Thursday, July 1, 2010

We were on the TODAY Show Today!!!!!

Big news for our little family!!!! An organization that we are passionately in love with was featured on the Today Show on NBC today! And WE were in the footage used!!!! How exciting on so many levels! First, we LOVE this organization and the prize would be HUGE for them to share the love of special kids and God's love. Second, it's cool to see my special boy on TV!!!

So check it out HERE then GO VOTE!!!!

And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pass it on to all of your friends :) If you want to link back to this blog so that people can see how much this organization blesses the life of our special needs family, please feel free to do so! There is a NEW LINK on the navigation bar just for Project Surf Camp!

This is a letter I received from Gene Miller on the Board of Directors for Project Surf Camp this morning...

Please send to everyone you know. The quick link to vote is:

Project Surf Camp has been selected as one of four finalists in the Pepsi Refresh Project and the Today Show’s “What Do You Care About TODAY”. Beginning July 1, 2010, the four finalists will be featured on the Today Show. Viewers will be able to vote on their favorite not-for-profit organization. The organization that receives the most votes will receive a grant of $100,000. Voting runs from July 1 to 9:00 PM EDT July 6, 2010. Votes can be cast on the Today Show

web site

Project Surf Camp is a local 501(c)(3) charitable and educational, nonprofit organization designed specifically for individuals with special needs. While great strides have been made in recent years to increase access to goods and services for special needs individuals, opportunities for leisure or recreational activities are often still difficult to access. Sometimes we forget, especially living on the coast, that not everyone has experienced the ocean. One group in particular that has been deprived of such a privilege is those persons with disabilities. Our hope is to introduce people to the water who would otherwise never receive such an opportunity.Project Surf Camp uses surfing, the beach, and other ocean activities as an educational modality to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy in individuals with special needs. We further provide opportunities to build social skills, improve physical fitness, develop healthy outlets for stress reduction, and foster independence.

The Project Surf Camp Board of Directors


Gretchen said...

I'm in tears--the showing was awesome! I voted too, hope they win.

Jeanne Dininni said...

How wonderful, Gretchen! Just voted. Praying that PSC wins!