Surfers Healing serves thousands; however, their mission exists because of one child. Izzy and Danielle Paskowitz founded Surfers Healing because of their son, Isaiah. Isaiah has autism, and when he struggled with meltdowns and sensory overload, riding the waves with his father calmed him like nothing else. Not everyone has a championship surfer for a Dad, so the Paskowitz family invited others to join them at the beach. Their idea caught on, and now Surfers Healing is a nationwide, grassroots non-profit organization. They are the original surf camp for children with autism and ALL of their events are free. Yet even though they had 4,500+ participants last year – and even though autism now affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. – Surfers Healing doesn't think in thousands. They think in ones, because that's where they can effect change. One child. One family. One day at the beach.
- Jill Zack1
- Kat Mumaw1
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Holiday Surfboard Auction Benefiting Surfers Healing
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Holiday Surfboard Auction benefiting Surfers Healing Foundation is auctioning off a number of unique surfboards to raise money to support children with autism. Up for auction are a collection of unique and one-of-a-kind surfboards by acclaimed artists and musicians, master surfboard shapers and world-renowned surfers.
The annual auction is an opportunity to purchase a piece of art or a new surfboard, but to do it knowing you are helping support Surfers Healing, a foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the therapeutic properties of surfing.
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