Body Glove is proud to be working with A Walk on Water. Please enjoy these photos from the first AWOW event held on Saturday, Oct 6 2012 at the Hollister Ranch. A Walk On Water provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to special needs children. Surfing is used as a tool to gain self-confidence skills and promote the therapeutic benefits of the sport’s positive effects.
Events are dedicated to the children having a safe day experiencing the oceans healing qualities. Children will experience the “stoke” of surfing and sense of accomplishment as family and friends cheer them on from the beach. Founded by Josh Froley and Pat R. Notaro III the inspiration began 12 years ago at the 1st annual “Pat Notaro Day Malibu Surfers Healing” hosted by Variety Club The Children’s Charity. The event is a tribute to Pat’s late father who was an avid Malibu surfer, member of the Variety Club and Sony Executive. Over 200 autistic children experienced surfing at this years event!
Donating time as instructors and ambassadors for different surf therapy charities both Josh and Pat felt it was necessary to serve all special needs children and their families. Through these experiences they were inspired to do more— create a movement. With the intent to approach “giving back” just like surfing, is cool and fashionable. Creating a brand and a platform to help benefit all surf related charities.
These one day events are free to the families. Donations are welcome and can be made out to “The Pat Notaro Memorial Fund” represented by Variety Club The Children’s Charity of Los Angeles. These donations will be appropriated to hold A Walk On Water events and support other surf therapy related children’s charities.