On Saturday, July 8th, please join us, along with the hundreds of volunteers and people with disabilities of all ages, to participate in They Will Surf Again, a free adaptive surfing event at Beach 69th Street in Rockaway Beach. This highly anticipated event is co-organized by Wheeling Forward and Life Rolls On. Most of our lawyers and staff plan to be there -- and some of us will even be in wetsuits!
There is still time to register to volunteer or to participate as a surfer. The more people who volunteer, the more people who can participate! Surfing experience is not necessary, but all volunteers must be at least 18 years old. They Will Surf Again provides adaptive surfboards and beach-transfer wheelchairs. All volunteers need to provide is their own wetsuit, fins (for deep water volunteers), and towels. Surfers will need to bring their own wetsuit, lifejacket, and towel. Wetsuits can be rented from local surf shops. Lunch and snacks are provided to all.
We are very proud to be one of the official sponsors of this incredible event via the INA Fund. The INA Fund is a nonprofit recently established by attorneys at our office in the memory of Ina Cangiano, the late mother of Skyer Law partner Greg Cangiano. Ina Cangiano dedicated her life to working with special needs children as a guidance counselor. Regina Skyer has directed all proceeds from the sale of her 2015 book, How to Survive Turning Five, to the fund. More details to come as we plan our official launch later this year. Sponsorship of They Will Surf Again is the fund’s first gift, and we couldn’t be more proud!