Sponsored by Memorial Regional Hospital
And, don't forget our Ripple Effect Challenge. This is happening all month long! Please donate $1 and share with a minimum of 5 friends challenging them to do the same. See how far we can go in March! If you are not on Facebook, you can donate directly at http://www.adaptivescubaprograms.org/donations
Want to be more actively involved? Go one step further and make it a recurring donation of $15 or more to become an Aquauants Society Member. (Benefits are based on the donation level.)
A ripple begins when something strikes the surface of the water. Your donation makes a ripple in the surface of someone's life. You may never know the depth of the difference you made, but you will know that you made a difference.
Please join us to show how that ripple can spread to positively affect the lives of veterans and individuals with disabilities.
THE RIPPLE CHALLENGE IS THIS: 1) Donate $1.00. (If you can do more, it is greatly appreciated.)
2) This is just as important. Tag or invite at least 5 of your social network (whether Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc) to do the same. That will start a ripple and let's see how far it will go.
3)Comment. Your thoughts on this challenge/mission/anything with your city and state listed.
This challenge is raising money for Aquanauts Adaptive Aquatics and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $1 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. If you, like us, are inspired by the healing power of water, check out our website (www.AdaptiveScubaPrograms.org) to see the benefits of becoming a sustaining member of the Aquanauts Society.
Thanks to those of you who came out to support Adaptive SCUBA Programs at the Spotlight hockey game on November 11th! A great video was premiered, showing the benefits of our program for veterans. A great big thank you to Maggy Idrobo Lopez (facebook.com/maggyvisual and @maggychang_ph). Thank you to the Law Offices of Scott Sobel for sponsoring 'Kids of Love' to come enjoy the game and get some time on the ice!
AQUANAUTS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the 2018 Gold Seal, AQUANAUTS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think: AQUANAUTS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS PROFILE
You should have received your April newsletter with the recaps and some upcoming events. April was a full month! We got a number of individuals with disabilities utilizing SCUBA diving as a therapeutic program. It is a great therapy as the activity provides for the increase in the production of serotonin delivered to the spine. This results in increased mobility, a lessening in pain, and elevating mood. It is really an all-in-one therapy.
We got some great new volunteers trained and ready to go, and solidified partnerships. We got some great momentum going! Check it out.
You can now become an AQUANAUTS Society Member! Join the ranks of the subscribed supporters of the Adaptive SCUBA Programs. Your monthly contributions will help integrate veterans and individuals with disabilities into the community. You can positively affect people in your community by supporting this program with a recurring monthly donation. With many different levels, the smallest starting at just 50 cents a day, you can make a change in someone's life! (Not to mention the cool swag...)
In this new age, don't forget, many employers have a matching program. Ask your employer about this and double your impact! With Social Responsibility becoming more and more crucial for businesses, it is more likely your employer may want to support what is important to their employees. Tell them about AQUANAUTS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS. We need involved citizens to help us spread the word.
Keep in mind, we are in need of volunteers to take a more active role in the non-diving activities. If you are willing to participate in a committee, please contact Serena at Serena@AdaptiveScubaPrograms.org. Volunteers are the life-blood of this organization.