Saturday, September 15th is Coastal Clean Up Day and I Love a Clean San Diego is seeking volunteers to participate in beach clean ups at 85 sites in San Diego. Please help pitch in to the effort by volunteering to help! Read More
For someone with a disability, many of life’s pleasures can become more difficult to access, especially activities like watersports. Waterskiing or kayaking for someone with a spinal injury can be a challenging endeavor, often requiring expensive custom equipment and trained assistance. Despite all of the challenges, every year hundreds of persons with disabilities enjoy watersports at MBAC, thanks greatly in part to funding raised by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis at the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, and a dedicated group of volunteers who make it happen.
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts™, takes place on June 23rd & 24th on the beautiful coastal campus of UC San Diego at Warren Field. The “La Jolla” is one of the most prestigious juried art shows in the country and will once again feature over 190 award winning artists, along with live chalk art creations, art performances, delicious and healthy cuisines, adult beverage libations from Stone Brewery, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. Produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support adaptive sports and recreation programs for San Diegans with disabilities, the Festival is a unique opportunity to combine support for adaptive programs and services that help those who have incurred serious and long term injuries, and artists who work hard to bring creativity and imagination to us every day.
Take the opportunity to support your community by attending the Festival and help ensure access to watersports for persons with disabilities. Tickets are available online at http://www.lajollaartfestival.org/ for just $12. Experience a wonderful day of fun and excitement with your family and parking is FREE!
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Join us on May 19th to celebrate the kick off of National Safe Boating Week. We will be giving away free life jackets (while supplies last), free hot dogs, and best of all- FREE RENTALS*!
Thanks to a generous grant from the San Diego Yacht Club Sailing Foundation, 30 at-risk and under-served kids, who may not have otherwise had the opportunity, will be able to experience sailing this summer. The grant provides camperships for kids-in-need to participate in a week long sailing camp at The Watersports Camp where they will not only learn to sail, but will also experience the many other benefits of camp, such as building self-esteem and developing leadership skills. Read More
The MBAC promo team spent last Saturday explaining the fitness benefits of watersports at UCSD Trition Day, an annual open house event that invites future Tritons and the San Diego community to campus to see what UCSD is all about.
MBAC Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Instructor, Pamela Strom, won 1st place in the 12’6” category of the La Jolla Invitational, a paddling race that is part of the Southern California Ocean Racing Series. The 5 mile race held at La Jolla Shores hosted over 200 participants consisting of SUPers, kayakers, and outrigger canoe paddlers. Read More