Memorial Rehabilitation Institute and AQUANAUTS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS collaborated to bring to our community the 5th Annual Adaptive Sports & Recreation Expo at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida. The event featured a wide variety of sports and exercises beneficial to the physical and mental health of those who have suffered strokes, lost the use of limbs, or are coping with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Activities and entertainment was provided for a fun filled day for the entire family.
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Memorial Rehab Institute "Go-Beyond"!
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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.)
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.
It was a great day at the 4th Annual Memorial Rehab Adaptive Sports Expo!!! Thank you so much for everyone who came out to make it a fun and safe event. And a big thank you to the folks that came out to try something new. An event organized by Memorial Regional Hospital. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of it. Please check out the photos from the event!
Special shout outs to:
MEMORIAL REHAB for including us in this wonderful event again. Nothing brightens our days more than being able to bring the joys and benefits of SCUBA to more people in our community.
AQUANAUTS SCUBA ACADEMY for providing the equipment and know-how, as always.
DJ INFANTRY for helping us to spread the word, and don't forget to check out his video of the event.
MOST OF ALL.... OUR VOLUNTEERS! You are the lifeblood of this organization. The commitment to your community and your commitment to training that helps these events happen is invaluable. We especially thank you for your time and energy.